Censorship board told to be prudent with The New Village film evaluaton

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  • Thursday, 12 Sep 2013

PORT DICKSON: The Film Censorship Board (LPF) should be prudent in evaluating the 'The New Village' film as it has the final say on its screening, said Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
He said LPF should be cautious in making whatever decision as the film was said to have concealed an intrinsic message in glorifying communist terrorists and putting them in better light than members of the security forces during insurgency.

Although the film depicted a love story, the characters featured and the message hidden should be evaluated carefully, he said.
 "I am not supporting any security forces in the film, but the British army is portrayed as being arrogant, but was the communist better than the security forces?" he said after launching the Royal Malaysian Police's Governance Structure and Organisational Design workshop here.

He said LPF should be prepared and responsible for public reaction towards the film if it were to approve its screening.

 "But if the audience give a good rating to the film, then credit should be given to LPF," he said. - Bernama

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