Zouk KL cancels dance music party in Malaysia following drug deaths

Clubbers outside Zouk KL located at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Kuala Lumpur arm of Zouk announced on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the cancellation of its upcoming dance music party, Life in Color, after drug overdoses at the recent Future
Clubbers outside Zouk KL located at Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.The Kuala Lumpur arm of Zouk announced on Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the cancellation of its upcoming dance music party, Life in Color, after drug overdoses at the recent Future Music Festival Asia in the Malaysian capital led to six deaths and 29 arrests. -- ST FILE PHOTO: LIM SIN THAI

The Kuala Lumpur arm of Zouk yesterday announced the cancellation of its upcoming dance music party, Life in Color, after drug overdoses at the recent Future Music Festival Asia in the Malaysian capital led to six deaths and 29 arrests.

Among the latter were two Singaporean men who have been charged in a Malaysian court with consumption and possession of drugs.

"Due to the unfortunate events that took place this past weekend, we have decided to cancel the upcoming Life in Color Malaysia event on April 19th, 2014," Zouk KL said in a statement on nightclub's website. It added that the decision to pull the plug was made "with respect for the country and people of Malaysia".

"We appreciate the love and support of our Malaysian fans and our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those affected," it added.

All ticket holders will receive a full refund for the event and more details regarding the refund process will be made available in the next few days.

In an update on the casualties that occurred over the weekend, Cheras police chief Assistant Commissioner Mohan Singh told The Straits Times on Thursday that four Singaporans remain hospitalised. They are still under investigation, along with seven others who have been discharged, and may subsequently face drug charges.

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