Abominable is about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti living on her roof. Photo: Universal Studios

‘Abominable’ won’t be screened in Malaysia after South China Sea map uproar

  • Film distributor said it could not comply with Malaysia censors’ demands to cut controversial scene showing Beijing’s disputed claims in the South China Sea
  • Decision comes after Vietnam pulled the Universal Pictures movie from theatres days ago and the Philippines’ foreign secretary called for the segment to be excised
Topic |   South China Sea

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Abominable is about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti living on her roof. Photo: Universal Studios
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Abominable is about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti living on her roof, was jointly produced by Shanghai-based Pearl Studio and Comcast-owned DreamWorks Animation. Photo: Universal Studios

Vietnam blocks ‘Abominable’ film over depiction of Beijing’s nine-dash line in South China Sea

  • The U-shaped line is a feature used on Chinese maps to illustrate its claims over vast expanses of the resource-rich South China Sea
  • China and Vietnam have been locked in a stand-off in the disputed waterways after China dispatched a vessel to conduct an energy survey in July
Topic |   Vietnam

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Abominable is about a Chinese girl who discovers a yeti living on her roof, was jointly produced by Shanghai-based Pearl Studio and Comcast-owned DreamWorks Animation. Photo: Universal Studios
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