Film executives at United Independent Pictures are seeking special permission to release Steven Spielberg's new movie Munich in Malaysia.

The country's Muslim censors have a long history of banning controversial films from cinemas - they banned Spielberg's 1993 epic Schindler's List.

But UIP bosses are hopeful they will be able to persuade Malaysia's state-run film censorship board to approve a 13 April (06) release for Munich even though the movie deals with an attempt to track down and kill the Palestinian terrorists who murdered Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games.