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WHAT HAPPENED AT FESTIVAL

MARCH 15

The third day of the Future Music Festival Asia near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, was cancelled after six drug-related deaths.

KL police chief Senior Deputy Commissioner Mohamad Salleh said they were locals aged 19 to 28, the New Straits Times reported.

In the first two days of the concert, the police arrested 19 people - seven locals and 12 foreigners from Singapore, Australia and Indonesia - for drug possession.

MARCH 16

Singaporean Chua Wen Hu, 26, was among three people who collapsed at A State of Trance, part of the Future Music Festival Asia which had moved from KL to Ancol Beach in Jakarta, Indonesia.

He later died in what the Indonesian authorities called a drug-related case.

MARCH 18

Two Singaporean men who were at the festival faced drug charges in a Malaysian court.

Mohamad Redzwan Sali, 27, was charged with drug consumption after a positive drug test and Ng Teck Ming, also 27, with possession of cannabis.

A Singaporean woman was released on police bail.

MARCH 19

Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohan Singh Tara Singh said 15 people, including Malaysians and foreigners, had been charged in court for drugs.

Of the 16 people taken to hospital, 11 were Singaporeans.

The police arrested 15 foreigners and 14 Malaysians at the festival site.