Friday, June 25, 2004

Boyz II Men cancels Indonesian concert over US travel warning

Boyz II Men are most gonna make a concert over here somewhere within the next 2 months.
Anyways, below is an article about the recent cancelation.

JAKARTA (AFP) - American R and B group Boyz II Men has cancelled its scheduled concert in Jakarta after the United States warned of terrorist threats in Indonesia during the election period, the concert promoter said.

Boyz II Men were scheduled to perform in Jakarta on June 25 but concert promoter Original Production said in a statement that the gig was off due to the travel warning.

The statement said the group's management would reschedule the concert but no new date had been set.

Last month American hip hop diva Missy Elliott cancelled her Jakarta concert, also after the US warned of potential terrorist attacks in Indonesia.

But the rock band Linkin Park, also from the US, defied the warning and performed in front of thousands of fans in Jakarta last Sunday.

The US State Department warned Wednesday that the Al-Qaeda-linked Jemaah Islamiyah could stage attacks, including on Western targets, to disrupt the July 5 presidential poll in Indonesia.

"The Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) and other similar terrorist groups might use these elections as opportune occasions to conduct attacks," according to an updated advisory.

"The potential remains for violence and terrorist actions against US citizens and interests throughout the country," it said, urging Americans to defer all non-essential travel to Indonesia.

Australia, Canada and Britain have also issued warnings against non-essential travel to Indonesia, citing potential terror threats.

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