Malaysian bookstore Silverfish Books recently pubhlished a list of books restricted by the Malaysian Home Ministry
(confiscated at the border by Customs) - a list that includes Chinese teapots
, children's prayers
, and Dora the Explorer
. Banned books & magazines aren't exactly news
in Malaysia; indeed, possession of said books can lead to severe penalties, even jail time
.The Opposition has made a statement
before, but that hasn't led anywhere. However, since Silverfish's list, Malaysian bloggers have had enough with the arbitrary and Kafka-esque bans and restrictions, and have come together to form Manuscripts Don't Burn
, to protest and talk about banned books and the larger issue of freedom of speech in Malaysia.
posted by divabat
on Nov 7, 2006 -
'Make no mistakes about it',
Lake Superior State University issued its 28th annual 'extreme'
List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness, which the world needs 'now, more than ever'
posted by LinusMines
on Jan 1, 2003 -