Dated: 4 August 2006

The Media Development Authority (MDA) is withdrawing the licence for the play “Smegma’ written by Elangovan. Comprising 10 playlets, “Smegma” undermines the values underpinning Singapore’s multi-racial, multi-religious society. The play portrays Muslims in a negative light. 

The Arts Consultative Panel (ACP) was consulted about the play. The majority found most of the content of the play insensitive and inappropriate for staging. The members were concerned that the play could create unhappiness and disaffection amongst Muslims.

The play is scheduled to be performed by Agni Kootthu tomorrow evening at the Substation.

Media Contacts:

Ms Phoebe Seow
Assistant Director, Communications
Media Development Authority
Tel: (65) 6837 9369
Email: phoebe_seow@imda.gov.sg

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