Netflix censorship? BN MP wants a look at 'sex scenes' and LGBTs

  • Nation
  • Wednesday, 27 Mar 2019

Google Chrome has an extension that automatically skips the intros to any show on Netflix without you needing to press the 'Skip Intro' button every time. — dpa

KUALA LUMPUR: A Barisan Nasional MP has questioned the government on measures taken to curb “sex scenes” and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) representation in shows featured on the Netflix streaming service.

Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid (BN-Kuala Kangsar) said such material featured on certain shows was “causing concern among Malaysians”, without saying which Malaysians were concerned.

“This is about films on Netflix. Are there different mechanisms of censorship used between ordinary films and those featured on Netflix?

“This is because I am looking at widespread sex scenes and LGBT elements which are causing worry among the people,” she told Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo while he was delivering his closing speech on the motion of thanks to the Royal Address.

In response, Gobind said other lawmakers had also raised similar concerns and he would address this via a parliamentary written reply.

“Can I give it to you in writing, because it's among the same issues raised by Bachok (Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz of PAS).

“So I will come back to you on censorship and other issues, and how we will address this problem,” he said.



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