KUALA LUMPUR – The 2018 Oktoberfest in Mid Valley which begins today can proceed as it did not break any law, said the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Nor Hisham Ahmad Dahlan.
He said, the festival would also be held at a private venue. However, the Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) would also be monitoring the whole festival to ensure that it complies with the law.
“We have monitored, the event in Mid Valley would be done indoors. However, if it is done outside and it does not have a license for that, we will seize it.
“If the Oktoberfest is conducted within the premise, it doesn’t go outside the venue, no drunkards messing around with the public, it is alright. The premise sells alcohol after all,” he told the media when asked if beer festivals conducted indoors require permits.
He also said that DBKL has yet to receive any permit application to hold beer festival.
He also reminded the organisers of Oktoberfest 2018 to ensure that no public disorder will take place throughout the festival.
Earlier the Minister of Federal Territories, Khalid Samad said that the 2018 Oktoberfest may be held if the organisers obtained permits from DBKL and observed all its guidelines.
The 2018 Oktoberfest which begins today at Mid Valley is also a festival of culture, food and music. -MalaysiaGazette