To ban or not to ban Bon Odori

Emmanuel Joseph

Tens of thousands gather to dance at the Bon Odori festival in Shah Alam, on July 16, 2022. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 27, 2022.

THE Bon Odori festival held barely two weeks ago turned out to be a roaring success, garnering some 50,000 visitors. 

This was despite the opposition of some religious groups, who called Muslims not to attend it. Some had even called for it to be banned.

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