Astro ordered to censor drama The Magnificent Century

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PUTRAJAYA: The Film Censorship Board (LPF) has directed satellite TV operator, Astro, to take immediate action to review and censor the contents in the drama series, The Magnificent Century, which allegedly contains scenes that are not suitable for the Muslim community.

Following complaints from the public, LPF discussed the matter with Astro last Monday.

“The discussion was attended by the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim) as they had also received complaints from the public,” LPF said.

The Turkish historical fiction drama series which is aired on Astro Maya HD and Astro Prima tells the story of Suleyman the Magnificent, the longest-reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century.

Recently, netizens took to social media to condemn Astro for airing the series which allegedly contained obscene content, as well as being derogatory towards Islam and blemishing the history of the Ottoman Empire.