PETALING JAYA: The Home Ministry said it was still collecting evidence before it could initiate an investigation into a comic book which had a derogatory cartoon against "charcoal" people.
The Home Ministry, which was alerted by The Malay Mail to the magazine yesterday said it was looking to work together with the paper in its investigation.
"Yes, we are hoping The Malay Mail can help us identify the magazine," a ministry official confirmed.
A ministry insider also told The Malay Mail the reason why the ministry overlooked the comic book was because it did not have sufficient enforcement officers to regulate what is published in the country.
"The reason why the Home Ministry is not aware of the magazine is because it is not on public book stands but was being distributed by hand.
"But actions must be taken by the ministry if regulations are violated because it would reflect badly on the government. We don't want to condone such materials," said the source.
The comic book's publisher, Blue Pipe Studio Enterprise, has yet to respond to any of The Malay Mail's inquiries.