Tuesday, February 09, 2010

So Where IS Justice?

*Sigh* - here's another incident in which books have been seized  - oops - "confiscated".

This time it's the Seremban police who have confiscated 22 books published by Kinibooks, a subsidiary of Malaysiakini, last Friday from Popular Book Store. The books are 12 copies of 1Funny Malaysia comic books and 10 copies of Where is Justice? 

According to Malaysiakini :
Special Investigation Divisions officer Inspector Bobby Bana said that orders came from the Negri Sembilan police headquarters last week for the books to be seized.

"We are not banning the books but are just taking them to analyse their content," said Bana, who was part of the raiding team, when contacted today.

This is the latest incident following seizures of the same books in Malacca and Penang two weeks ago.

It is understood that the books are being studied for seditious content that could compromise the harmony of the country.

'1Funny Malaysia' is a compilation of cartoonist Zunar's works while 'Where is Justice?' is about death and brutality in police custody focusing on four prominent cases involving Teoh Beng Hock, A Kugan, Altantuya Shaariibuu, and Anwar Ibrahim.

Do get your copies of both books while they are still available, here


Web Sutera said...

That's my 1Malaysia! *SIGH*

Crankster said...

Good thing I got them before they got banned. They tend to become more in demand and harder to obtain when that happens.

Anonymous said...


They didn't get banned. If they were banned, you'd already have been arrested.

Crankster said...

Hardly. I buy banned books on a regular basis and the last I checked, I'm still walking free.