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Malaysia bans comic for use of 'Allah'

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia has banned an Ultraman comic book because it uses the word "Allah" to describe the Japanese action hero. 

The Home Ministry said in a statement Friday that the Malay-edition of "Ultraman, The Ultra Power" contained elements that can undermine public security and societal morals.

It said "Ultraman is idolised by many children" and equating the lead character, Ultraman King, with Allah would especially "confuse Muslim children and damage their faith".

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