The Malaysian daily published a
photo showing various symbols on Erykah Badu's body in Arabic and Hebrew
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American singer Erykah Badu expressed sadness Wednesday at Malaysia's decision to ban her show after a photo of her with body art including the Arabic word for "Allah" caused anger. Despite the fact the body art was not permanent and Badu no longer has it, Information Minister Rais Yatim banned the concert, saying it breached guidelines on "religious sensitivities and cultural values".