Constraints on artistic expression multiply

By Ooi Kok Chuen

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As more and more incidents of censorship affect Malaysian society in general, confusion spreads about what the basic rationale actually is. The World of Art is of course strongly affected by this.Ng Sek San's Malaysian Spring installation "terkongkong" (constricted) inside a room.The latest blow to strike Malaysia’s art scene was the banning of J. Anu’s work, I For Idiot, from the M50 Selamat Hari Malaysia exhibition at Publika in Solaris Dutamas (August 27-September 17), a new haven for the arts...

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Ooi Kok Chuen

is an art-writer and journalist, and the author of MAHSURI: A Legend Reborn (Ooi Peeps Publishing), an adult contemporary fantasy “movel” (a novel conceived as a mock movie) spun from a local legend.