While the Home Ministry has yet to give an official explanation for the ban, it is believed that the comic may have been caught up in the wake of the "Allah" issue.
A Twitter user has uploaded what is said to be a page from the comic, in which Ultraman is referred to as Allah.
The possibly offending line on the page reads in Bahasa Malaysa: "Beliau dianggap sebagai, dan dihormati sebagai, 'Allah' atau Elder semua wira Ultra." English translation: He is considered, and respected, as Allah or the Elder to all Ultra heroes.
A gazette was issued on February 18 banning the comic published by Resign Publications and printed by Network Printers.
That Ministry has yet to explain what aspect of the comic prompted this ban of a worldwide popular Japanese superhero who fights "kaiju" –monsters –other than the standard vague reference to contents that are detrimental to public order.
But it looks like it is part of the contentious claims over the exclusivity or otherwise of the word to Muslims and Christians on both sides of the South China Sea, and its possible use or ban in Catholic prayers and publications. –March 6, 2014.
See lah, Malaysian kids. Worship bigshot heroes like Ultraman. Where is their sense of national pride?
They should worship MALAYSIAN heroes like Cicak Man and Keluang Man.
Lizards scurry about and flee when they see humans. Just like our police when we call to report a crime. The first question they ask, "pencuri dah pegi belum?" No way are they going to miss their TV3 drama to do their job.
Bats hibernate in dark caves & only come out when necessary. Just like our government, they don't care what happens for 4 years but when election comes they care about you more than your mother does.
So kids, get to know your country. Don't anyhow worship foreign idols with sense of justice & responsibility. Cannot simply bring in foreign culture. Otherwise you will be asked to migrate to Japan if you don't like cicaks and keluangs.
I would be more happy if KDN bans anything Japanese and reverse Mahafiraun look east policy..
HEYYY guys, the japanese have not yet apologise and paid full reparation for the sufferings our country fell under their invasion..
and the confort women for malaysia still denied by the JAPs
if you can ban the ultraman comics, IT IS MORE important to ban the stupid and useless Malaysian version of the Japs 5S principle.
seiri, seiton sesungka.... and all that bulllshttt japanese terms
It must be a nice job working in the Home Ministry censorship board.
Reading all types of publication and making a decision and assuming all other citizens are stupid and easily influenced.
how stupid can a minister be - zahid hamidi please resign, your intellegence is questionable.
all my kids are brought up seeing comics and are graduate now and still see comics.
you just have no sense of humor. please RIP - go fcuk spider.