08 Dec '11, 12pm

M'sian islamic authority declares Hard Truths as haram

M'sian islamic authority declares Hard Truths as haram

Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going has been placed on a list of 15 haram books by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim). -- ST PHOTO: LIN SIN THAI By Tessa Wong The federal Islamic authority in Malaysia has declared one of former prime minister Lee Kuan Yew's books as haram, or forbidden in Arabic. Lee Kuan Yew: Hard Truths To Keep Singapore Going has been placed on a list of 15 haram books by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim). A copy of the list was obtained by The Straits Times on Thursday. It does not state why the books are considered haram. The list was decided upon when Jakim's committee on the censorship of publications with Islamic elements met in October, according to a report on the website The Malaysian Insider. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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