‘The Revenge of The Sarong Party Girl’, 18 other books banned
KUALA LUMPUR: The Revenge of The Sarong Party Girl by Jim Aitchison, with illustrations by Theseus Chan, has been banned by the Home Ministry.
The book stereotypes Asian women, especially in Singapore, as dressing and behaving in a provocative manner and exclusively date white men.
The 1995 publication is among 19 books that have been banned by the ministry for violating Section 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984.
The ministry, in a statement yesterday, said the book, as well as 12 others, were banned for containing sexual content or articles, as well as extreme porn pictures.
The other 12 banned books with such elements are Fifty Shades of Bliss: The Ultimate Guide To Spicing Up Your Sex Life; Maxim (Vol 18, No. 9 November 2014 — USA edition); Maxim (Vol 18, No. 5 June 2014 — USA edition); Pop Psychedelic; Only Two Can Play; Black Men Special Edition; The Loving Touch; The Book of Loving Sex; Kamasutra & Kecerdesan Seks Modern; Nikmatnya Melayari Bahtera Malam Pertama; Pelacur Kelas Pertama; and, Nazi Goreng.
The ministry said three publications were banned for creating confusion and containing details that were in conflict with Islam.
The books are Bila Anak-Anak Bertanya Tentang Allah Dan Alam Ghaib, Inilah 48 Jawapannya...; Tafsir Al-‘Usyr Al-Akhir dari Al-Quran Al-Karim Juz (28, 29, 30)Disertai Hukum-Hukum Penting Bagi Seorang Muslim; and, The Gospel of Ali (Penghargaan Islam atas Yesus).
Two other publications were banned for containing elements promoting communism.
The books are Hidup Bagaikan Sungai mengalir (Kisah 18 Orang Wanita Dalam Gerakan AntiJepun, Anti-Penjajah dan Kemerdekaan di Malaysia-Singapura (1938-1989) and Manifesto Komunis.
Another publication, Al Fatihin: Surat Kabar Bagi Muhajirin Berbahasa Melayu Di Daulah Islamiyyah was banned for containing radical religious and extremist elements.
“All the banned publications, published both abroad and domestically, are harmful to and may confuse readers. As such, they are not appropriate reading materials,” the ministry said.
It said it was an offence under sub-section 2 of Section 8 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 if any person prints, imports, produces, reproduces, publishes, sells, manufactures, circulates, offers to sell, distributes or has in his/her possession any of the banned materials.
It carries a jail term of up to three years or a fine of up to RM20,000, or both, if convicted.