Odds & Sods

Scorpions Could Corrupt Malaysian Youth

Islamic fundamentalists in Malaysia are calling for an upcoming concert by German heavy metal band the Scorpions to be canceled because they fear the consequences of their rock and roll influence on Malaysian youth. “Concerts like these are the catalysts for hedonism and vice in society,” Salahuddin Haji Ayub, a youth leader of the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, said in a protest note to the Religious Affairs Department. “Research has shown how the crumbling of self-worth, morals and dignity in young people begin from deviant programmes like these,” continued the statement. The first thing that comes to my mind is “the Scorpions are still around?” followed by “If a German rock and roll band can have that kind of effect on the youth of Malaysia, what the hell would happen if Slipknot ever toured there? Or Britney Spears for that matter!” Good times, good times…