KRU members Datuk Norman Abdul Halim and his younger brothers, Yusry and Edry, have announced that their music group is breaking up after their final concert May 4-6 at Istana Budaya in Kuala Lumpur.

“This will be our final concert. With that we are breaking up,” Yusry said at a press conference today.

In line with the concert, KRU will release a compilation CD of 30 songs with one new track, Tahan Lama. “The song is a statement of success, not only of KRU’s but any individual,” Edry said.

A teary-eyed Norman thanked the fans and their parents, saying, “I think we have achieved everything we wanted to do as a group. Each of us have our own responsibilities and respective projects. It’s time for us to move forward.”

KRU emerged in 1992 as one of the first rap and hip hop acts in Malaysia. They quickly became one of the biggest pop groups of the 1990s, with hits like Awas and Ooh! La! La!.

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