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Trailer Of M’sian Horror Flick ‘Pulau’ Deemed ‘Unsuitable To Watch’ By Minister Following Online Backlash

"The final decision lies in the hands of the LPF."
The trailer of the latest horror flick Pulau, has come under heavy fire from Malaysians after it featured ‘steamy’ scenes and bikini-clad women.

One of the scenes which was heavily criticised was a kissing scene between a male actor and social media influencer and DJ Ms Puiyi, which many called “soft porn”.

M'sian horror flick 'pulau' deemed 'unsuitable to watch' by minister following backlash over trailer
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‘Unsuitable to watch’

Following the massive outcry over Pulau’s trailer, Communictions minister Fahmi Fadzil responded to the controversy in a tweet today, where he gave his thoughts on the matter.

“I’ve been asked by reporters about the Pulau trailer. In my opinion, it isn’t suitable to watch.

“However, the final decision still lies in the hands of the National Film Censorship Board (LPF),” he wrote.

Netizens divided

Netizens had plenty to say about Fahmi’s statement on the matter, with some in agreement and others opposing it.

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One wrote: “Just ban it, YB. Nudity does not indicate advancement in the film industry. The poster also appears to be an imitation of Western films.

Trailer of m'sian horror flick 'pulau' deemed 'unsuitable to watch' by minister following online backlash | weirdkaya

Another wrote: “I’m against any kind of censorship. If you think it’s not suitable for the public, slap restrictions for 18+. We are all adults. We can judge for ourselves what we want and don’t want to watch.”

Trailer of m'sian horror flick 'pulau' deemed 'unsuitable to watch' by minister following online backlash | weirdkaya

Meanwhile, some have also accused Fahmi of bowing to pressure and pandering to conservatives.

Trailer of m'sian horror flick 'pulau' deemed 'unsuitable to watch' by minister following online backlash | weirdkaya

Have you watched the trailer? What did you think about it? Let us know in the comments!