Malaysia to require kill switch at concerts after The 1975’s LGBTQ rant, same-sex kiss

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10/30/2023

Malaysia has begun demanding that concert organisers install a kill switch to “cut off electricity supply if there is any unwanted incident” after members of British band The 1975 shared a same-sex kiss on stage earlier this year. The new instruction is a direct result of the controversy – which led to authorities cancelling July’s Good Vibes Festival in Sepang, Selangor and banning the UK band from performing in Malaysia again – Deputy Communications and Digital Minister Teo Nie Ching told the lower house of the Malaysian parliament on Monday. “The government has asked concert organisers to … cut off electricity supply if there is any unwanted incident [during a performance],” she said.

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