If I ever had any doubts before that the country where I was born and raised in has literally gone to the dogs, I don’t have any now.
The Malaysian Home Ministry has just banned — of all things Ultraman. And then again not even in the TV version but the comic book version.
And as if that’s not incredulous enough, check out the reason for the ban: The comic book allegedly contained “elements detrimental to public order”.
Malaysia has sunk so low and the IQ of the government flunkeys have become so imbecilic that they see danger, insubordination and potential for public disorder, not to mention Kaiju, everywhere.
Yet another strong contend for Unspun’s Shit-for-Brains Award here.
Ultraman comic falls to Home Ministry ban
March 6, 2014
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The Home Ministry today issued a ban on the publication of the Bahasa Malaysia edition of the comic book, ‘Ultraman the Ultra Power’, for allegedly containing elements detrimental to public order. File pic of a Uniqlo fashion launch featuring Ultramen. — AFP pic
KUALA LUMPUR, March 6 — The Home Ministry has done what countless monsters and space aliens could not: Vanquish Ultraman.
According to a report by national news agency Bernama today, the ministry issued a ban on the publication of the Bahasa Malaysia edition of the comic book, “Ultraman the Ultra Power”, for allegedly containing elements detrimental to public order.
“It is an offence under Section 8 (2) of the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 for any person to print, import, produce, reproduce, publish, sell, distribute, offer to sell or have in his possession for any such purpose the banned publication,” the ministry said in a statement.
The statement was not yet available on the ministry’s website this evening, but an official verified the ban when contacted by The Malay Mail Online today.
“Yes, KDN has banned the book ‘Ultraman the Ultra Power’,” the official said in a brief text message. KDN is the Malay acronym for the Home Ministry.
The ministry added that a gazette was issued on February 18 banning the comic that is published by Resign Publications and printed by Network Printers.
It is unclear what aspect of the comic had led to the ban.
Ultraman is a fictional Japanese superhero who fights “Kaiju” (monsters), and first appeared on television in the 1960s.
It later gained popularity worldwide, including in Malaysia, leading to localised versions of the TV series and comic books.