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Malaysia banned 'Despacito,' the most-streamed song in history, from state TV and radio

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Malaysia has banned the most-streamed song in history, "Despacito," on government-run radio and TV outlets over its lyrics.

Amanah, an Islamic party, called for the Spanish-language song to be banned from Malaysia's airwaves because many young children are singing the song without fully understanding the lyrics.

"We respect the right to be entertained but there should be clearer guidelines so that the entertainment does not spoil people but makes them better," party official Atriza Umar told The Star newspaper.

"Despacito," a fast-beat song full of sexual innuendo, features Puerto Rican artists Luis Fonsi and rapper Daddy Yankee. .

In the song the musicians sing, "You know that your heart with me makes you bom bom. You know that this baby is looking for my bom bom. Come test my mouth to see what It taste like to you."

The musicians released the song in January and it was later remixed to include popular Canadian singer Justin Bieber. The original song and remix has so far generated 4.6 billion plays across music streaming platforms.

Malaysian Communications Minister Salleh Said Keruak said Thursday that the remix isn't affected by the ban.

Some think this is a ridiculous ban.

Others think it is a good call.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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