THE organiser of the Better Beer Festival must comply with all regulations set by local authorities if it intends to relocate the event venue to Selangor, said Menteri Besar Mohamed Azmin Ali.
He said the state government’s stand was to respect the customs and cultures of all the races that formed the Malaysian population.
Nevertheless, he said, the law must be obeyed.
“We (the state government) respect and preserve the rights of minorities, but we must abide by laws,” he said when asked to comment on whether the state government would allow the festival to be held in Selangor.
On Monday, Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) rejected the application for the Better Beer Festival, citing security reasons.
It also said the event went against DBKL by-laws.
The festival had been planned for October 6 and 7 at the Publika Shopping Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. – Bernama