Will Tanda Putera be put back into the cinema screening queue for 13 September?
It was said that during a Cabinet Meeting this morning, the decision to publicly screen Shuhaimi Baba’s ‘Tanda Putera’ rests with the Censorship Board (LPF).
The Censorship Board (LPF), which is an agency under the Home Ministry, approved ‘Tanda Putera’ for a PG13 certificate on 7 June 2012. It passed strict guidelines set for the screening of movies, amongst other works in the electronic media, for public consumption.
Earlier, it went viral especially in the cybersphere pertaining to the fact that Minister of Information, Communications and Culture Dato’ Seri Utama Dr Rais Yatim Ph.D disallowed the public screening of this movie, which is about the lives of Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman between May 1969 to January 1976. It was said that the paranoia is about the front bit about the movie where the true account of the bloody 13-16 May 1969 racial riots is depicted.
However, from feedback of the younger Malaysians who have seen the movie, they welcome the refreshing attempt of telling Malaysia’s modern history...with regards to these two great and example selfless leaders. A lot could be learnt.
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(Edited by The Mole.)