Restricted & Banned Books
For the avid readers among you, are you aware that works by Kahlil Gibran, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, just to name a few of the literary greats, are restricted or banned in Malaysia?
Yup. Seriously. Even books like Poems & Prayers for Children and Making Globalization Work are deemed unsuitable for Malaysians.
Check out the website.. Silverfish for the complete list of banned and restricted books.
Or here for the restricted list.
Karen Armstrong's work on religions and religious doctrines are one of the most concise and accurately portrayed but unfortunately all banned. Which is sad especially since our PM expressed a few days ago that there should be better understanding between religions & faiths for economic development.
How to have better understanding when key literature is being banned?