Monday, 27 January 2014

Altered Images: Malaysian printer blacks out pigs' faces

A handful of pigs' faces have been censored in the Malaysian edition of the International New York Times, it seems.

A group of pigs whose faces have been blacked out
The black marks were the work of Malaysian printing firm KHL, which blotted out the faces in a story about farming in the United States,according to the Malay Mail. A representative said it was their policy to obscure pigs because Malaysia was "a Muslim country".

There is no law banning pictures of pigs in Malaysia - a secular country with many faiths - but local media are careful not to offend Muslims who make up two-thirds of the country's 28 million people, the Malay Mail says.

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