More Malaysiakini books seized

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The Seremban police has confiscated 22 books published by Kinibooks, a subsidiary of Malaysiakini, last Friday from a local bookstore here.

book where is justice 12 copies of '1Funny Malaysia' comic books and 10 copies of 'Where is Justice?' were seized from the Popular Book Store, Seremban.

Special Investigation Divisions officer Inspector Bobby Bana said that orders came from the Negri Sembilan police headquarters last week for the books to be seized.

"We are not banning the books but are just taking them to analyse their content," said Bana, who was part of the raiding team, when contacted today.

This is the latest incident following seizures of the same books in Malacca and Penang two weeks ago.

It is understood that the books are being studied for seditious content that could compromise the harmony of the country.

'1Funny Malaysia' is a compilation of cartoonist Zunar's works while 'Where is Justice?' is about death and brutality in police custody focusing on four prominent cases involving Teoh Beng Hock, A Kugan, Altantuya Shaariibuu, and Anwar Ibrahim.

It is learnt that Malaysiakini will consult its lawyers for further action.

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