Panic in the peninsula  


Azmyl Yunor

The religious authorities here have a bone to pick with black metal groups, accusing them of satanism and waywardness. – EPA pic, March 5, 2021.

“MORALITY” is a precious cultural and political capital in good old pious Malaysia – Peninsular Malaysia in particular.

“Morals” alone do not make the cake – it needs a counterpart for some alchemy of power to emerge to stir the public’s concern.


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