KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 – The organiser of the controversial K-Pop event has been blacklisted by the Communications and Multimedia Ministry. TGM Events has been blacklisted after the ministry found that it had violated the regulations set, according to Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek. “During the K-Pop concert (Fan Meeting B1A4 Acer Special) on Jan 10, 2015 at the KL Live Kuala Lumpur, the organiser had violated the regulations given and therefore it has been blacklisted.
“Enforcement activities with other related agencies, including local enforcement councils have been increased in order to ensure there is no repeat of such an event.” This was said in a written reply to Rantau Panjang member of Parliament Siti Zailah Mohd Yusoff in Dewan Rakyat today who wanted the ministry to explain the influx of Korean pop artistes in the country which she said was destroying the morals of teenagers.
Earlier this year, the organiser of the B1A4 fan meeting received brickbats after a video had gone viral of the artistes hugging tudung clad Muslim girls on the stage. However, the organiser had apologised and said it would be more careful in the future, especially regarding matters pertaining to cultural and religious sensitivities as well as artiste-fan interaction.