By: Agence France-Presse
Muslim-majority Malaysia has stopped enjoying the [email protected] charged song “Despacito” on public broadcast stations, a senior minister mentioned Thursday after critics labelled it un-Islamic.
Salleh Said Keruak, communications and multimedia minister, informed AFP that his ministry obtained quite a few complaints over the steamy lyrics of the reggaeton beat song that has received worldwide reputation.
“Despacito will not be aired by the government-owned broadcast stations because we received public complaints. The lyrics are not suitable to be heard,” he mentioned.
Salleh mentioned he hoped personal tv and radio stations would comply with swimsuit.
“For Malaysian private stations, we encourage them to practice self-censorship,” he added.
“Despacito” — a racy monitor stuffed with [email protected] innuendo which options Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee — went viral quickly after its launch in January, and located a good wider viewers in April when pop movie star Justin Bieber sang in a remix.
The song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi has been named probably the most streamed song of all time worldwide, and can be fashionable in Malaysia.
The Southeast Asian nation has strict censorship legal guidelines, and has previously banned songs with foul language and minimize or axed movies deemed too [email protected] or coping with delicate points.
Earlier the opposition Islamic social gathering, Parti Amanah Negara, urged the federal government to ban the Spanish song over its “[email protected]” lyrics.
Atriza Umar, chairperson of its ladies’s wing, described the music as “porn” and unsuitable for younger kids, warning the song may destroy the ethical material of the society.
“I regret that these problematic songs are not censored by the ministries,” she mentioned in an announcement on Wednesday.
“I urge the authorities to ban this song and other songs that contain [email protected] and violent lyrics which are not suitable in accordance with Islam and our eastern culture,” Atriza added.
But minister Salleh admitted that within the fashionable period, followers will nonetheless be capable of obtain and hearken to the song on different platforms.(AFP)