The American singer had no “professional license” to perform, as explained by the head of immigration in Kuala Lumpur.
The American pop singer Maggie Lindemann was arrested in full concert in Malaysia for lack of the proper license to occur, learned Friday the AFP from the authorities, the artist speaking of a “real hell”.
The 20-year-old Pretty Girl singer who made herself known by posting videos on social media was arrested while she was performing at a Kuala Lumpur mall on June 21st.
“I apologize to my fans who came to the concert in Malaysia, ” she wrote Thursday on Instagram. “I was arrested in the middle of my concert and detained (…) confined to a real hell”.
“She must apply for a professional license”
The head of immigration in Kuala Lumpur , Hamidi Adam, explained that the singer had been arrested because she did not have the permit allowing an artist to perform in Malaysia .
Immigration police arrested her on the basis of intelligence and she was released the next day, he said. If “she wants to do a concert in our country, she must apply for a professional license,” he told AFP. “But the organizer did not listen to us and went ahead with his concert project”.
The singer adds that after this arrest she was unable to continue her tour in Asia, which was also to lead her to Singapore and Vietnam . A similar case has occurred recently. On June 30, three Japanese women and a Spaniard were arrested for failing a professional license while on a descent near Kuala Lumpur in a cosplay festival. This popular practice among fans of mangas and “heroic fantasy” is to make and wear the costume of his favorite hero.