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KDN bans six publications.

The Home Ministry (KDN) has issued a prohibition order on six publications for content which could be detrimental to public order, morality, public interest and may corrupt the minds of the public.

Home Ministry secretary-general Datuk Seri Alwi Ibrahim said the order was issued under four Government Gazettes - PU(A)106, PU(A)107, PU(A)108 and PU(A)109 date April 25, 2018 under Section 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 (Act 301).

In a statement today, he said three of the six publications contained confusing information which contradicted the teachings of Islam.

The title of the publications are Islam dan Teologi Pembebasan, The Road to Muhammad and Mutiara Sastera Ali: Edisi Surat and Aforisme.

'The publication titled Mengenal Allah Melalui Agama-Agama Purba: Gautama Buddha Seorang Nabi? was found to contradict the teachings and principles of Islam, as well as contained elements of liberalism which could confuse readers, especially Muslims,' he said.

Alwi said two other publications - Confessions: A Secret Diary and Hidden Agendas - contained extreme sexual and pornographic content.

'The ban order covers the printing, import, production, reproduction, publication, sale, issuance, circulation, distribution or possession of the publications.

'As such, any person who commits these acts for whatever purpose has committed an offence and if found guilty, can be sentenced to imprisonment of up to three years or fined up to RM20,000, or both, under Section 8(2) of Act 301,' he said.

He also urged the public to lodge a report, should they come across any such publication, to the ministry's Publication and Quran Text Control Division at 03-88868047 or fax 03-88891682 or the ministry's Integrated Public Complaints System at

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Date:Apr 25, 2018
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