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Mentega Terbang No Longer On Viu, Minister Asks Jawi To Meet Production Team

Mentega Terbang No Longer On Viu, Minister Asks Jawi To Meet Production Team

The Mentega Terbang movie has been heavily criticised due to its content that goes against Islamic teachings.

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Mentega Terbang, an independent film which was released in 2021 and up until recently was available on Viu, has been making headlines this week.

Several parties slammed the movie which allegedly promotes pluralism and was deemed a blasphemy against Islam.

Jakim steps in

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) Datuk Dr Mohd Na’im Mokhtar issued a statement yesterday where he said the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) has been asked to review the content of the movie.

(Credit: @datosetia_dr.naim / Instagram)

He said following that, Jakim found the content of the film as going against the teachings of the Syafie school of thought that is adopted by Malaysian Muslims.

Jakim has been asked to submit detailed findings to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) so that action can be taken based on existing laws.

Besides that, the Islamic Religious Department of the Federal Territory (JAWI) has also been asked to summon the parties involved in the production of this film.

(Credit: Mentega Terbang / Instagram)

Furthermore, the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious Affairs) will not compromise with any publication content that may pollute the sanctity of Islam, especially those that may invite controversy and disrupt the harmony of Malaysian society.

Apart from advising the public to choose their entertainment content wisely, Na’im also advised art practitioners to be more cautious in producing and distributing content to the public so the government’s goal for Malaysia Madani can be achieved.

Controversial film

Before this, news of people condemning the movie became viral on social media. Some of the people that strongly oppose the film include Ibrahim Ali from Parti Bumiputera Perkasa Malaysia (Putra), author and screenwriter Zabidi Mohamed, and the Malaysian rapper and influencer Caprice.

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A few days ago, Caprice dedicated three videos on his Instagram to warn his viewers about the contents of the controversial film. He also tagged Na’im Mokhtar and the Minister of Communications and Digital, Fahmi Fadzil in his videos.

Removed from the Viu streaming platform

According to The Merdeka Times, the film is already removed from Viu. We also did a search on the platform and could not find the movie.

Other people have also noticed this action and expressed their regrets of not being able to watch the heavily criticized film.

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