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PUTRAJAYA: The Home Ministry has banned eight publications for containing elements that can cause harm to public order and interest.
The ministry also said the books were deemed to be detrimental to morality.
Five of the eight publications are Isu Semasa Dalam Risalah: Hukum Barat Pun Islam, Isu Semasa Dalam Risalah: Konsep Kebebasan Dan Agama, Menuju Reformasi Perundangan Islam, Zainab Srikandi Cucu Baginda S.A.W and Imam Mahdi Yang Ditunggu Dan Malapetaka Akhir Zaman.
Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said another two publications were deemed to contain elements that insulted the Islamic faith and the country.
“Both these publications could create a negative implication in terms of national security,” he said in a statement yesterday.
The titles of the publications are Al-Yahud: Eternal Islamic Enmity and the Jews and From Majapahit to Putrajaya: Searching for Another Malaysia.
The final publication titled Saucy Seaside Postcard, said Alwi, was banned as it contained pornographic elements and images.
Alwi said it was an offence under subsection 1 Section 7 of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for anyone to print, import, produce, reproduce, publish, sell, issue, circulate, offer for sale and distribution, as well as to possess banned publications.
He said those convicted of the offence could be sentenced to a jail term of up to three years and a fine not exceeding RM20,000, or both, under Section 8 of the act. Alwi also advised the public to report any publications breaching the laws to the home ministry’s Publication and Quranic Texts Control Division at 03-88868047 or fax at 0388891682.