P. Ramlee pop-up exhibition in KLIA introduces Malaysian icon to visitors


Minister of National Unity Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang (centre) visits the Tan Sri P. Ramlee pop-up exhibition Hanya Dikau’ (Only You)" at KLIA, which is organised by the National Archives of Malaysia in collaboration with Malaysia Airport Bhd. Photo: Bernama

A pop-up exhibition of Malaysian film and music great Tan Sri P. Ramlee at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is set to welcome and introduce the national icon and his enduring legacy to foreign visitors, said Minister of National Unity Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang.

He described the works of the late P. Ramlee as a treasure trove and that his films contained messages of harmony, unity, togetherness and mutual respect among races.

The exhibition features works that were inspired by scenes from P. Ramlee's various films, including Instagram-worthy installations such as Sekolah Umum Buta Huruf, Kedai Musik Abdul Wahub, Tandas Pangkah and Studio Jalan Ampas.

"Every scene in P. Ramlee’s films contains many positive values. It is in line with the government’s desire to produce a Madani society that is united and has mutual respect, irrespective of race, culture and religion,” he said at the exhibition's recent launch.

The three-month exhibition, titled Hanya Dikau (Only You), is organised by the National Archives of Malaysia in collaboration with Malaysia Airport Bhd. It is being held at Level 5, Terminal 1 of the KLIA Terminal.

The exhibition, which ends on May 31, also commemorates the 50th death anniversary of P. Ramlee.

He died aged 44 from a heart attack on May 29, 1973 in Kuala Lumpur. - Bernama

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