LATEST: Canadian singer AVRIL LAVIGNE will go ahead with her cancelled concert in Malaysia - after winning the approval of the government. The concert had been axed following protests from a political party which claimed the pop star is "too sexy" to perform in the Muslim country. The Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry has decided not to permit Lavigne's show, claiming its content is unsuitable to Malaysian culture on the eve of the country's Independence Day on 31 August (08). But Lavigne has now confirmed she will be performing. She tells MTV News, "Well, I've actually been approved by the government to play a show. "I've already sold 10,000 tickets there, so I will be going to put on a concert for the fans. "They tend to, you know, sometimes not want Western artists in their country. I respect that, but at the same time, you know, there's people that listen to music there and want to see their idols and stuff, so it's all good: been approved by the government and I'm going to go put on a show and have fun."