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The Malay Mail: Jakim guidelines can damage industry, say stakeholders

PETALING JAYA, April 19 — Stakeholders of the live performances and concerts industry say the Malaysian Islamic Development Department’s (Jakim) guidelines for live entertainment are unrealistic and could damage the industry. Arts, Live Festival and Events Association (ALIFE) acting president Datuk Razlan Razali said he was shocked, as it would affect live performances in Malaysia if the guidelines were enforced. “This is an ad hoc and knee-jerk reaction. It’s taking us 10 steps backwards,” he said. “They didn’t take into account the industry or stakeholders. We were not consulted or involved in any way.” ALIFE is an organisation promoting live arts and entertainment. Razlan said more clarit

The Malaysian Insider: Have one-stop centre for concert approvals, event organisers say after Thirst

Concert organisers and event promoters want clearer standard operating procedures when seeking approval for shows to prevent 11th-hour cancellations such as what happened to the Thirst 2015: We Are All Stardust event recently. The Arts, Live Festival and Event Association (Alife), an umbrella grouping of event organisers and promoters said a "one stop centre" method to prevent disputes arising between the various approving authorities and organisers. Alife secretary Muhammad Iqbal Ameer said while the Central Agency for the Application of Filming and Performance by Foreign Artistes (Puspal) was in charge of approving show content, event organisers still have to get approval from other author

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ALIFE (PERSATUAN PENGGIAT FESTIVAL ANTARABANGSA) IS AN ASSOCIATION REGISTERED UNDER MALAYSIA SOCIETIES ACT 1966. (PPM-036-10-03062014)