He does not, however, say why the Singapore government in the first place allowed the band to perform here with a Restricted 18 (R18) rating. This means the band have been told to abide with other “stringent requirements” put in place, including the removal of religiously offensive songs, references to religion or using religious symbols, and ritualistic acts on stage. But they then the last minute ban? If the government had known all along that the band represents a danger to our social and religious harmony, why were they allowed to come in to SG in the first place? And only ban them last minute, on the day of the concert itself? Is it because of pressure from some entity that the government must kowtow to?