MANILA, Philippines — Netflix has pulled out two episodes of an Australian political drama after a complaint lodged by the Philippine government for its depiction of China’s illegal claims in the South China Sea, part of which is the West Philippine Sea.
On Monday night, the Department of Foreign Affairs confirmed that the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) had decided to pull out episodes of “Pine Gap” in its decision dated September 28.
“After a thorough review, the Board ruled that certain episodes of ‘Pine Gap’ are unfit for public exhibition,'” the DFA said in a statement.
‼️READ‼️ #DFAStatement on the Political Drama “Pine Gap” Ordered by MTRCB to Immediately Pull Out Episodes with China’s Illegal Nine-Dash Line: https://t.co/BrDTxMZ7RW@teddyboylocsin pic.twitter.com/PTe7AQy2jd
— DFA Philippines (@DFAPHL) November 1, 2021
Following the decision, the MTRCB ordered Netflix to immediately pull out relevant episodes.
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