TV3's Entertainment Programme Banned
Remember "Sensasi" which had actress Rosnah Mat Aris uttering insulting words about Prophet Muhammad's wife in front of a live audience, causing a controversy and forcing her to publicly apologise ?
Well, it has been banned with immediate effect.
This was decided by the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
That particular programme was shown on Jan 30.
According to Star On Line, MCMC , after its investigations, found that it had failed to abide by the approval conditions and that the television station had failed to control inappropriate content.
The MCMC said this in a statement issued yesterday.
Here's the rest of the story:
MCMC corporate communications head Adelina Iskandar said the entire Sensasi programme should have “contributed to the national aspiration and not offend the sensitivity or values of the community.”
She said that TV3 should abide with procedures and obtain the Film Censorship Board’s approval should it wish to produce the show as a recording.
The statement did not clearly state if Rosnah’s comments had insulted Prophet Muhammad’s wife.
However, public reaction as reported by the media suggested that what she said should not have been connected to the Prophet’s family.
Adelina stressed that the requirement to be sensitive to the community’s feelings was contained not only in the Content Code and the Special Licence Conditions but also in the Multimedia and Communications Act 1998.
The one-hour programme hosted by Awal Ashari and artiste Intan Azura is aired on Tuesdays at 11pm and panel members from the arts and entertainment industry are invited to share their views.
In a slot last month, Rosnah when answering a question, had linked a piece of gossip about her (Rosnah) with the age of Prophet Muhammad’s first wife, Siti Khadijah.
Her short statement had caused a huge controversy.
Viewers had also sent in letters expressing their regret over her statement.