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BeerFest: Organiser must fulfil conditions



SHAH ALAM, OCT 5: Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali stressed that approval for any festival serving liqueur will only be granted if all conditions are fulfilled.

The Dato’ Menteri Besar said that is not an issue that needs to be blown out of proportion as approval for such festival is always subject to the conditions set by the local authorities.

“We (local authorities) have given approval before and in the previous year. We have no problem to approve again, but the organiser must meet the conditions set by the local authority,” he said.

Investment, Small & Medium Industries, Trade and Transport Exco, Dato’ Teng Chang Khim said approval for such festival is under local authorities’ jurisdiction according to Local Government Act.

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He said, approval is also granted only after the local authority has considered the application as well as any objection raised by any parties.

“This is true democracy, where we listen to the needs and voice of every party and deliberate based on existing law.

“As of now, there are local authorities which have approved and some have not as there are still some conditions not met by the organiser,” he said.

Prior to this, the Klang Municipal Council had approved the ‘Centro Mall German Food & Beverage Festival’ after the organiser met all the conditions besides receiving conditional support from the Klang Utara District Police Headquarters.

MPK had also put the main condition forbidding Muslims from attending the festival scheduled this October 12 and 13.

Meanwhile, Petaling Jaya City Council admitted that they have not approved the 2017 Octoberfest as the organiser did not meet the conditions set.