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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)

  Comments - 14

  • Saliya Wicks Thursday, 04 July 2013 02:42 PM

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

    ANTON Thursday, 04 July 2013 04:02 PM


    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.

    Whattodo Friday, 05 July 2013 05:39 AM

    that's exactly what the video shows!

    Fusion Friday, 05 July 2013 05:50 AM

    They still call it a documentary?

    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.

    Dhammaloka Friday, 05 July 2013 07:26 AM

    Malaysia, Truly Asia

    Jimmy D Friday, 05 July 2013 07:34 AM

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

    kumar Friday, 05 July 2013 08:17 AM

    Malaysia down with war criminals!

    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.

    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

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