BN MP: LGBT And Sex Scenes On Netflix Should Be Censored For Malaysia

Kuala Kangsar MP Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid expressed her concerns in Dewan Rakyat.

A Barisan Nasional lawmaker expressed concerns over sex scenes and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) representation appearing on online media service provider Netflix

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"This is about films on Netflix. Are there different mechanisms between those ordinarily used to censor films and those on Netflix?" addressed Kuala Kangsar MP Datin Mastura Mohd Yazid in Dewan Rakyat on 27 March.

"Because I am seeing widespread sex scenes and LGBT elements which are causing worry among the people," she added, according to Malay Mail.

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Mastura addressed the question to Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo, who was delivering his winding-up speech following the debate on the Yang Di-Pertuan Agong speech

Gobind noted that other lawmakers had also raised similar concerns and promised to address them in a written reply.

"Can I give it to you in writing, because it's the same issue raised by Bachok (MP Nik Mohamad Abduh Nik Abdul Aziz). So I will come back to you on censorship and other issues on tackling this problem," he answered.

Malaysia's Film Censorship Act 2002, which censors obscene content according to guidelines on security and public order, religion, socio-culture, decorum, and morality, does not apply to the online streaming service

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In 2016, Netflix told Malay Mail that television series and movies shown in Malaysia will not be censored.

However, certain content may be unavailable due to regional licensing restrictions.

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