Saturday 24 February 2007

Live TV Programme on TV3 Banned by Govt. Because of an Actress's Remarks on Prophet Muhammad's First Wife

Read here on Star and here on Malay Mail

The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has banned entertainment programme "Sensasi", which is aired live on TV3, with immediate effect.

In the Jan 30 episode of "Sensasi", veteran actress Rosnah Mat Aris, whose ‘young-at-heart’ fashion sense included a bleached-blonde hairdo, allegedly compared the Prophet’s marriage to the older Siti Khadijah, to her own relationship with a younger man, upon prodding by the hosts.

The actress, when answering a question, had linked a piece of gossip about her (Rosnah) with the age of Prophet Muhammad’s first wife, Siti Khadijah.

Rosnah Mat Aris'a uttered words deemed by some as an insult to Prophet Muhammad’s wife. Her short statement had caused a huge controversy.

The MCMC statement did not clearly state if Rosnah’s comments had insulted Prophet Muhammad’s wife.

The one-hour programme hosted by Awal Ashari and artiste Intan Azura is aired on Tuesdays at 11pm and panel members from the arts and entertainment industry are invited to share their views.

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