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Police disapprove of 'Bavarian Festival' in PJ, cite security risks

Geraldine Tong  |  Published:  |  Modified:

The police have purportedly sent a letter to the Petaling Jaya mayor Mohd Azizi Mohd Zain to state that they do not support the “Bavarian Festival,” believed to be part of the Oktoberfest celebrations at a shopping mall this month, citing security risks.

“Referring to the above matter, the Petaling Jaya district police headquarters does not support the Bavarian Festival.

“This stance is based on security intel that this event would become a target for militant attacks and disturb public peace,” read the letter spotted by Malaysiakini.

The letter, dated Oct 3, was addressed to the Petaling Jaya mayor’s office and bore the signature of district police chief Mohd Zani Che Din.

When contacted, Mohd Zani declined to comment, saying only that he has already given his opinion to the mayor...

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