Beyonce during her concert May 2, 2009  in Rotterdam, Netherland. Certain parties are trying to stop the popular singer from performing in Malaysia.

Beyonce during her concert May 2, 2009 in Rotterdam, Netherland. Certain parties are trying to stop the popular singer from performing in Malaysia.

There is no reason to stop popular American singer, Beyonce from holding her show in this country if she adheres to the conditions and regulations stipulated, said Information Communication and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

He said protests against popular Western entertainers coming to perform in Malaysia were nothing new.

“If she deliberately bares her body and violates the conditions imposed by the authorities, then she would be prevented from performing,” he told reporters after hosting an Aidilfitri open house attended by about 5,000 people of all strata of society, here Saturday.

He said those opposing her show should be patient and see whether it adhered to the conditions imposed, and it would certainly be wrong if the show offended the religion.

He said this when asked to comment on the trip here by Beyonce on Oct 25 for a performance although many groups had opposed the show on grounds that it would affect the morals of youths in the country.

Meanwhile, commenting on the open house, Rais said a bigger celebration would be held between his ministry and the Perak state government on Oct 18.

“Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is expected to deliver an important speech at the function which would also become a symbol for 1Malaysia,” he said.

— BERNAMA