21 Feb '12, 2pm

What I think - by Joan Lau (TMI) “Where Did I Come From?” by Peter Mayle (1984) shelved by Home Ministry

Joan Lau The Malaysian Insider Feb 21, 2012 FEB 21 — I was shocked to read our Home Ministry has ordered an immediate stop to the sale of “Where Did I Come From?”, an illustrated book for children that explains well… where we all come from. I remember buying that book for my youngest brother when he was just six or seven years old. It’s a lovely book that teaches you the proper names for the various parts of the anatomy (penis rhymes with peanuts) and told about how your parents fell in love, had sex and made you. Sure, there are naked people in the book — illustrated, mind — but there is nothing pornographic about it. Now, more than 35 years after I first bought that book for my brother — who by the way did not become a deviant or pervert — they are saying the book “might be suitable for children at the writer’s country of origin” but is not suitable for Malaysia. What ab...

Full article: http://blog.limkitsiang.com/2012/02/21/what-i-think/

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