Source: FMT News
Moviegoers say DAP leader Lim Kit Siang’s reservations about the movie is not called for.
KUALA LUMPUR: Cinema fans who viewed Tanda Putera at GSC Mid Valley today did not feel that the movie was insensitive to Lim Kit Siang or the DAP.
“The May 13 riots is a fact. I don’t see it as an issue.
“The movie is more of a sad story in which leaders sacrificed for the greater good of the country,” said 33-year-old government servant Zaidi Sidek.
“DAP made noise for nothing,” said Zaidi who took leave from work to catch the first show of the movie.
The first show of Tanda Putera only attracted a dozen people. Of the dozen, majority were made up of journalists.
This is due to the publicity over the negative portrayal of the Chinese community and certain DAP leaders in the movie.
In the movie, there is a scene of a DAP member urinating on the flag and this was followed by the scene of the character of former Selangor Menteri Besar Harun Idris complaining to the prime minister about the incident.
The movie is centred on the life of Malaysia’s second Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and his close relations with his deputy, Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.
Romiz Bukhari, a 32 freelance insurance agent meanwhile told FMT that the movie had cleared his misconceptions.
“This movie showed that a leadership change was needed because one died and that these leaders were also trusted by their immediate predecessor,” said Romiz.
Insurance broker Hanim Azira Mohd Taib, 29, felt that Tanda Putera only depicted historical facts.
“The movie only showed historical facts. We should now appreciate the sacrifices of our past leaders and the stability of this nation,” she said.