Elopura assemblyman Calvin Chong Ket Kiun gets brickbats from Pakatan Harapan party Sabah Amanah and PAS for attending event held in open area.
Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah expresses shock that the German cultural fest has become an issue in the Peninsular.
PAS sec-gen clarifies that his party will never support booze fests of any kind.
Acara Oktoberfest tidak sepatutnya menjadi program umum kerana melibatkan sensitiviti agama, budaya dan pandangan kelompok masyarakat yang berbeza.
Kalangan bukan Islam boleh minum arak di tempat menjual arak sedia ada dan memiliki lesen.
Johor Menteri Besar Osman Sapian says his administration will not grant licences to organise any alcohol-themed festivals.
The economic affairs minister says Cyberjaya was intended to be an IT hub, but has instead become a hub for property development.
Ariffin Deraman berkata, hasil kunjungan wakil kerajaan negeri ke premis itu mendapati tiada pesta arak akan dianjurkan.
Fuzi bagaimanapun berkata pihaknya sehingga kini belum menerima permohonan terhadap penganjuran pesta berkenaan.
Federal Territories minister says organisers must adhere to guidelines set by City Hall.
Oktoberfest attracts around six million visitors every year, with some travelling from abroad for the experience.
Anti-terrorism chief says these groups consist of only six to seven members and have no links with other circles.
Ipoh Barat MP M Kulasegaran says it is impossible to make head or tail of the government's response on the matter.
Politicians and ‘little Napoleons’ in government have kept sowing discord even though Malaysians have respected and accepted one another, Sin Chew writer Chong Lip Teck says.
Menteri pelancongan dan kebudayaan itu berkata, Malaysia berbeza dengan Jerman atau Bavaria yang merupakan negara pengeluar arak dan mengadakan 'Octoberfest' untuk mempromosikan arak keluaran mereka.
Tourism minister says the situation in Malaysia is different from that in countries such as Germany, which has a culture of drinking beer and is also a beer producer.
Dr Mahathir Mohamad chides Muslim groups for not focusing on drug addiction among Malay youths that resulted in the deaths of 21 students in a fire recently.
Bekas perdana menteri itu berkata masalah lebih besar dihadapi masyarakat Islam ialah penyalahgunaan dadah.
This after the youth wing began a petition against alcohol-based events, saying they are not part of Malaysian culture.
The group is calling for the approval of the Oktoberfest event planned at the One Utama shopping mall in Petaling Jaya.
However, youth wing says it is not trying to deny the right of non-Muslims to consume alcohol.
Sabah’s Harvest Festival is a traditional and family gathering and should not be compared to beer festivals, says PBS acting Youth chief Christopher Mantud.
State DAP chief Chong Chieng Jen says Sarawak tourism ministry should capitalise on Peninsular Malaysia’s ‘self-created fiasco’ in barring major beer events.
Sabah DAP secretary Chan Foong Hin points out that consumption of rice wine is part and parcel of the celebration.
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