DBKL suspends Crackhouse Comedy Club

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Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) has suspended the operations of a comedy club in Taman Tun Dr Ismail (TTDI) 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 an open mic night participant who first claimed she had memorised 15 chapters of the Quran and then proceeded to discard her hijab and baju kurung, revealing her mini dress underneath.

The comedy club said it banned the woman and her partner from the venue immediately after her stand-up performance and proceeded to lodge a police report.