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Lambert Will Bend to Malaysian Rules

Lambert Will Bend to Malaysian Rules


Singer Adam Lambert said Tuesday that he would alter his upcoming performance near Kuala Lumpur to accommodate the restrictions imposed by the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party.

According to The New York Times, which cited an Associated Press report, Lambert said during an interview in Hong Kong that his "main goal is to keep people entertained -- not to make them uncomfortable."

The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party objected to the Lambert concert scheduled Thursday at the Putra Indoor Stadium in Bukit Jalil, claiming that the American Idol finalist promotes gay culture that is "not good for people in our country."

According to the Times, "In an interview given to The A.P. in Hong Kong, Mr. Lambert said it was a 'tough decision' to follow the rules of Malaysia's culture, arts and heritage ministry, which forbid him from removing his clothing, jumping and kissing onstage. 'It's something I'm doing out of respect,' Mr. Lambert said. 'It's just one little thing. Man kissing another man is something that government really doesn't appreciate.'"

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