‘The Re­venge of The Sarong Party Girl’, 18 other books banned

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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.

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