Why A-list artistes shun Malaysia but not other Southeast Asian countries

Muzliza Mustafa

US singer Jennifer Lopez performing during her concert as part of her Dance Again World Tour in Kuala Lumpur in December 2012. – EPA pic, January 14, 2018.

LACK of sponsorships is a key reason why big name artistes have snubbed Malaysia for other Southeast Asian countries, said entertainment industry insiders.

Driving this is Malaysia’s bent towards conservative Islam, which frowns on sponsorships by companies selling non-halal products, such as alcohol.

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