100 fans attend touching tribute to Yasmin

ABOUT 100 people from all walks of life attended the special tribute ‘Remembering Yasmin’ at the Hillcity Hotel in Ipoh, Perak.

Guests were treated to a host of the late acclaimed director Yasmin Ahmad’s signature heart warming advertisements before the special viewing of ‘Sepet’ recently.

The special tribute was organised by a group of 34 non-governmental organisations from Perak which included Alaigal, Shen Jai Alumni Association and Perak Kwang Tung Association.

During the intervals, speeches and eulogies were read out to the audience on Yasmin’s accomplishments in the entertainment industry.

Guests also observed a minute of silence to pay their respect to Yasmin.

In his speech, organising committee chairman Tang Pan Chuan said Yasmin had warmed the hearts of everyone as her films and advertisements portrayed racial unity.

“She was not just a Malay but a true Malaysian,” he said.

AiFM deejay Chong Keat Aun, who made a guest appearance, said Yasmin’s movies advocated love and understanding.

He also admired Yasmin’s open-mindedness in accepting and infusing other races’ culture into her films.

Among the audience at the special tribute was 59-year-old Ramli Mohd Yusof, who said that Yasmin’s films and advertise-ments had touched the people’s hearts.

Ramli said her movies portrayed Malaysian lives which many people could relate to.

“Her movies and advertisements will be sorely missed,” he said.

“Others must take over the torch and carry on producing meaningful films and advertisements like what she did,” he added.

Yasmin was announced the best director for her film ‘Talentime’ at the 22nd Malaysian Film Festival recently.

She passed away at the age of 51 on July 25 after suffering from a stroke and brain haemorrhage.

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