Not all concerts of iconic international artistes set to take place on domestic grounds have earned a positive response from Malaysia. Some locals, contrastingly, have opposed some of these shows for their “pointless” and “religiously harmful” nature.
Among those against these events is freelance preacher, Syed Mohd Bakri Syed Ishak, better known as PU Syed. This time, he has objected to the concert of South Korean girlband BLACKPINK, set to take place in Malaysia in March 2023.
“Agents of dajjal (the Deceitful Messiah) are sneakily slipping their way into Muslim countries more and more,” he noted in the caption, alongside a screenshot of a text he received whereby the sender likened allowing BLACKPINK into the nation to welcoming the dajjal.
This comes merely days after PU Syed published his personal view on Instagram regarding the Billie Eilish concert that took place last Friday (August 18), asserting that the show was non-beneficial to society and could cause people to forget about God.
In his sharing directed at BLACKPINK on Facebook, he expressed his intention to hold a rally protesting the group’s visit to Malaysia, explaining that he aims to prevent the faith of Muslims from being impacted by any external elements that can harm young people, especially the Muslim community.
He added that if non-Muslim fans of the K-pop band still wish to see them live, they can fly to South Korea and are free to enjoy themselves there.
Through the tour schedule that has been circulated online, it is understood that the band will rock the Bukit Jalil National Stadium here, on March 4, 2023 in conjunction with the release of their latest album, which debuted last week.
According to entertainment portal TwentyTwo13, the show will be a portion of the biggest tour series ever organised by a female K-Pop group, and Kuala Lumpur is just one of their many stops along the way.
This will be the group’s second appearance in Malaysia after holding their first concert in the country back in February 2019, in Shah Alam.