Gay Movies Can Now Be Screened in Malaysia, On One Condition...
New censorship guidelines in Malaysia now allow the screening of movies which feature homosexuality.
Said Malaysian Film Producers' Association president Ahmad Puad Onah: "We are now allowed to show these scenes. As long as we portray good triumphing over evil and there is a lesson learnt in the film, such as from a gay (character) who turns into a (straight) man. Previously we are not allowed to show these at all...We can do almost anything now but we are urged to give due considerations on the film's impact on certain areas like public order, religion, socio-culture elements and moral values."
Films with the gays getting killed in the end would probably pass muster as well:
"It is not just homosexuality - subjects such as illegal racing can also be depicted. A report at the weekend said local movie V3 Road Gangster was being shown in the cinemas since the illegal racers either died or were caught by police at the end."