Groups’ aspirations on Gaga show necessary, SBY spokesman says
The government needed to accommodate the aspirations of certain civilian groups concerning the Lady Gaga concert in Jakarta that had been scheduled to take place on June 3 at the Bung Karno Stadium, Presidential spokesman Julian Aldrin Pasha said on Monday.
“I heard that the police are still finalizing their study and evaluation on the planned Lady Gaga concert given the massive pro and contra reactions. The police are concerned about ensuring security and public order and therefore suggestions from all groups must be taken into account,” Julian told reporters at the Presidential Office.
“I can assure you that the police will not only serve certain groups,” he added.
Over 50,000 tickets have been sold for Gaga’s concert, 12,000 of which were purchased by foreigners in places such as Australia and the Philippines
The Jakarta Police, however, have filed a recommendation with the National Police not to issue a concert permit following protests from Islamic groups.