Home ministry bans 8 ‘immoral, disturbing’ books

Source: The Malaysian Insight 

THE Home Ministry (KDN) has gazetted a ban on eight publications which contents disturb the mind, pose a threat to public peace, go against moral teachings, and are obscene, said KDN secretary-general Alwi Ibrahim today.

He said the prohibition order for the eight books was issued under Section 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 (Act 301).

“The order stipulates that the printing, importation, production, reproduction, publishing, sale, issue, circulation, distribution or possession of that publication is absolutely prohibited in Malaysia,” he said in a statement today.

Alwi said five publications were found to have content contradictory to the teachings of Islam as practised in Malaysia. Read more