Pop star Rihanna has canceled tonight’s scheduled concert in Indonesia due to concerns over her safety.
Dive Purnomo, a spokeswoman for the event organizer, said the 20-year-old singer was supposed to perform before a sold-out crowd of 6,000 in the capital, Jakarta. But she decided against it while in Australia, one of several countries that issued a travel advisory to citizens in Indonesia after the weekend executions of three Islamic militants convicted in the 2002 Bali bombings.
The men called on followers to carry out revenge attacks if their deaths by firing squad went ahead as scheduled.
Purnomo, of Show Master Live, said she hoped Rihanna would make up the cancelled Jakarta gig sometime in January.