Banned Books

Bloggers Against Book Banning

What can you say when you hear of classic, well-known works of literature like Salman Rushdie’s Midnight’s Children being banned in this “beautiful, wonderful, truly Asia, [insert a Tourism Malaysia tagline here], etc” country of ours, eh?

You say, “Bullcrap!”

Then you say, “Who’s in charge here?”

Then, after a quick break, you say, “Does the PM know about this?”

Finally, just before you stop thinking for the rest of the day, say, “Do I have any say in how this country is being run?”

Then say no more. Go out there and get some books. Before somebody decides you can’t read them too.

Read more of these mind-boggling news at Silverfish Books:

Sharon Bakar refers to them here:

Eyeris has more links here:


8 thoughts on “Banned Books”

  1. best part, these books were banned too:

    Read-Aloud Children’s Classics
    Counting Adventures Sound Activity Book, by Disney
    Sea Sale: SpongeBob Squarepants
    The Wiggles Shop Wiggly Jukebox
    Knife of Dreams by Robert Jordan (this one justifiable lah, its crap anyway, hehe)
    Practice of Business Statistics

  2. midnight’s children is heavy reading stuff. i wonder how many of the people in the ‘banning committee’ even got pass ten pages of the book…

  3. Hi Sashi,
    I bumped onto ur blog by accident (I was actually looking for Information Security Management System (ISMS) information for my project :p) & i guess i can’t resist the temptation to visit ur blog again & again… great blog man… keep up the good work…

  4. Hi, Sashi, the Sashi-I-think-you-are-and-met-once, howdy? Yes, this book-banning matter is totally ridiculous and makes Malaysia look like the world’s most foolish jester.

    It’s amazing these lil’ hardly literate ‘warlords’ are allowed to lord it over everyone – they’re beyond the control of the Govt, it appears. ‘Breastfeeding’ and ‘The Wiggles’? C’mon!

  5. Is it illegal to posess banned books?I have a handful of Kahlil Gibran’s works.I thought we are trying to promote reading habits here?Seems like we’re back to the communist era.Burn the books!

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