The BBC says the report 'was apparently edited before it was re-broadcast on Malaysian satellite television'
The BBC has said it is making "urgent inquiries" into output from its World News channel in Malaysia which it believes "may have been censored".
According to a statement from the BBC a broadcast about anti-government protests in the country aired at the weekend "was apparently edited before it was re-broadcast on Malaysian satellite television".
The broadcaster claims sequences appear to have been "removed from the original BBC version" before being broadcast at 10pm on 28 April.
A BBC spokesman said "it would be deplorable if access to independent and impartial news was being prevented in any way", particularly as it is currently Press Freedom Week.
"We would strongly condemn any blocking of the trusted news that we broadcast around the world including via distribution partners."
The BBC says the video below shows the footage in question:
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