Beyoncé Scraps Malaysia Show
Singer postpones date after criticism by conservative Muslim group
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2009 2:05 PM CDT
Beyonce smiles during a special reception by Japanese bag maker Samantha Thavasa in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Oct. 16, 2009.   (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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(Newser) – After controversy over her racy outfits and dance routines, Beyoncé won’t perform in Kuala Lumpur this weekend. The Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, a hardline Muslim group, had protested the Oct. 25 date on her “I Am” tour, but promoters deny the postponement had anything to do with those objections. They say a new date for the show will “be announced shortly”—but Beyoncé used a similar euphemism to cancel a 2007 Malaysia gig after religious conservatives made a fuss, E! Online reports.