Malaysian official tells Muslims to shun Japanese festival - Nikkei Asia

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Malaysian official tells Muslims to shun Japanese festival - Nikkei Asia

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After cancellations for 2020 and 2021 over the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival is slated to return this year on July 16.

"It is unfortunate that PAS tried to bolster its religious credentials by playing up the issue, while propagating a divisive attitude," said Lee Hwok Aun, a senior fellow at the Singapore-based ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute.

The PAS likely brought up the Bon Odori issue with an eye on the general election to be held as early as this year.

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Author / Journalist: Staff Writer

Category: InvestingFinanceAsia

Topics: Muslims Kuala Party Odori Malaysia Japan Japanese Lumpur Festival Held Religious

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Published On: 2022-06-26, 21:38:00

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