Indie film 'Mentega Terbang' not within our purview, says Censorship Board

PETALING JAYA: The screening or streaming of independent film "Mentega Terbang" falls outside the jurisdiction of the Film Censorship Board (LPF).

The film is also not in LPF's censorship record list and is only available via online streaming.

"LPF is aware of the issues arising from 'Mentega Terbang', which has gained attention among the general public.

"However, LPF is always sensitive and committed to ensure that negative elements in films are prevented from being broadcast, exhibited, spread, screened or distributed via conventional methods in Malaysia.

"The board is currently examining all relevant aspects before further action is taken," the board said in a statement on Saturday (March 4).

LFP, which is under the Home Ministry, carries out its duties based on the Film Censorship Act 2002 that stipulates the censorship of film and publicity materials for broadcast, exhibition, dissemination, screening or physical distribution for the general public in Malaysia, except through the Internet.

In issuing a decision of censorship on the content of a film and publicity materials, the LPF will examine and give special attention based on the ministry's Film Censorship Guidelines 2010 which include safety and public order; religion; socio-culture; and civility and morality.

As there is no LPF approval issued for "Mentega Terbang" for the purpose of public screening, if found conventionally shown at any premises, the public can lodge a complaint to the Film Censorship Office via email or MOHA Public Complaint Management System via

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