Home Ministry to act against errant cinema

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  • Saturday, 13 Sep 2003

THE Home Ministry will act against a cinema in Kuala Lumpur, which screened the controversial Tamil movie Boys without a censorship board certificate, Tamil Nesan reported. 

It quoted ministry public relations officer Abdullah Mohd Ariff as saying that the copy of the movie screened at the cinema was not submitted to the Film Censorship Board.  

The daily reported that the movie screened at the cinema had excessive sex scenes and dialogue that contained double meanings. 

The daily quoted Abdullah as saying that the ministry would take action against the operator of the cinema under the Film Censorship Act, 2002.  

The daily said a female reader had asked in the daily’s Sunday column why the board had allowed the movie to be screened. 

She had also asked how the board had issued “U” certificate for the movie, instead of an “18-SX” certificate. 

Tamil Nesan and Malaysia Nanban reported that 26 of the 60 branches of the 57-year-old Malaysia Dravidian Association had decided to call for a special delegates’ conference on Sept 26 to decide the fate of the association, which was reported to be on the verge of being deregistered by the Registrar of Societies.  


The dailies said members had lost confidence in the leadership of president R.S. Muthiah. 

They reported that the conference would select a new management committee and pass a no-confidence resolution against the present leadership. 


Malaysia Nanban reported that the skeletal remains of R. Yogendera Rao, 19, who was reported missing on Aug 16, were found at a durian orchard in Negri Sembilan on Wednesday.  


He was reported missing by his uncle at a rubber estate near Kampung Ulu in Mambau.  

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