Mega concert in Langkawi on eve of GE14

The event will clash with Dr Mahathir’s final stop for his election campaign on the holiday island.
The event will clash with Dr Mahathir’s final stop for his election campaign on the holiday island.

KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 — A massive event dubbed “Konsert Langkawi Hebat 2018” will be held on the Kedah island tomorrow night, coinciding with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s final push there in the campaign for a closely-fought general election.

The event will star local legend Datuk Ramli Sarip and is scheduled to be held at the island’s Dataran Lang at 8pm tomorrow.

Others featuring in the concert include Datuk DJ Dave, Joe Flizzow, Ruffedge, Ayda Jebat, Syamel, Ernie Zakri, Zahirah MacWilson and Achey Bocey.

“Meet in Langkawi! Join me and fellow artistes tomorrow night in Langkawi. Enjoy the concert, win all sorts of prizes that await you,” Ramli wrote in the Instagram promoting the event.

According to the poster bearing the seal of the Finance Ministry and the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA), the concert is free to all.

The event will clash with Dr Mahathir’s final stop for his election campaign, which his Pakatan Harapan pact also plans to stream live across the Internet for its professed goal of reaching 10 million viewers.

Former prime minister Dr Mahathir is contesting the Langkawi federal seat against Barisan Nasional incumbent Datuk Nawawi Ahmad and PAS candidate Zubir Ahmad in the 14th general election.

* A previous version of the report misidentified one of the logo’s as belonging to the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition (LIMA). The report has since been amended to remove this reference.

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