28 Feb '12, 9am

Malaysia scraps US singer concert over body art

Malaysia scraps US singer concert over body art

Malaysia on Tuesday cancelled a concert by United States (US) singer Erykah Badu after a local newspaper sparked outrage by running a photo of her with body art that included the Arabic word for Allah. -- PHOTO: UNIVERSAL KUALA LUMPUR (AFP) - Malaysia on Tuesday cancelled a concert by United States (US) singer Erykah Badu after a local newspaper sparked outrage by running a photo of her with body art that included the Arabic word for Allah. Information Minister Rais Yatim said in a message on Twitter that the concert was cancelled because it breached government guidelines on 'religious sensitivities and cultural values' in Muslim-majority Malaysia. A ministry official confirmed to AFP that the show was scrapped but declined further comment. Concert organisers could not immediately be reached. The acclaimed soul artist had been scheduled to perform in the capital Kuala Lump...

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