Rais ‘Goebbels’ Yatim is at it again. His Puspal has banned a ballet performance by the Singapore Dance Theatre at KLPac. The reason provided was that the ballet would be performed in ‘indecent’ costumes.
Critics asked why, when in the past such ballet performance had taken place without fuss, and pointed out that Puspal had approved dances featuring classical tutus before at government-run theatre Istana Budaya as recent as this year.
They questioned the inconsistencies of Puspal in its application of its guidelines. They also pointed out that even in Baghdad, ballet was allowed to be performed in its traditional 19th Century tutus.
The reason is simple and unsurprisingly related to the coming general election where Goebbels has to show his Islamic credentials. Of course we know about this man and his ‘problems’ wakakaka but I’m not in the least amazed by his hypocrisy, considering there are far greater hypocrites in some who scream God’s name and His will while abusing the holy religion with their blatant lies (in the name of religion) for their own personal political interests.
But even if we allow for Goebbels’ cherry-picked Muslim sensitivity, the ban by Puspal is a frightening and intrusively ominous step into the rights of non-Muslims. No one is demanding that Muslims, least of all Goebbels, attend any ballet performance by the Singapore dance troupe. Non-Muslims should be entitled to attend such dance performances. How dare Goebbels shaft his personal (hypocritical) prejudice down our non-Muslim throats.
What next? Ban cheongsum and its ‘high altitude’ side slits? Ban sari and its midriff delights?
Wouldn’t it be far more effective in banning the minds and lustful eyes of perverts and hypocrites?