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NLB will reinstate two books pulled last week

SINGAPORE — The National Library Board today (Jul 18) said it would be reinstating two books that it had pulled last week.

NLB CEO Elaine Ng (centre) holding a press conference, July 18 2014.

NLB CEO Elaine Ng (centre) holding a press conference, July 18 2014.

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SINGAPORE — The National Library Board today (Jul 18) said it would be reinstating two books that it had pulled last week.

In a media briefing today, NLB CEO Elaine Ng said it was never its intention to “denigrate books” by pulping them.

The media briefing today was held in response to Minister for Communication and Information Yaacob Ibrahim’s statement earlier this morning, where he said he had instructed the NLB to reinstate the books.

Responding to questions from the media, Mrs Ng said the NLB would be refining the review process, and it would “consider practices of other organisations”.

While there was no fixed timeline when it would happen, Mrs Ng said the NLB would, in the interim, leave requests to review books alone.

Meanwhile, the NLB said it is open to “external voices” to help in its review process, but did not specify who these voices might be.

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