Why Malaysia banned 'Schindler'

Thursday 24 March 1994 00:02
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Malaysia banned the Oscar-winning Holocaust film Schindler's List because of what it saw as Jewish propaganda, a spokesman for its director, Steven Spielberg, said yesterday, Reuter reports from Kuala Lumpur. The Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, who as Home Minister is in charge of the censorship board, said: 'I'm not anti-Semitic. I'm anti-Zionist expansion (and) the conquest of Arab territories by Zionists.' However, the deputy prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, said the ban would be reviewed.

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