Malaysia abolished the annual beer festival due to protests from Muslims

Washington. September 21. INTERFAX – Malaysian Authorities announced the cancellation of the annual beer festival in connection with the protests from the Malaysian Islamic party, reports on Thursday, the associated press.

The event is the Better Beer Festival was to be held on 6 and 7 October in one of the shopping malls in Kuala Lumpur.

Local authorities did not specify the reason for the cancellation of the festival, but the Agency notes that the ban on the celebration of followed protests by members of the Islamic party of Malaysia. In particular, the parties announced that the event will lead to an increase in the number of crimes and violence.

In addition, the local police has information that the Muslims had intended to disrupt the festival and to conduct an uncoordinated protest.

“In order to avoid incidents that could spiral out of control, the police have to take the initiative, opposing the organization of the festival to ensure security,” – said the head of the Malaysian police.

The annual beer festival, which was supposed to be brewers from more than 40 countries, was held in Malaysia in 2012.