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    KL Music festival - 6 dead, 14 in hospital

    Updated: Friday March 14, 2014 MYT 9:07:08 AM
    [SIZE="5"]Future Music Fest 2014 kicks off despite haze[/SIZE]

    Three-day event expected to attract some 85,000 fans, defying the haze that's enveloped the city.

    The unhealthy reading on the Air Pollutant Index did little to faze party-goers at Future Music Festival Asia 2014 last night.

    The event dubbed as the biggest music festival in Southeast Asia kicked off its three-day party yesterday at Bukit Jalil National Stadium showgrounds.

    The festival will end tomorrow with performances by headliners Pharrell Williams, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Yuna, as well as a long list of others.

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    [SIZE="5"]6 dead, 14 hospitalised - concert cancelled[/SIZE]

    Updated: Sunday March 16, 2014 MYT 5:11:46 PM
    [SIZE="5"]Cops confirm 14 people hospitalised over music fest drug overdose[/SIZE]

    KUALA LUMPUR: Police have confirmed that a total of 14 people have been hospitalised as a result of suspected drug overdose during Future Music Festival Asia 2014, which was forced to cancel on Saturday.



    Kuala Lumpur deputy CID director ACP Khairi Ahrasa said along with the three who were still in critical condition, there were 11 others who were being treated at the Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM), though they are in stable condition. They were all aged between 19 and 28. He said nine of those hospitalised were Singaporeans, the rest were from here, Myanmar, Iran and Taiwan.

    “One Singaporean was discharged from the Kuala Lumpur Hospital yesterday (Saturday) and the rest are still seeking treatment,” he said.

    ACP Khairi added that a total of 29 people (13 locals and 16 foreigners) have been arrested on drug related charges throughout the duration of the music festival and are being remanded until March 18.

    The biggest music festival in South-East Asia, featuring international acts like Pharrel Williams, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Rudimental and Knife Party, was forced to cancel on the last day of the event on Saturday, following reports that six people had died of drug overdose at the festival.

    One man died at the venue while another died on the way to hospital. Four others – another man and three women – died at the UMMC and HUKM.
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    methamphetamine overdose . . .

    KUALA LUMPUR: Six people have died while three others are in critical condition due to methamphetamine overdose at the Future Music Festival Asia 2014 at Bukit Jalil Stadium. City police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said the nine, ages from 21 to 28, collapsed during Friday’s event after consuming drugs at around 1.30am.

    Another four people, two of whom are in a coma, are in critical condition at both hospitals SDCP Mohmad said.

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    Haze is still bad though. Rained this morning, cleared the haze a lil bit.

    Did not even know about the Music Festival, i stay 20 minutes away from the stadium.

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    Looks like hell of a good line up though!

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    I went to the Perth leg of it.
    Messy day

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    Malaysia's not having a very good run of luck lately, I hope they track down all the makers and suppliers and sort out their meth problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    Malaysia's not having a very good run of luck lately, I hope they track down all the makers and suppliers and sort out their meth problem.
    That would mean kicking out all the Nigerians with students visa. Not easy.

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    Six young people died over the weekend after taking a party drug at the Future Music Festival Asia in Kuala Lumpur

    [SIZE="5"]‘Life in Colour’ concert cancelled after recent drug deaths[/SIZE]
    MARCH 19, 2014

    KUALA LUMPUR, March 19 — Organisers of Life in Colour, a live music event, have cancelled a concert planned for April 19, following drug-related deaths at last week’s Future Music Festival Asia 2014 in Bukit Jalil.


    Describing itself as “the world’s largest paint party”, Life in Colour is a global live music concert which also includes sideshows such as aerial acts, stilt walkers, contortionists, and fire shows; and culminates in a mass paint party.

    Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has argued that banning concerts or raves will not stop substance abuse.

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    Eight Singaporeans remain warded in a Malaysian hospital, while two other Singaporeans were among 14 foreigners charged for allegedly taking drugs during the event. Singapore’s Central Narcotics Bureau has said it is investigating the alleged drug abuse cases.

    Under the law, any Singapore citizen or permanent resident, who has been found to have consumed a controlled drug outside Singapore, may be dealt with as if the offence was committed within Singapore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Changone View Post
    Malaysia's not having a very good run of luck lately, I hope they track down all the makers and suppliers and sort out their meth problem.
    the latest version . . .



    The Nation March 20, 2014 1:00 am

    A drug bust in Chiang Mai on March 17 that saw police seize 400,000 'yaba' pills exposed a new formula of yaba mixed with heroin, Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) secretary-general Pol Gen Pongsapat Pongcharoen said yesterday. The drug carried a logo of a lion on a globe.

    The narcotic - the first of its kind discovered by the ONCB in 37 years - was suspected to be a new product of a Lahu tribal factory on the Myanmar side, in order to make the yaba more addictive, he said.

    Warning that heroin in Thailand and neighbouring countries contained pure heroin of 80-90 per cent - compared to other countries' rate of only 20-30 per cent, Pongsapat said this drug batch could be fatal.

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