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Black Eyed Peas' Malaysia Muslim gig ban reversed

Officials have not revealed reason for ban lift

Black Eyed Peas Live Earth Wembley Stadium 7 July 2007 Pic Guy Eppel
A ban on Muslims attending a forthcoming Black Eyed Peas gig in Kuala Lumpur has been lifted by the Malaysian government.

The band are set to play a show in a theme park in the Malaysian capital on September 25, although officials recently banned local Muslims from attending because it was sponsored by alcoholic drinks firm Guinness.

Muslims in the Asian country are subject to Islamic law, which prevents them from legally drinking alcohol.

However, the gig ban has now been lifted, reports BBC News. A culture minister official revealed the news, but did not explain the reasoning behind the change of heart.

Previously an official from the ministry had said: "Muslims cannot attend. Non-Muslims can go and have fun."

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