COMMENT | Why are we surprised that there are groups in Malaysia who would be protesting against the scheduled concert by the extremely popular British band, Coldplay, in Malaysia?
These same groups have been doing it for decades. Just search any news organisations’ archives and I will bet my bottom ringgit that you will find protests against many international acts coming into Malaysia.
If we listen to their arguments, we will notice a trend that includes - these international acts promote Western culture or agenda, hedonism, LGBTQ culture, and sometimes even the accusation of being anti-Islam.
But, let’s be honest, no matter what their opinions are and how conservative or not, they are entitled to their opinions and the right to express them.
In a true democracy...