Books seized in not-so-funny Malaysia

Two books, 1Funny Malaysia and Where Is Justice?, were reportedly confiscated in Penang and Melaka by the authorities under Section 18 of Printing Presses and Publications Act (PPPA).

The first book is a compilation of the works of political cartoonist Zunar while the second one touches on the issue of death and brutality in police custody.

And these are the things in those books that the paternalistic authorities insist  “could pose a threat to public order, morality, security”.

Confiscation of reading or printed materials is tantamount to overt censorship, which is undemocratic because it reduces diversity of opinions and a wide range of publications that are made available to the general public.

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