Syamsul says he and brother want to avoid clashes

  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 17 Apr 2018

Syamsul Yusof di tayangan perdana KL Special Force. IZZRAFIQ ALIAS / Mstar. 5 Mac 2018.

Compiled by Amalina Akashah, Amanda Yeap and R. Aravinthan 


Director Syamsul Yusof (pic) said he won’t direct any films together with his brother Syafiq Yusof, reported Sinar Harian.

He said it was to avoid any clash of opinions or ideas.

“No film should have two directors. It’d be harder to gain consensus,” he said.

He said that unless they could individually focus on two different things when directing, then maybe they could make it work.

“However, this is highly unlikely as both of us are dominant when it comes to work, so much so that (delegating tasks) won’t work,” said the 34-year-old.

He added that Syafiq’s directorial achievements gave a sense of healthy competition to him anyway.

“To me, competition makes me work harder to improve my quality, so it’s good to have him as a competitor,” he said.

Both Syamsul and Syafiq are the sons of director and producer Datuk Yusof Haslam, known for his works on Sembilu, Maria Mariana and Gerak Khas – which made police dramas a well-accepted genre among local productions.


> Two Malaysians and an Indian citizen were arrested for involvement in a syndicate which produced fake certificates, reported Harian Metro.

A source said the syndicate had been producing fake academic certificates such as diplomas, bachelor’s degrees, master’s degrees and even PhD certificates, which were sold for between RM4,500 and RM20,000.

It was only recently that they took their activity up a notch by providing a full academic transcript along with the corresponding certificates upon a customer’s request.

MACC deputy chief commissioner (operations) Datuk Azam Baki said the three men were arrested in the Klang Valley on Sunday following a tip-off from the public.


The above articles are compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a >, it denotes a separate news item. 



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