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Malaysia: Islamic printer censors pig’s faces

January 27, 2014

A handful of pigs’ faces have been censored in the Malaysian edition of the International New York Times, it seems.

The black marks were the work of Malaysian printing firm KHL, which blotted out the faces in a story about farming in the United States, according to the Malay Mail. A representative said it was their policy to obscure pigs because Malaysia was “a Muslim country”.

There is no law banning pictures of pigs in Malaysia – a secular country with many faiths – but local media are careful not to offend Muslims who make up two-thirds of the country’s 28 million people, the Malay Mail says.

BBC News

Because if Allah had wanted pigs to have faces, then he would have given pigs faces.



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