PETALING JAYA: Tanda Putera director Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba must take responsibility if the controversial scenes in her film cause havoc in society, said MCA Youth.
According to MCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong, making a film to commemorate the efforts of Malaysia’s statesmen was laudable.
However, implying that a particular group was responsible for sparking off the May 13 riots was irresponsible.
“Creating an event which has been disputed by witnesses, as well as one that is not possible given the crowds and security personnel around the then Selangor Mentri Besar’s house, is simply irresponsible,” he said in a statement yesterday.
Tanda Putera is a story of Malaysia’s second Prime Minister, Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and his good friend, the then Home Affairs Minister, Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.
Dr Wee added that the controversial scenes contained in the movie could harm moves by the Prime Minister towards national reconciliation.
This was especially true when the film would be released just two days before the 56th Merdeka celebrations.