Thursday, April 05, 2012

Singapore Dance Theatre & Puspal's Magic Show

Information, Communication and Culture Minister Seri Rais Yatim told reporters this morning that Puspal, or the Central Agency for the Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artists, had not received an application for the set of shows originally slated for this weekend. 

This is so weird. To be honest, based on my own experience in handling so many international shows, the first thing on our 'To-do list' is submitting an application to Puspal for a performance permit. I expect all organizers to do the same unless they use the service of runners to submit the application for them. 

Has the application gone missing? Some magician must be at work!

It is still odd. Why would the organizer claim that their application has been rejected if they did not even apply for a permit? I hope Rais was given the right information.

As a proponent of performing arts, I sincerely hope the organizer, Puspal and the ministry can work out an amiable solution to facilitate the group to perform in Malaysia.

Please do not repeat another illogical decision to ban any legitimate artistes and performers from contributing to the performing arts scene in Malaysia.

The Erykah Badu's case may be a win for hardcore Islamists but it is a dent to Malaysia's hope to become a hub for performers.

It is time to get it right, Mr Minister Rais.


Leithaisor said...

Latest report in TMI has this:

"KLPAC executive producer and co-founder Datuk Faridah Merican explained in a statement here that the application was “personally” submitted to Puspal, or the Central Agency for the Application for Filming and Performance by Foreign Artists, on March 7 by KLPAC production manager Freddy Tan.

Tan, she said, was subsequently “advised” by a Puspal officer last Wednesday that the application had been rejected for two reasons – costuming and foreign performers."

KLPAC insists Singapore ballet application was rejected

Which leaves me wondering if it was some moralistic Little Napoleon pulling his tricks, or maybe Rais cepat-cepat U'turn when the heat got too hot?

bruno said...

To be fair,while our neighbours including Cambodia and Myanmar have move forward,our upside down half past sixes,leaders have taken Malaysia backwards,towards the stone age.

The only thing our half past sixes leaders would approved are the tiger shows so popular in Thailand or xxxxxx rated pornos.Just look at their open alligator mouths,tongues wagging,saliva dripping when the datuk T trio were screening the Aukkua xxxxxx.

bruno said...

Rais Yatim,even a self delivered application can dissapeared into thin air.What if the application is send by post.Habis,mampus lah,kawan.Can you please sit on this one,and have it figured out in your wet dreams.