Earlier today, The Home Ministry of Malaysia issued a ban on the publication of Ultraman The Ultra Power. It was reported that the publication contain elements that threatened public order. The news which broke out has generated tons of buzz from Malaysian netizens on social media platforms.
Ultraman is now currently at number 3 spot on Malaysia trends and number 2 spot on Kuala Lumpur trends on Twitter.
So a lot of people wondered, why the ban?
Twitter user @JasonLSK mocked that the ban happened becaue when Ultraman crosses his arms to attack, his action is mimicking a symbolic shape of a specific religion and this may confuse kids. Well that is a possible threat to public order I guessed.
Ultraman is banned in Msia because when he crosses his arms to attack,it mimics the Christian cross and this may confuse kids #ultramanharam
— Jason Leong (@TheJasonLSK) March 6, 2014
LOL! larangan Ultraman. I think i know *gasp* why pic.twitter.com/HMGJeWgMAG
— Kenn Leandre (@kennleandre) March 6, 2014
Is it possible that the power bank which Ultraman bought did not come with a Halal Certification?
Well it appears that a description on the publication of Ultraman The Ultra Power which comes in Malay language has this specific translation which uses a word that starts with A and ends with H. At least that is one of the closest possibility which replies to the question by the Minister of Youth & Sports in Malaysia.
Apa salah Ultraman?
— Khairy Jamaluddin (@Khairykj) March 6, 2014
By the way, it’s only Ultraman The Ultra Power which was banned. We still have Ultraman Ace, Ultraman Seven, Ultraman Tiga & more, don’t worry when Godzilla attacks Malaysia on 15 May!