Thursday, November 02, 2006

Banned Banner

Midnight Lily and Erna are so incensed by the news about the banning of books that the have set up a blog called Manuscripts Don't Burn to publicise and discuss the banning of books. And the real issue at stake is, as Erna writes, not the books per se but:
Little by little, we might end up losing the battle for personal freedom and our own freedom of self-expression.
There are also cool buttons to download.

13 comments:

lil ms d said...

this would be a great first project for PEN Malaysia...

yoohooooo anyone there... sharon... animah... sunitha... ruhayat... leon... sharanya... everyone... we're supposed to set it up... in two months it'll be 2007!!!

midnite lily said...

ms d, we would love help ^_^ esp considering our limited resources.

bibliobibuli said...

dina - i've emailed you re. this ... and you're right

midnight lily - for sure

lil ms d said...

next week! lets' meet? lunch?

bibliobibuli said...

talk to the others lah not just me!! but i'm pretty free. at the moment i dare not go out because i have a very bad cough and can't be a anywhere near cigarette smoke

lil ms d said...

we will!

midnight lily - dinazaman@gmail.com

let's try for nxt thur lunch? nov 9? where? or in the am? borders curve?

bibliobibuli said...

ms d - emailed you

eyeris said...

i wann join also, can? :D

lil ms d said...

can!

The Eternal Wanderer said...

Keep me posted, please! I want to be apart of this too!

I've also been very incensed by all the book-banning happy nuts in the Home Ministry, having written a not very kind piece on my blog criticising this latest crime against the freedom of expression and our right to information. As expected, the government-controlled press has been mum on this... I'm glad Erna and Midnight Lily have already taken the initiative to set up a blog where we can discuss, debate and definitely criticise any book bans. I've been forwarding the list of banned books to all my friends and many of us are rightly angry too!

It'll be a sad, sad day indeed when it becomes a crime to read in this country! We need intelligent, well-read people to lead this country, not narrow-minded, unintelligent people!

bibliobibuli said...

thanks, will do. read your blog. well said.

5xmom ~chanlilian.net~ said...

I just picked up the banner and will support this cause. It is ridiculous to ban even breastfeeding books! (I am a strong advocate of breastfeeding, you see.)

bibliobibuli said...

my guess is because it had illustrations of boobs and no-one should know what they look like.