Readers are voters, too, writer warns against book censorship


Salhan K. Ahmad

Lecturer and writer Dr Faizal Musa says society must reject 'the troubling trend of oppression' that takes the form of book bans, to shape critical and free thinking. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, December 28, 2017.

BOOK censorship is a form of oppression and the reading community must oppose it by voting against the ruling government in the next election, said lecturer and writer Dr Faizal Musa.

Society must reject “the troubling trend of oppression” that takes the form of book bans,  to shape critical and free thinking, said Faizal, who goes by the pen name Faisal Tehrani.


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  • Dr. Faizal i take my hats out on you suggestion and demand made to the voters. Your demand is absolutely right as it CURTAIL YOUR RICE BOWL.

    Posted 2 years ago by Mohanarajan murugeson

  • Whatever the work, whether writing or art, is something that is created and rendered to human beings by humans, it can motivate the mind and impair the mind so it must be the decision of a human being to be his enjoyment or his hatred. Why should a committee from a group of people determine what other people can read and what does not?

    Posted 2 years ago by Siti Fatimah