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Malaysia bans British author’s sex education book

/ 03:46 PM February 22, 2012

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia— Malaysia has banned a nearly 40-year-old sex education book written by a British author following complaints by Muslim activists that it is obscene.

The Home Ministry says that Peter Mayle’s “Where Did I Come From?” contains “elements that undermine societal morals and public interests.”

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The book contains cartoons that narrate the reproductive process. It was first published in 1973 and is listed on some international websites on books as being intended for children between 4 and 8 years old.

Members of the youth wing of Malaysia’s ruling party who recently noticed it at a bookstore complained last week.

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The Home Ministry said in a statement Wednesday that people caught distributing the book could be jailed three years.

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