Can't Get Enough Futurama

No Robot Rule Allowed In Malaysia

According to a report by the Daily Express (national newspaper of East Malaysia), the Futurama episode "Fear of a Bot Planet" was deemed unsuited for the Malaysian public by the Film Censorship Board. No reasoning was readily avaiable for this February ruling and frankly, I wouldn't know what's worse about this episode than others.

Known for a strong censoring regime regarding sex, swearing and violence, board chairman Shaari Mohamad Noor once commented the rationale of the institution as "to instil good morals and values in our people, we have to stop importing films that are not appropriate for our country."

So, be careful with buying Season 1 VCDs and DVDs over there. Possession, distribution and sale of banned titles in any form in Malaysia is punishable by a maximum 30,000 ringgit fine and three years in jail.
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