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Ummah activist: K-Pop dulling Malay youths’ edge

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Gamis leader Faizzuddin Zai gives a speech at the Rise of the Ummah convention at the Malaysia Islamic Centre, January 13, 2018. — Picture by Miera Zulyana

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 14 — An activist from conservative youth group Gamis has blamed “K-Pop” for what he claimed was rampant “hedonism” among young Muslims, which he said made them unable to secure high-paying work.

Faizuddin Mohd Zai told the Rise of the Ummah convention here that the Korean pop culture, among others, weakened discipline among Muslim youths and encouraged “excessive” individual freedom.

“We are damaged because we grow up in an environment that is unhealthy and how do we expect our youths to be good when even the (entertainment) programmes are immersed in hedonism, like K-Pop here and there,” he said in his presentation.

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The Malay Mail Online

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