Sunday, November 05, 2006

StarMag: What Basis for Bans?

This is probably the first piece of media coverage on the ban, by StarMag columnist in her Tots and Teens column today...

What basis for bans?

A COLLEAGUE sent me a link to a list of books that have been banned by the Home Ministry.

You can check it out at http://www.silverfishbooks. com/RestrictedBooks1.htm.

Looking at the list and trying to think (or not think, as the case may be) like the person in charge of deciding what Malaysians can or can’t read, I could (sort of) see how some of the titles might be deemed unsuitable. That is, I can imagine how someone who doesn’t read or has a dodgy command of the English language or simply doesn’t get out much could maybe feel that some of these books, if read, would cause lasting damage of the morals and pysche of Malaysians.

For the rest of the story, go HERE.

1 comment:

bibliobibuli said...

well done - i dropped by to post this up too!!! good for daphne!