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MALAYSIA: Malaysia Bans British Author's Sex Education Book


Associated Press (02.22.12) - Thursday, February 23, 2012

Malaysia's Home Ministry warned Wednesday that people caught distributing Peter Mayle's nearly 40-year-old sex education book "Where Did I Come From?" could be jailed for three years. Muslim activists complained last week that the British author's book is obscene after noticing it in a bookstore. The book, first published in 1973, features cartoons that narrate the reproductive process for children ages four to eight. According to the ministry, it contains "elements that undermine societal morals and public interests."


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