Outrage over twerking dancers at a ceremony attended by political leaders


Malaysians, especially the Malay Muslims appeared astonished when the country’s political leaders were seen in a viral video watching a group of scantily clad dancers performing a twerking dance at a formal ceremony held recently in Johor prior to the state election.

In a footage of the event that went viral on social media, the dancers are shown wearing tiny black sexy leggy cabaret costumes as they twerk on stage in front of Muslim leaders from Perikatan Nasional (PN), namely Former Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin and Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainudin at a function in Johor Baru last night. 

The video performance outraged also some government officials from the Islamic party the PAS, who called it disgraceful and shame.

It was reported that the dinner event, including the twerking show, at the Austin International Convention Centre, was organised by a local Chinese business group.

Kuala Nerus MP Khairuddin Aman Razali, who is also the former secretary of the PAS Ulama Syura Council, demanded the organisers to apologise, according to a report by Malaysiakini.

Khairuddin said it was not appropriate for a dance ceremony featuring scantily clad performers to be held in the presence of Muslim political leaders, even though the organiser is non-Muslim.

According to the news portal, there were about 800 people at the event. Among those present were also tycoon Tan Choon Hwa, who is the executive chairman of TCH Resources Group, Bersatu youth chief Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal, and senator Dominic Lau, who is president of Gerakan, a PH component. 

The leaders said they were only invited by the “local Chinese business community”. They had not known about the performance or the dinner show menu.

The same event has also seen Muhyiddin Yassin giving a speech and claiming that even though the PAS is now part of the government they have never raised the issue of “hudud”, and urged the non-Muslims not to be afraid of the PAS.- Malaysia World News


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