Friday, July 25, 2003
Lim: Filem Negara can help unite the young
PETALING JAYA: Filem Negara Malaysia can help to forge unity among youngsters by working with the Education and National Unity and Social Development ministries.
It is important for the young to know of the past struggles and the role of the various races in securing independence for the country and the development that followed, said Deputy Information Minister Datuk Donald Lim.
The film corporation could play a crucial role in disseminating this information, Lim told reporters after a briefing by FNM director-general Raja Rozaimie Raja Dalnish Shah and other senior officials during his maiden tour there, yesterday.
He said organisation could help schools to show historical documentaries through their respective movie clubs if the Education Ministry granted the green light and the schools co-operated.
“I don’t think the Education Ministry would have any objections for movie clubs to be set up in schools for that specific purpose,” he said.
“Filem Negara can supply the required material but the schools must also co-operate and do the necessary,” said Lim.