Media Statement by Johor DAP Publicity Secretary and Senai State Assemblyman Wong Shu Qi on 11th December 2015 (Friday):
The latest censors on The Economist December 5th issue will only make us look worse globally.
Five days after the December 5, the subscribers of The Economist in Malaysia has finally received email from the publisher on the delay. The publisher told us as follows:
“Due to sensitive content in the December 5th 2015 print edition of The Economist, there has been a delay in distribution as the copies are being held at the Malaysia censorship department (KDN).”
I immediately checked the e-paper of the issue. There are only two articles found related to Malaysia. The first one is on the ban on vaping and the second one is a commentary on our Prime Minister Najib Razak.
Although the ban on vaping is still a hot issue domestically, it has yet to create any legal suit as the latter has done.
The more the authority censored, the more curious the people are.