State Community Unity, Culture, Heritage and Tourism Committee chairman Maj (R) Datuk Md Anizam Abdul Rahman, said the Kelantan Government should research whether the Main Puteri traditional performance is shariah-compliant and appropriate for public entertainment.
He said that a detailed study was required because certain aspects of Main Puteri art tend to contain improper elements that run contrary to Islam.
"The elements which are not shariah compliant will need to be corrected. God willing once we have this cleared, Main Puteri will be back for public viewing," he said at the Kelantan state assembly sitting at the Kota Darul Naim Complex.
Md Anizam said so far, after discussions with Kelantan National Department of Culture and Arts (JKKN), only Mak Yong performers have been allowed to staged for public entertainment.
Following discussions with Kelantan JKKN, it has been found that certain elements of the Mak Yong performance are following Islamic teachings and could be good for the audience, he added.
While the framework of design and execution has been modified, it has not changed the original concept and added that dialogs, monologs, and verses relevant to the message to be sent have been enhanced and interspersed with Quranic verses.
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