Call for ban on violent Tamil TV shows in Malaysia

Call for ban on violent Tamil TV shows in Malaysia

A Consumers Association in multi ethnic Malaysia has called for a ban on Tamil serial dramas from India that depict violence and social ills.

Consumer Association of Penang education officer NV Subbarow said many homes were left neglected as the families were busy watching these shows every day.

Local daily Tamil Nesan quoted him as saying that the negative scenes in these dramas have had a negative influence on the ethnic Indian community, with many youths involved in crime.

He felt the censorship board should come down hard and ban these dramas, adding that the local ethnic Indian community should also boycott these dramas.

Eight percent of Malaysia's 28 million people are ethnic Indians and a majority are Tamils. Tamil language television serials are very popular in ethnic Indian households courtesy Sun TV while Tamil movies are released here simultaneously as they are shown in Chennai.

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