Home Ministry bans book that allegedly insulted M'sian coat of arms

Pasir Gudang Umno Youth deputy chief Mohd Khairul Azlan Sulong with a photocopy of the book cover that allegedly insulted the "Jata Negara" (Malaysian coat of arms) that he had torn in two as a sign of protest after lodging a police report over the matter at the Seri Alam District Police Headquarters, Johor Baru on Tuesday (June 30).

PETALING JAYA: The government has banned the printing, publishing, and sale of the controversial book titled, "Rebirth: Reform, Resistance, And Hope in New Malaysia", which came under fire for allegedly insulting the national coat of arms.

Home Minister Datuk Seri Hamzah Zainuddin in a federal gazette published on Wednesday (July 1) exercised his powers conferred by subsection 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 to ban the book.

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