WINNING the hearts of the nation with its Hari Raya commercial, Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB) is back again with an uplifting new National Day film Raikan Malaysia Kita with inspiring stories from Malaysians in the face of adversity.
TNB celebrates National Day and Malaysia Day with the animated film which tells the stories of four Malaysians – Ridzuan Jamal, Ong Yong Xun, Paramesvary Munumsamy and Nazirah Abd Rahman – and how they not only strive to overcome the challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic but also help others along the way. These are true inspiring stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things to help others.
According to TNB head of corporate communications Shukreen Ma, TNB is guided by its purpose for a “Better World Brighter Lives” to instil positive energy in everything it does.
“The film reflects one of our core values, which is mindfulness, as it shines a light on how Malaysians power through adversities to brighten the lives of others during the pandemic.
"These stories show that Malaysians are kind-hearted and generous in spirit.
“Despite the challenging circumstances, they still invest their energy into being a force for good, rising above challenges to help others. During this difficult time, these stories inspire us to lead by example and generate positivity for those around us,” she said.
The film begins with the story of Ridzuan – a former engineer from Sabah – who sells buns at RM1 during the pandemic. With his RM1 bun business, he provides job opportunities to others and feed hungry people with affordable buns, especially during this trying time.
Following Ridzuan’s inspiring story, viewers are introduced to Yong Xun, also known as Zero Ong, who created the JomStudy mobile app that houses notes on SPM subjects despite not having any coding knowledge. The app is well-received as it helps students in their studies, especially those adapting to the learning process during the new normal.
Besides that, viewers are then treated to a tale of generosity about Paramesvary and her children. The inspiring story follows the family who work together to cook and feed those in need, regardless of race and religion. Witnessing so many young children affected by the challenging situation struck a chord with Paramesvary that led her to lend a helping hand through her cooking.
The selfless act of Nazirah, also known as Mama Pinky, makes for a heartwarming closing act as she willingly takes up two jobs to sustain the medical costs and provide meals for stray cats. Interestingly, Mama Pinky has 50 cats of her own, but she still feeds the strays as she believes that all living things deserve love and affection.
Watch the inspiring animated film Raikan Malaysia Kita on TENAGAofficial YouTube.
TNB encourages viewers to share stories of Malaysians who inspire them by using the hashtag #RaikanMalaysiaKita and stand a chance to be chosen and retold via animation on Malaysia Day.
Viewers can watch their stories on TNB's Instagram from Sept 16, 2021 onwards.