KUALA LUMPUR, July 30 – The Home Ministry has banned three books which can threaten public order and morality. The three books which banned are included publishing and printing of two religious books and a book that contains elements of pornography.
“The books contained elements which could be detrimental to Muslims’ faith in the country, spreading the syiah teachings and contained elements of pornography. The banned order on this three books was effective on June 23, 2015 with gazetted under Section 7(1) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984,” said Ministry’s Publication and Quranic Texts Control Division secretary Hashimah Nik Jaafar in a statement.
“Besides that, in the according of the Sub-Section 2 of Section 8 of the same Act, it was also an offence of print, import, produce, reproduce, publish, sell, issue, circulate, offer for sale and distribution, and to possess such banned publications. This offence may carried a jail term of up to three years and a fine not exceeding RM20,000, or both,” she added in her statement.
The three books who are banned with titled “Doa Jausyan Shaghir” yang terkandung (Doa Yastasir, Doa Simat, Doa Masylul, Doa Adilah, Ziarah Jami Al Kabir) and “Doa Nudbah, Doa Ahd, Doa Faraj (Keluasan), Doa Ziarah dan Doa untuk Kegaiban Imam Mahdi” published by Zahra Publishing House, and “To Love Ru Darkness”, a novel in Mandarin, published by Tongli Publishing Co.