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Malaysia ban publication of ghost stories.

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Malaysia's Deputy Home Minister has announced that the Government is to ban all books that are, 'calculated to entertain by frightening.'

The Asian country strictly censors foreign books and films and has now withdrawn permits to import and publish books containing ghost stories or a supernatural theme. Genres effected will include mystery, fantasy and superstition.

Popular titles such as the Harry Potter series have been spared, the Minister added, as they were seen as 'benign', reported booktrade.info.
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