Friday, May 22, 2009

Where's MCA's B certificate? - Malaysiakini

Humayun Kabir | May 22, 09 4:12pm

A DAP state representative has called on the police to act against MCA members for showing the tumultuous May 7 Perak assembly sitting without a 'B' certificate from the Malaysian Film Censorship Board.

The DVD was shown during the MCA 60th anniversary state dinner in Ipoh on Sunday. Among those present were party president Ong Tee Keat.

DAP's Tebing Tinggi assemblyperson Ong Boon Piow said: "I was also told by the police to produce the B certificate for the video clip screening of the 'Assembly sitting under the tree' which was screened at the Chin Woo Hall on March 29."

"I was arrested at 10.30pm and released on police bail only at 1am the next day," he added.

Ong said it is absurd for the police to ask for the B certificate as an application must be submitted to the board stating the film cost, the name of the producer and the director before the certificate is issued.

"So, likewise the police must take similar action against MCA members for not producing the certificate during their screening of the assembly video clip last Sunday.

"Also the police must demand the B certificate for the 50,000 DVDs from (BN-MCA exco) Mah (Heng Soon) before allowing him to distribute the DVDs to the public.

"We cannot have two sets of rules, whereby one rule is applied on us where we are being persecuted and the other rule that allows MCA to go scot free," he added.

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