Sunday, 8 June 2008

Malay Films at Embassies Worldwide ?

LAST Wednesday I received a call from "Radio Klasik FM, RTM" asking for my comment on calls made by Cultural Minister Dato' Seri Shafie Apdal asking Novelists to write film scripts for shown abroad.

Shafie made the call during a speech while launching a book written by Foreign Minister Dato Seri Dr Rais Yatim's wife, Masnah Rais at the National Library.

Thinking about Rais and Shafie my mind stuck to some ideas of Rais while he was the minister responsible for culture before the March 8 general election. If I am not mistaken when he was at KeKKWa Rais did suggests for Malaysian foreign mission offices to help promote the Malay film using all available facilities and avenue they have overseas.

Now Rais is the minister in charge of the foreign offices. Does he still have the plan for any of his idealism before ?