MBKS mayor: Artists entertain through songs, not by dressing like ‘pole dancers’

Wee sharing his views on the 155th ShallWeeTalk live streaming session on social media (March 18, 2023).

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By Lian Cheng

KUCHING, March 18: Singers do not have to dress scantily like pole dancers, says Kuching South City Council (MBKS) mayor Dato Wee Hong Seng.

In response to recent development where stricter rules, such as no cross-dressing and skimpy outfits, are laid down for foreign artists performing in Malaysia, Wee believed that each country has its own standard of acceptance, and performers should respect the culture of the country they are performing in.

“It (to allow performers to dress scantily) all depends on the general acceptation of the whole nation and the people as a whole — how open the people of the country are.

“To wear skimpy clothes on stage, to me, is not a matter of whether a country is open or conservative. It is about respect,” said Wee during the 155th ShallWeeTalk streamed live today on social media.

As for himself, he said there are some undesirable practices which should not be brought into Sarawak as it would affect the next generations.

“If your job is to entertain through singing, why must you be dressed skimpily? You are not entertaining as a pole dancer in a nightclub. I think the principle is ‘respect each other’,” said Wee. — DayakDaily