The Government is maintaining a 37-year-old ban on a book about former Sabah minister Datuk Peter J. Mojuntin because it could still threaten national interest and security.
Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (pic) said the book, titled ‘The Golden Son of the Kadazan’ was banned on June 22, 1978 under the Internal Security Act (ISA) 1960, which has now been abolished.
“The book was banned because it contains extreme criticisms against the Federal Government, including claims that the Government made hasty decisions in the state.
“It is also leaning towards causing friction and conflict among Malaysians, particularly the Muslims and Christians,” he said in a written reply to Darell Leiking (PKR- Penampang) on Monday.
Dr Ahmad Zahid said the contents of the book could affect national harmony if it was not prohibited.
Source: The Star