Tributes for Yasmin Ahmad

  • Nation
  • Sunday, 26 Jul 2009

It was a shock, and a big loss to the Southeast Asian Film Community. I'd like to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Yasmin, a filmmaker whose films I admired and enjoyed. It was also a startling coincidence that last year I and my friends in Bangkok made a documentary called The Convert, which was also the title of Yasmin's feature film, and both movies, hers and ours, discussed more or less the same issues of co-existence and open-mindedness that unite the people of different religions living in the same society. You will be remembered, Yasmin, and may your soul rest in peace. -Kong Rithdee, Film critic, Bangkok Post, Thailand

There are just very few things that can instantly take my mind back home. Kelantanese food, Langkawi beaches and the brilliant tv ads by Yasmin. She really did a brilliant job at reminding us how easy it is to live peacefully as Malaysian. Merdeka, Raya, Chinese New Year and Deepavali will never be the same again without her masterpiece! - Joe Jaafar, England.

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