Home > News > Nation
Wednesday January 22, 2014 MYT 9:27:00 PM
Wednesday January 22, 2014 MYT 10:54:23 PM
by michelle tam
PETALING JAYA: Deputy Home Minister Datuk Dr Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar sees no reason why pictures of pigs were blacked out in the local edition of the International New York Times.
“I personally don’t see any reason why pictures of pigs cannot appear in the publication,” said the Santubong MP when contacted by The Star Online.
Printers of the Malaysian edition, KHL Printing Co, had reportedly blacked out the faces of each animal in a frontpage story of Wednesday’s issue.
The act caused annoyance and amusement among readers, who were quick to share images of the censorship online.
“For the New York Times, if there’s pictures of nudity, smoking, weapons like guns, or pigs, we cover them up. It’s not allowed in a Muslim country,” said G. Omprakash, a representative from the printing company.
While he was unsure if there was a government directive against such images, such censorship is apparently a standard practice passed down from “seniors” in the Shah Alam-based company.
However, Wan Junaidi said there was no specific law against running photographs of pigs.
Tags / Keywords:
Wan Junaidi, censorship, New York Times, pig
Industry bleeding from the cut
Wan Junaidi: Any probe against Dr Mahathir will be done 'discreetly'
Amendments to Sosma passed
'Handsome Datuk Seri’ being probed in luxury car scam
Wan Junaidi: IGP is just doing his job
Dad-to-be killed at bank
Too poor to retire
Don’t get pregnant at 17
Orang asli learn to monitor slope and gauge rainfall
Make a date with Robbie Williams on Sept 27
Around the world on two wheels
‘Fifty Shades Of Grey’ brings sexy back to Vancouver
Messi's 400th goal lifts Barca, win for Real
China suspends bank-technology rules that sparked backlash
Copyright © 1995-2015 Star Publications (M) Bhd (Co No 10894-D)