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The controversial Channel-4 documentary ‘No Fire Zone’, which was earlier stopped screening by the Malaysian Home Ministry in Kuala Lumpur, was screened in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday night, Free Malaysia Today reported.

Addressing the media former senator in the Malaysian Parliament S Ramakrishnan said that the screening of the documentary was organized by Lawyers for Liberty (LFL), an organization in Malaysia.

Earlier this month, joint organisers Komas, Suaram and the KL & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall Civil Right Committee (KLSCH CRC) had screened the movie, but Home Ministry officials gatecrashed and stopped the screening.

This time around, the screening organised by LFL went on smoothly without any disruption from the Home Ministry officials, paper said.

During mid-way of the screening, around 30 Home Ministry officials arrived at the scene, but then left the hall after 10 minutes.

After the screening, Macrae joined the audience for a 10-minutes Q&A session via Skype.

“I am not a fan of LTTE, but the war crimes committed against the ethnic Tamil are speechless. Innocent people became victims of the civil war,” said Macrae.

  Comments - 16

  • Grace Friday, 26 July 2013 09:50 AM

    Failure of diplomacy. What is our envoy doing there? Bring him back and offer him a portfolio.

    Gamini Friday, 26 July 2013 04:30 PM

    Not a fan of the ltte ? Then why so much dedication in promoting his film ? Innocent people from all sides became victims of the war Mr.Macrae. How come that doesn't make you speechless ? About time you let Sri Lankans be without stirring the pot for your financial advantage.

    ari Friday, 26 July 2013 04:31 PM

    Is this reconciliation and healing. Perhaps the Sri Lankan Government should produce a film depicting the countless massacre of innocent Sinhalese over a 30 year period by the LTTE terrorrists and screen it to the Sri lankan public on a regular basis so the wounds could be kept open for ever. This biased propaganda should stop so the Sri Lankan people can get on with their lives.

    Rohan Saturday, 27 July 2013 04:21 PM

    Saman then why don't you catch a boat and leave to PNG? We will handle Tigers (if any left) in the Vanni Jungle. We will not allow Tamil Nadu tigers to step into our motherland. Canadian, British and Norwegian Tigers and harmless "keyboard" heroes so nothing to worry.

    ram Monday, 29 July 2013 03:10 AM

    ari for Sri Lankan only for two weeks,

    ravi Monday, 29 July 2013 03:14 AM

    ari but not in Sinhala film should be in Tamil Hindi or English otherwise Sri Lankan want watch the film .

    raviraj Monday, 29 July 2013 03:28 AM

    so this is not fiction then?

    Ranjith Silva Friday, 26 July 2013 11:31 AM

    Well, indirectly Macrae has admitted the crimes against Tamils has done by LTTE. and this is the truth.

    Malin Friday, 26 July 2013 12:07 PM

    Macrae is not a fan of LTTE but a paid worker of LTTE.

    Abdul Friday, 26 July 2013 12:25 PM

    these guys still cant forget the past. everyone knows channel 4 got a bad reputation for their fake videos

    Suq Madique Friday, 26 July 2013 12:42 PM

    Why the fuss? Everyone knows its a work of fiction produced by the diaspora and promoted by white mercenaries.

    Madzy Friday, 26 July 2013 02:01 PM

    see how powerful the eelam lobby is!

    raj Friday, 26 July 2013 02:52 PM

    Malaysia allowed it to be screened after seeing how SL-BBS &Co treat muslims and their beliefs

    Mason Friday, 26 July 2013 03:13 PM

    Good of Malaysia to screen the film. Let the people decide the truth behind it.

    Saman Friday, 26 July 2013 03:22 PM

    Before it was West, now in Asia. Tigers at door step.

    hello Friday, 26 July 2013 03:29 PM

    The truth wins. What can the poor envoy do? Keep denying like SL always do?


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