Two photographs of piglets and pigs which appeared in the International New York Times, part of a pullout in Malaysian Reserve published today, have been censored.
The first photograph of piglets accompanying the story “Demand grows for pigs raised outside” and a photograph of pigs in a farm on page 19 had their snouts blacked out.
Meanwhile, the Home Ministry officials said the International New York Times is not on their list of scrutinised publications. They denied any involvement in blackening the photographs.
A spokesman for the KHL Printing Co, which prints the Malaysian edition of the International New York Times, said it was normal to censor certain sensitive pictures.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the spokesman said the company normally censored nude pictures, smoking images, firearms and other images deemed sensitive.
"Malaysia is a Muslim-majority country and there are certain 'understood' rules and regulations.”
He said this was not the first time that the company had censored photographs. – January 22, 2014.