Saturday, April 14, 2007

State museum's 'ghost' exhibition terminated

April 13, 2007 19:31 PM

Ghost Exhibition Terminated

SEREMBAN, April 13 (Bernama) -- After 34 days, the controversial exhibition on the Mysterious World of Ghosts and Genies at the State Museum here was terminated effective today.

Negeri Sembilan State Secretary Datuk Kamaruddin Siaraf who is chairman of the State Museum board, said the decision was taken out of respect to the views of the National Fatwa Council.

Yesterday, National Fatwa Council chairman Prof Datuk Dr Abdul Shukor Husin said on exhibitions highlighting ghosts, ghouls and banshees were forbidden in Islam as they could undermine the faith of Muslims.

Among items put up on display at the State Museum were weird items called "jenglot", "buluh perindu", "pocong" and "supar".

The exhibition began on March 10 and was supposed to end on May 30.

The exhibition was earlier criticised by Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim who said it would not bring any benefit to the public or contribute to the progress of Malaysians.

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