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State Government wants event organisers to be sensitive to avoid misunderstanding

Last Update: 02/07/2019

LUMUT, July 2 (Bernama) --  The State Government urges anyone who wants to organise any programme in the state to be sensitive so as not to raise any issue that may cause misunderstandings among the public.

State Education, Technology, Science and Environmental Committee chairman Dr Abd Aziz Bari took the example of the 'Young Perak Medalist Dancesport Championship' dance programme in Ipoh recently which has been criticised by netizen.

Abd Aziz said he would discuss with Perak Education Director Dr Mohd Suhaimi Mohamed Ali to get detailed information on the matter so that it would not be repeated in the future.

"I think there is some misunderstanding, there are some things that need to be emphasised so that they (the organisers) are aware of some of the things we need to be sensitive about like the dance event that went viral," he told reporters after officiating a seminar and training on the Perak state beach cleaning action plan here today.

He was commenting on a dance competition organised by the Malaysia United Dance Association (MUDA) in Ipoh, on June 29, where the indecently dressed participants were heavily criticised.

Yesterday, the Ministry of Education stressed that it did not organise the dance competition, but only allowed the participation of students in the schoolchildren category subject to the provisions of the Professional Circular Letter No. 8/2009 and Number 7/1988.

The Ministry had also outlined the dress code which had to be adhered to by students in a letter of approval to MUDA.

On the beach cleaning action plan, earlier, Abd Aziz in his speech said the action plan seminar had to be expanded to increase awareness, preparedness and coordination of agencies to act fast and not panic if there were incidents involving the environment.

"Twenty years ago, we did not see the importance of the environment but now we can see that environmental issues are important for our sustainability," he said.




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