An upset Sultan of Selangor has threatened to call off future Sultan of Selangor Cup matches between his state and Singapore if the protest by the state PAS Youth against two artistes performing for the event went ahead.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah described the protest over rock queen Ella and dangdut singer Mas Idayu as “hypocritical” and “trivial”.
On Monday, Selangor PAS Youth submitted a memoradum to the Selangor Mentri Besar’s office to protest against plans to have Ella and Mas Idayu perform at the match on July 6. The youth wing threatened to stage a demonstration at the Shah Alam Stadium if Ella and Mas Idayu were allowed to performed.
The Sultan of Selangor said there were more important issues that the party could focus on.
“The organising committee even planned for the performance by the singers to end before the maghrib prayers. They are performers suitable for the family and I don’t know what the fuss is all about,” he said.
“The idea of holding the performance is to create goodwill and bring the people together before the match. Sports and music bring people together,” he said.
ps- The other singer is David Arumugam of Alleycats, and the most interesting thing about that is PAS didn’t even protest against him performing at all (to avoid racial statement I guess). And I also heard that PAS is opening memberships to Indians and Chinese. Anyone interested? no concert, no football, no fun.
news: the Star (sultan to pas: call off protest or i call off matches by wong chun wai)