KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 13 — Putrajaya today banned locally produced film Mentega Terbang from any screening in Malaysia.

The ban follows the publication of a government gazette, Film Censorship (Prohibition) Order 2023, that was signed by Home Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and published on September 1.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by section 26 of the Film Censorship Act 2002 (Act 620), the Minister makes the following order.

“The Minister prohibits the exhibition, display, distribution, possession, circulation or sale of the film described in the Schedule which is contrary to public interest throughout Malaysia.


“For the purposes of this Order, the film referred to in subparagraph (1) shall include the film-publicity material,” the gazette reads.

Released in 2021, the movie directed by Khairi Anwar explores the similarities and expressions of the major religions in Malaysia.

The story revolves around the journey of 15-year-old Aishah, who becomes curious about faith and the afterlife because of her mother’s declining health.