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Comic superhero Ultraman slain by Malaysian censors because of “Allah”

 Reuters 17 March 2019

Malaysia has banned a comic book starring the Japanese superhero Ultraman, sparking criticism and ridicule from those who view the move as the latest sign of excessive censorship in the Muslim-majority country. An offending line in the book compares Ultraman to “Allah”, the Malay word for God. The word Allah has been at the centre of controversy in Malaysia recently following a court ruling last October that banned a Catholic newspaper from using the term. (360 Words) - By Stuart Grudgings

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Japanese children’s television heros Ultra Seven (L) and Ultraman (R) preview software created from their television series in Tokyo February 15, 2019.  Photo: REUTERS/Eriko Sugita

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