MH17: KL orders entertainment shutdown on Friday
Owners of entertainment outlets in Kuala Lumpur have received an order from Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) to cease "all entertainment activities" for 24 hours starting from 7am on Friday (Aug 22), as a mark of respect to victims of the MH17 tragedy, The Star reported.
The notice also said that outlets which did not adhere to the order "would be penalised under the Entertainment Act (WPKL) 1992".
This has upset many of the owners of such outlets.
"We could ask customers to wear black as a mark of respect but it is not right to ask us to stop everything as the livelihood of a lot of people depend on Friday night,'' Jerry Chong of the Backyard Pub in KL told The Star.
Chong also said he and many of his counterparts did not receive the notice.
A spokesman for DBKL said it was following a directive from the Prime Minister's Department.
Source: The Star