We, Qaboos bin Said, the Sultan of Oman
after perusal of the Basic Statute of the State promulgated by Royal Decree 101/96,
and in pursuance of public interest,
have decreed as follows
The provisions of the attached law shall apply in regard to the censorship of artistic works.
The Minister of National Heritage and Culture shall issue the necessary decisions to implement the provisions of this law.
The aforementioned Royal Decree 45/76 is hereby repealed, as well as every text that is contrary to the attached law or in conflict with its provisions.
Licences regarding artistic works, existing at the time of the promulgation of this law, shall continue to operate until the expiry of their period.
This decree shall be published in the Official Gazette, and comes into force on the date of its publication.
Issued on: 3 Jumada Al-Akhirah 1418
Corresponding to: 5 October 1997
Qaboos bin Said
Sultan of Oman
Published in Official Gazette 609 issued on 15 October 1997.