Malaysia prohibits Despacito to ‘obscene text’

Malaysia prohibits Despacito to ‘obscene text’

The global summer hit Despacito Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber is no longer on television and radio in Malaysia to hear. Staatsomroep RTM used the number after criticism about the obscene lyrics.

“RTM will with immediate effect not to hear”, says mediaminister Salleh Said Keruak, in a statement told Reuters. The decision only applies to RTM. The state of other radio and tv stations free to the number to continue using it.

The women’s section of the islamic party Amanah had to the prohibition because of the sexual lyrics. “I see this as a serious matter because the song by young people is sung without them the real meaning of the words know”, says chairman Atriza Umar.

Listen to the song Despacito


Despacito was in January launched but only really became a major hit when a remix came out which Justin Bieber is heard. The number has in 35 countries around the world the top position in the charts achieved. Also in Malaysia is the record popular and it is already more than two months, the most streamed song on Spotify.

On Wednesday it was clear that Despacito globally the most streamed album ever with a total of 4.6 billion streams.

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