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Crackhouse Comedy Club Ordered To Close Temporarily

Crackhouse Comedy Club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail, embroiled in controversy after an open mic night participant removed her outer clothing and hijab to reveal a mini dress underneath on stage

KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has suspended the operations of a comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) here in connection with a video clip said to have insulted Islam.

Deputy federal territories minister Jalaluddin Alias said this action was a clear message that the government would not tolerate any activity deemed offensive to sensitivities on religion, race and the country’s sovereignty.

“This issue also received criticism from residents near the club and netizens who felt that the video was clearly aimed at insulting and sullying the image of Islam.

“DBKL will never compromise on such issues and has taken immediate action to suspend the club’s operations for now,” he said in a statement today.

Jalaluddin said DBKL would continue with its enforcement operations and urged the public to report any such offensive activity.

The 54-second video clip which went viral on social media, showed a woman who first claimed she had memorised 15 juz of the Quran and then proceeded to discard her tudung and baju kurung, revealing her skimpy clothes underneath.

Meanwhile, the club, “Crackhouse Comedy Club House” said in a post on its Facebook page that it strongly condemned the contents of the viral video. The club added that it had lodged a police report on the matter at the TTDI police station.

“The individual in question and her partner were banned from the venue immediately after the performance,” the club said.


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