Wednesday, October 07, 2009

MDB gets interviewed!

Exciting news! Elizabeth Tai of The Star called up for comments on the book banning situation in Malaysia. So MDB will be mentioned in The Star which means the blog will now have perhaps one more reader besides the five who guiltily check up on MDB once in awhile.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Manuscripts still don't burn

Way back in 2006, a few enraged bloggers started a blog to protest Malaysia's illogical stance on book banning.

It was called Manuscripts Don't Burn at What started it all was the following list that included, of all things, books on breastfeeding, Yixing teapots, music for sleepy babies...and Robbie Williams.

Sad to say but the blog has lain dormant for the past couple of years. There had been little buzz on book banning for awhile...until now. For a current list of banned books (thanks to Sharon at Bibliobibuli) go here.

Besides book banning, Manuscripts Don't Burn will now also highlight censorship of other print media, how banning works here and other things related to local suppression of the freedom of self-expression.

If you'd like to contribute to Manuscripts Don't Burn or know someone who does, leave a comment or email

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