Film About Lim Hock Siew Banned

Wednesday, 14th July 2010

The film "Dr Lim Hock Siew" by filmmaker Martyn See was banned under the Films Act and classified it as a prohibited film. In a statement from the Information, Communications and the Arts Ministry, it mentioned that the film "gives a distorted and misleading portrayal of Dr Lim Lok Siew's arrests and detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA) in 1963."

Under the Films Act, possession and distribution of a prohibited film is an offence. An offender is liable on conviction to a fine not exceeding $10,000 or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years, or both.

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