EXCLUSIVE: Future Music Festival Asia event in doubt after police reject permit
Will the Future Music Festival Asia be cancelled here again for the second consecutive year?
The police told The New Paper that they have rejected the festival organiser's two separate applications for a permit to hold the popular dance music event at the Changi Exhibition Centre on March 13 and 14.
The police said that organiser Livescape Singapore's requests for a Public Entertainment License were rejected because of "serious concerns with potential drug abuse at the event".
The police mentioned "drug-related activities that had taken place at past Future Music Festival events, including its March 2014 event in Kuala Lumpur that resulted in drug-related deaths and hospitalisations, including several Singaporeans".
Read more in Thursday's The New Paper.