Beyonce to Perform in Malaysia Despite Dress Code

Sexy singer will perform in the conservative country

By Caitlin Millat
|  Sunday, Sep 20, 2009  |  Updated 3:06 AM CDT
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Beyonce's bringing the "naughty girl" to the conservative country of Malaysia.

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Beyonce's bringing the "naughty girl" to the conservative country of Malaysia.

Two years after canceling a show in the country, Beyonce said Saturday she'll go back to perform there in October despite the nation's covered-up dress code that goes against Beyonce's sexy image.

Knowles' first plan to go to Malaysia in 2007 was foiled when Malaysia's opposition Islamic party threatened and protested her show with complaints she was defiling the buttoned-up feminine image in the region.

This time, youth protestors still said they'd fight against Beyonce's performance.

"We are not against entertainment as long as it is within the framework of our culture and our religion," said Sabki Yusof, youth vice head of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party.

"We are against Western sexy performances. We don't think our people need that," Yusof said.

Islamic law forbids the consumption of alcohol and requires female performances to cover up from their shoulders to knees -- with no cleavage showing.

Beyonce will perform in capital city Kuala Lumpur on Oct. 25 as part of her "1 a.m. World Tour."

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