Belief in Repression…Burma to re-introduce video censorship as sexy films are offensive to religious beliefs

Posted: 23 October, 2014 in world
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Burma flag 2010 A censor from Burma’s Motion Picture and Video Censor Board, said that video censorship isto be re-introduced in Burma. He claimed that many recent movies have portrayed behaviour that supposedly runs counter to Burmese culture.The movie censorship board announced earlier this year that, beginning on 1 December, such films will be subject to the old censorship system, whereby they are required to be evaluated and approved by the censor board prior to distribution.

Tin Nyein, a board member, further explained that this was a response to the large number of sexually-explicit films released in recent years that are offensive to certain religious beliefs.

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