KUALA LUMPUR -- The Internal Security Ministry has banned the publication and distribution of three books written in English effective April 13.
The three books are `High Times' (published by Trans-High Corporation, New York), `Cannabis Culture' (Avalon Sunsplash Ltd, Canada) and `Weed World' (Coventry, England).
A statement from the ministry said Wednesday the books were banned under the Printing Presses and Publications Act 1984 - Printing Presses and Publications (Control of Undesirable Publications) Order.
The ban covered printing, importation, production, reproduction, publication, sale or possession of the three books.
The statement said the ban was imposed as the books jeopardised national security and morality.