Muslims banned from 'beer giant Guinness-sponsored' gig in Malaysia

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London, August 27 (ANI): The Malay government has banned Muslims from attending a Black Eyed Peas concert because it has Irish beer giant Guinness as its sponsor.

The US hip-hop group are due to take to the stage near Kuala Lumpur on September 25 as part of global celebrations marking the 250th anniversary of Guinness' flagship brewery in Dublin.

The gig's official website reads "the party is only open to non-Muslims aged 18 years and above", reports the Daily Express.

A Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture official explained that the show would have been completely scrapped under normal circumstances because government regulations forbid alcohol companies from sponsoring events. (ANI)

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