'Manifesto Komunis' among 19 publications banned by Home Ministry

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KUALA LUMPUR: The Home Ministry has banned 19 publications under Section 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984.

Thirteen publications’ content or articles have “sexual elements” as well as “extreme porn images” which are counter to the norms of Malaysian life, the Ministry said in a statement today.

The banned publications are: Revenge of The Sarong Party Girl; Fifty Shades of Bliss; The Ultimate Guide To Spicing Up Your Sex Life; Maxim (Vol 18, No.9 November 2014 – USA edition; Maxim (Vol 18, No.5 June 2014 – USA edition; Pop Psychedelic; Only Two Can Play; Black Men Special Edition; The Loving Touch; The Book of Loving Sex; Kamasutra & Kecerdesan Seks Modern; Nikmatnya Melayari Bahtera Malam Pertama; Pelacur Kelas Pertama and Nazi Goreng.

The Home Ministry said that three other publications are banned for containing “confusing facts” which go against Islamic teaching.

The banned books are: Bila Anak-Anak Bertanya Tentang Allah Dan Alam Ghaib Inilah 48 Jawapannya...; Tafsir Al-‘Usyr Al-Akhir dari Al-Quran Al-Karim Juz (28, 29, 30) Disertai Hukum-Hukum Penting Bagi Seorang Muslim; and The Gospel of Ali (Penghargaan Islam atas Yesus)

Two other publications are banned for containing elements promoting communism: Hidup Bagaikan Sungai Mengalir (Kisah 18 Orang Wanita Dalam Gerakan Anti-Jepun, Anti Penjajah dan Kemerdekaan Di Malaysia-Singapura (1938-1989); and Manifesto Komunis.

Another publication, Al Fatihin: Surat Khabar Bagi Muhajirin Berbahasa Melayu Di Daulah Islamiyyah, is banned for containing radical religious and extremist elements.

“On the whole, all the (banned) publications, which were published abroad and domestically, can be seen as being harmful to or (liable to cause confusion for) its readers, particularly, the younger generation.

“As such, they are not appropriate to be made general reading material,” the ministry said.

It added that it is an offence under Sub-section 2 of Section 8 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for any person to print, import, produce, reproduce, publish, sell, manufacture, circulate, offer to sell, distribute or have in his/her possession any of the banned materials.

Any person convicted of the offence would be liable to imprisonment for up to three years or a fine of up to RM20,000, or both.