Forced Closure Of Businesses for Ma’al Hijrah

LoyarBurok has been reliably informed that the Pejabat Daerah Johor Bahru has directed all entertainment outlets to close from 7 p.m. on Wednesday,  14th November 2012 until 7 p.m. on Thursday, 15th November 2012.

See the letter at JB District Office Letter Closing Outlets Maal Hijrah.

It is unclear at the moment whether or not the District Office has the power to issue such a direction, and what implications this will have on Johoreans trying to make a buck since ordinarily it is the Town Council that has authority on issues such as this.

We await with bated breath the furore this will inevitably create. What the heck is happening to Malaysia?


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12 Responses to Forced Closure Of Businesses for Ma’al Hijrah

  1. Adam

    It is best to control one's adherents rather than put a blanket ban. It is a blatant show of authority. Any entertainment behind closed doors and not in public open space should be allowed.

  2. yas

    It's true!! All of Johor. Cinemas are closed. It is the second day of Deepavali, cinema day for most Indians – big thing. Deepavali blokbuster out today. Been try to buy tickets for my family (20 of us) and the last show in JB is at 5 :(.

    Can they do this? Does the Constitution allow this?

    • Michael

      We & I believe all Indians are truly disappointed as this has caught the Indian community by surprise. Knowing the importance of Deepavalii to the Indian community, a discussion with Indian reps on the matter would have averted this from happening. The Indian community has been offended and a better understanding of the legality behind this move will help to clear the air.Pls help.

      • Naavin

        this unnecessary closure has affected my whole family's plans for deepavali… how is this fair to us indians who look forward to go for movie during this festive period?? what is the motive for this closure????… we need to be practical and fair to all when we apply these rules!!!!…
        please help to correct this matter…

        • Thiban

          there goes my Deepavali movie trip. What's next.

          • Arasi

            Where are the rights of the Indian community? We have suffered too long in silence and need the powers to be to know that this move treading on cultural norms are just too much to bear for the community…

          • Rekha

            Where's the respect for the cultural norms of the Indian community?

          • Pradeep

            So much for 1 Malaysia… happy ma'al hijrah…

          • Munna

            Don't the Indian community deserve their rights as well? There goes our movie evening ! Where's is the consideration for the most important Indian celebration in Malaysia?

    • Munna

      Don’t we deserve our rights as well, to freely celebrate the most important Indian festival in Malaysia. There goes our movie evening! Shame on the ignorance and disregard!

    • Munna

      Don’t we deserve our rights as well, to freely celebrate the most important Indian festival in Malaysia. There goes our movie evening! Shame on the ignorance and disregard! They could have allowed for the 2 Deepavali movies to be shown, and screened purchase with ICs – what else do have race and religion printed on our ICs for? Well done Bolehland.

  3. boywithkanjibag

    What's wrong w/ it?

    • Alex

      how stupid are u?
      if your can't even understand the implications of statutory body exercising such arbitrary and unlawful power then u should go jump into the straits of johor. while u are at it, please don't surface for air.