KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — The Privacy Club Tun Razak issued a public apology today over the “Thai Hot Guy” event that it cancelled after the police warned against its continuation.

In a statement posted online, the management of the bar and restaurant said it respected the religious sensitivities in the country, after at least 60 police reports were lodged over the event that would have featured waiters in lingerie from a popular Bangkok restaurant.

Privacy Club also disavowed all promotional material for the event that had been distributed online previously.

“All media distribution regarding the program is without our consent and we apologize for the error that has occurred.


“We once again apologize for any inconvenience caused and, on the grounds, respecting racial and religious sensitivities, the program has been cancelled,” it said in a statement posted in Malay, English, and Mandarin.

Earlier today, Wangsa Maju police chief Supt Ashari Abu Samah said the police visited the bar after becoming aware of posters online promoting the event later this month, and warned the organiser and management against proceeding with the event.

He added that police would monitor the venue closely and take action in the event if any laws were broken.


Earlier today, the political secretary to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim also responded to the brewing controversy by saying the venue was not licensed to host the show that would have featured waiters in lingerie from a popular Bangkok restaurant.

Controversy began growing yesterday after Islamist party PAS complained that the event was hurtful to Muslims as it would be held during their holy month of Ramadan.