22 Aug – Acclaimed local director Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba hopes that her controversial historical biography film "Tanda Putera" will not provoke the public and urged them to take an unbiased stance when watching her film.
The movie is set to be released on cinemas on 29 August after being postponed several times due to its sensitive content. However, the movie has already seen a few private screenings, namely to the media, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (UIA) and Felda settlers.
According to the director, "Seeing that there is more members of the media attending the premiere compared to the first one held last year, it can be said that the response shown towards the film has been encouraging, but I urge the others to not deliberately look to create controversies out of nothing other than to provoke each other."
"Tanda Putera" tells the story about the struggles of Malaysia's second Prime Minister Tun Razak and his Deputy Tun Ismail and their close friendship during the May 13 riots.
"After a year, I feel tired but relieved. I want to thank all those who helped and supported us for the film to be screened in cinemas. I am grateful to everyone, my friends and the members of PFM who have always worked together to guide the other associations," said an ecstatic Shuhaimi.