A group of Malaysian teenagers are trying to get a Mariah Carey concert in the country banned, because they fear the sexy singer will encourage "moral degradation".

Young members of the ISLAMIC PARTY are also angry the show, in capital Kuala Lumpur next month (FEB04), clashes with the start of the Muslim New Year, AWAL MUHARRAM - an important religious holiday.

A party spokesperson says, "To allow a Western artist, especially Mariah Carey - who is known for her sexy clothing - to perform on Awal Muharram is disrespecting the sensitivities of Muslims.

"We cannot accept such and immoral concert to be held on this day or on other days... it is not only an insult to Muslims but will encourage moral degradation."

16/01/2004 12:53