"If this event in 2017 is successfully organised, it is not impossible that activities that are even bigger in scale would be held in years to come.What is the guarantee of safety that can be given to the public who are not involved, such as crime, free sex, rape and so on," he said, despite acknowledging the beer festival's collaboration with ride-share firm Uber for a "Don't Drink and Drive" campaign to ferry participants home.He said it was regretful that the organisers had picked Malaysia for its beer festival despite them purportedly saying that it was an activity for non-Muslims that is also intended to promote tourism."Although Muslims are not the target for participation, but there is no limit or obstructions if there are Muslims who join, simultaneously inviting anyone to attend including Muslims," he claimed.Read more Living abroad is an incredible opportunity to rediscover and reinvent yourself, including the romantic side of your life.
The festival reportedly had 3,500 participants last year and is expected to attract 6,000 people this year.
The Edit: Elton John storms off stage because of ‘rude’ fan The Edit: MJ’s Neverland Ranch train up for auction The Edit: ‘Get Out’ wins top prize at Independent Spirit Awards The Edit: Alfa Romeo brings special editions to Geneva Motor Show KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 — PAS today called an annual craft beer festival here next month a "vice festival," warning that Kuala Lumpur could become known as Asia's vice centre if such programmes carry on unobstructed.
PAS central committee member Dr Riduan Mohd Nor claimed that news about Better Beer Festival 2017 was shocking and inciting Muslims' anger, further alleging that Muslims would not be able to stay silent with such an event being held in Kuala Lumpur.
"It is something that is shameful for an Islamic country like Malaysia, when mungkar (treacherous) programmes can easily gain a place in the society's heart and it is allowed to be organised without obstruction.
"We can't bear it if Kuala Lumpur is known by the world as the biggest centre of vice in Asia," he said in a statement on PAS mouthpiece today.