Malaysia Drops the Banhammer


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Another week, another controversy about censorship.  This time it’s in Malaysia.  Malaysia has banned a book and two comics by political cartoonist Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque.  The government felt the material was “undesirable” and could “incite people to revolt.”

Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque who has focused on issues such as opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim’s sodomy trial and police shootings, dismissed the allegations and vowed to continue drawing.

Secretary-General of the powerful home ministry Mahmood Adam said the three publications were “deemed unsuitable and undesirable for public reading.”

All three publications have been banned for its contents can influence the people to revolt against the leaders. The contents are not suitable and are detrimental to public order.

You can read the full statement by Zulkifli Anwar Ulhaque in response to the banning here.