PETALING JAYA: The Immigration Department will deny the entry of individuals who are planning to attend the gay party planned for Sept 30 in Kuala Lumpur.
Its director-general Datuk Seri Mustafar Ali (pic) said that any individual or organiser behind the gay festival will be served the Not to Land Notice (NTL) under Section 8 of the Immigration Act 1559/63 should they attempt to enter Malaysia.
He said the move was under the instructions of Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi who has also instructed the police not to approve the gathering.
"The Immigration Department will cooperate with related enforcement agencies to identify these individuals and ensure that they do not enter the country," Mustafar said in a statement on Friday.
"The Immigration Department is firm in its stance not to compromise with any parties attempting to introduce unhealthy and immoral practices that can threaten the peace, security and sovereignty of the country," he added.
The Immigration Department has served 46,551 individuals with a Not to Land Notice from Jan 1, 2017 to June 30 this year for various immigration offences.
A news portal had reported that a gay event would be held in Kuala Lumpur to promote "White Party Bangkok", the biggest annual gay music festival in Asia, scheduled for Dec 28 in Thailand.
Read more at http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/09/22/immigration-to-bar-individuals-from-attending-planned-gay-party/#U3kezEkKjFvA0cD4.99