Screening of controversial Tanda Putera put on hold

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  • Thursday, 08 Nov 2012

KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet has decided to hold back the screening of the film Tanda Putera as it depicts inappropriate scenes which might cause a conflict among communities.

Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the Cabinet felt that the screening should be deferred for the good of the society as certain scenes might be offensive.

"Certain scenes depicting the May 13, 1969 tragedy were questioned by many quarters," he told reporters after opening the Federal Territory 1Malaysia Community: Caring Assembly 2012 in Kampung Puah Lembah, Wangsa Maju here Thursday.

The film features efforts made by second prime minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and his deputy Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman to restore order after the May 13, 1969 disturbance.

The RM4.8mil film was produced by Pesona Pictures Sdn Bhd in collaboration with the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) and directed by Datin Suhaimi Baba.

Asked whether certain scenes in the film might be shot again, he said, "I do not think so. I think there will be a meeting between the film director and Finas to evaluate the movie," he said. - Bernama

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