15 Jul '11, 5am

New PG 13 rating comes into effect Friday

SINGAPORE : A new PG13 rating covering films, television programmes and videos comes into effect Friday. It is part of broader efforts to make ratings more easily understood and was one of the recommendations of the Censorship Review Committee that was accepted by the government last year. Previously, films, television programmes and videos had their own classification system. Now it is just one standard rating. The new PG13 rating indicates content that may not be suitable for children under 13, so parental discretion is advised. These shows have dark themes, some violence, realistic and intense horror, sexual humour and coarse language. Some films previously rated PG (Parental Guidance) such as "Dark Knight" and "Ip Man 2" or NC16 such as "Meet the Fockers" will fall under the new category, but media regulator Media Development Authority said the numbers will likely be s...

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