Tue, 27 Jul 2021 Today's Paper

Malaysia stops Channel 4 documentary screening

4 July 2013 12:35 pm - 14     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

A A A

The organizers of a screening of the controversial Channel 4 documentary on the last stages of the war in Sri Lanka, were detained by the Malaysian Police today, according to the Sri Lankan Ministry of External Affairs.

Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Malaysia.I.  Ansar had protested to Malaysian authorities when he received information that the film “No Fire Zone”, which portrays the actions of the government during the last stages of the Sri Lankan conflict in an unfavourable manner, was to be screened, External Affairs Ministry sources said.

According to the MEA the screening had been stopped by Malaysian authorities and the organizers detained.  Although information circulated that the Director of the film Callum Macrae had been detained, the MEA could not confirm the identities of those detained.

Meanwhile sources said Ms Anna Har - Board of director Komas NGO, Mr. Arul Prakash- Executive Director - Komas NGO and Ms. Lena Hendry - Non discrimination Program Coordinator - Komas NGO were among the detainees.

CH 4 Director too had been questioned. (Dianne Silva)
See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

  Comments - 14

See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.

 

  • OMG Friday, 05 July 2013 06:26 AM

    Contact BBS please.

    Ranabahu Friday, 05 July 2013 06:48 AM

    Well done Malasia. Do not be mislead by LTTE rump.

    Lasange Saturday, 06 July 2013 01:18 PM

    I agree western countries are discriminating against minorities but Malaysia and srilanka are truly democratic countries with freedom of speech and respect for minorities

    Dhammaloka Friday, 05 July 2013 07:26 AM

    Malaysia, Truly Asia

    Mancini Friday, 05 July 2013 01:55 AM

    Good ! Stop showing BIASED documentaries !
    Why doesn't channel 4 make a documentary on how Sri Lanka and its citizens suffered , while the war was going on , and show the CRIMES committed by the ltte on ordinary innocent people.

    Jimmy D Friday, 05 July 2013 07:34 AM

    these are the diplomats that should be promoted, people who do something for the country.

    Saliya Wicks Thursday, 04 July 2013 02:42 PM

    Thank you Malaysia! LTTE-money-hungry Western nations are nothing but stinky toilets.

    Whattodo Friday, 05 July 2013 05:39 AM

    that's exactly what the video shows!

    kumar Friday, 05 July 2013 08:17 AM

    Malaysia down with war criminals!

    Fusion Friday, 05 July 2013 05:50 AM

    They still call it a documentary?

    ANTON Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:02 PM

    WELL DONE MALASIA

    verbatim Friday, 05 July 2013 01:10 PM

    Mal (bad) asia

    slwala Friday, 05 July 2013 11:01 PM

    Damned good that BBC's Channel-4 has been disgraced through banning its presentation that is concocted with the money power of the Sri Lankan Tamil terrorists that live in the UK.

    Lasange Saturday, 06 July 2013 11:01 AM

    I agree these are the diplomats who promote democracy and freedom of speech. Srilanka and Malaysia are renown for great democratic countries and respect for minority.


Add comment

Comments will be edited (grammar, spelling and slang) and authorized at the discretion of Daily Mirror online. The website also has the right not to publish selected comments.

Reply To:

Name - Reply Comment


Site survey near Akasa Chaitya: Is it the end of Yala?

The Yala National Park has been at the receiving end of human disturbances fr

Basil Rajapaksa’s catch 22 situation

Sri Lankan politics has been a good deal of family business. It was not even

“This govt. printed Rs. 880 billions”

This is the roadmap of Zimbabwe

“We are on the cusp of a mothers-led movement for better birth rights in Sri Lanka” – Kanya D’Almeida

Writer Kanya D’Almeida became the first Sri Lankan to win the ‘Commonweal



See Kapruka's top selling online shopping categories such as Toys, Grocery, Flowers, Birthday Cakes, Fruits, Chocolates, Clothing and Electronics. Also see Kapruka's unique online services such as Money Remittence,News, Courier/Delivery, Food Delivery and over 700 top brands. Also get products from Amazon & Ebay via Kapruka Gloabal Shop into Sri Lanka.