[artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist] will be bringing her show to Malaysia's largest city, Kuala Lumpur, on October 25, but it will be without some of her usual tricks. After encountering what has become familiar opposition from religious groups in the world's most-populous Muslim country, the singer has agreed to tone down some parts of her act, according to The Associated Press.
"We are against Western sexy performances; we don't think our people need that," a spokesperson for the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party stated. But a rep for the concert's Malaysian organizer told the AP that "all parties have reached an amicable understanding" about the performance.
The rep said that Beyoncé should be regarded as a "role model" and an "embodiment of success" because of her philanthropic work, including campaigns against poverty and domestic violence, according to the AP.
Two years ago, Beyoncé was on the verge of doing a show in Malaysia but backed out due to similar protests regarding the singer's performance. But now, the Marctensia rep told the AP, "We are confident that Beyoncé's concert will once and for all silence international critics and put Malaysia back on track and move up the ranks in presenting A-list international pop concerts in this region and further boost tourism."
Other artists, including Rihanna, Gwen Stefani and Avril Lavigne, have toned down their shows for Malaysian dates in recent years.