The three-hour performance by three female dancers baring their backs and bellies was arranged by state executive councillor and PKR Kulim assemblyperson Lim Soo Nee to rebut an earlier allegation that the state government had issued a guideline restricting public performances during Chinese New Year.
Lim also invited MCA president Dr Chua Soi Lek to officiate the event to witness for himself that ‘spicy’ shows are allowed in PAS-ruled Kedah.
However both DAP Kota Darul Aman assemblyperson Lee Guan Aik and state executive councillor Phahrolrazi Zawawi of PAS told Sin Chew Daily that such a performance was not part of Chinese culture.
Phahrolrazi, who chairs the Kedah local government, public works, water and energy committee, said the performance breached the dress code set by the state government.
He said such ‘bikini-like’ clothing could appear on the beach and not at a public performance attended by both adults and children.
The state government would investigate the organiser over the incident.
Lee refused to comment on Lim’s action but stressed that performers should dress decently as Malaysia is a multiracial country.
He added that another Chinese New Year event organised by the DAP in Alor Setar on Feb 11 would feature performers in decent, traditional costumes. - MKini.