Blog ini membicarakan soal buku, bahasa dan dunia penerbitan secara khusus. Ini sebagai dedikasi kecintaan saya terhadap buku dan ilmu. Semoga bermanfaat untuk semua. Dalam masa yang sama ia juga merangkumi kembara kerjaya dan persoalan kehidupan.

Hot on the heels of the best-selling Vol 1 of Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things, this compilation (Vol 2) is further proof that we don’t need to travel far to experience shock and awe. Join us for another dance through some of the toe-tapping delights of the past two decades. Some of the quotes are witty and pithy, others are weird and prickly, and still others are just out-of-tune. If all history lessons were this painless, none of us would have ever skipped classes.

Tunggu dulu! Buku ini (Vol 2) pula dirampas oleh polis. Siri rampasan buku dari kedai buku kelihatannya semakin menggila! Begitulah maklumat yang diperoleh dari blog penulisnya, saudara Amir Muhammad. Selamat datang ke negara 1Malaysia, yeahhh!!

This happened on 10 February but I was only informed by the distributor this morning. All copies of Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things (Vol 2) were seized from MPH Mahkota Parade, Melaka.

I view this seizure as the latest act of harassment by the authorities against bookshops and publishers.


If, indeed, these people suspect that the book (which has been on sale since December 2008 -- yes, for 14 months-- with no hassle) might "have a negative impact on public tranquility/morals/public safety/relations between the country and foreign nations", why can't they just go through the proper channels by banning the book?


The book has many pictures and very little text; even so, did it really take the authorities 14 months to even suspect that the book committed any or all of those vaguely-stated offences? If so, should we worry about the literacy rate of the members of the police force?
Berkaitan: Buku berkaitan pembunuhan Altantuya terus menghantui pihak pemerintah
Buku Where is Justice? Death and Brutality in Custody dirampas

3 comments:

darling elle said...

ada bangangnya apabila sebuah sudah berada di pasaran mendapat tentangan sekarang dan sudah masuk edisi kedua. Walau bagaimanapun Matahari haruslah berhati-hati kerana mereka dalam perhatian sekarang.

Web Sutera said...

Elle, alahai! Semua buku atau orang 'dalam perhatian', kecuali buku yang menyanjung UMNO/BN dan politikus berkaitan!

Bosan aku..!!

Alfian Malik said...

...berita amat dukacita...

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