I remember buying that book for my youngest brother when he was just six or seven years old.
It’s a lovely book that teaches you the proper names for the various parts of the anatomy (penis rhymes with peanuts) and told about how your parents fell in love, had sex and made you.
Sure, there are naked people in the book — illustrated, mind — but there is nothing pornographic about it.
Now, more than 35 years after I first bought that book for my brother — who by the way did not become a deviant or pervert — they are saying the book “might be suitable for children at the writer’s country of origin” but is not suitable for Malaysia.
What absolute rubbish!
I reckon if more kids grew up reading “Where Did I Come From?” we may actually have fewer “accidents” resulting in unwanted pregnancies.
At the end of the day, you can see porn everywhere should you choose to.
Instead what I find obscene is the people at the Home Ministry treating a book that teaches basic sex education to children as pornography."
What I think - Joan Lau
Malaysia is slipping backwards instead.