Sunday, June 2, 2013
The controversial film “Tanda Putera”, which depicts events leading up to and during the May 13, 1969 riots, will be released for public screening in cinemas on August 29.
“It will be released on August 29,” Communications and Multimedia Minister Ahmad Shabery Cheek was quoted by The Star Online as telling reporters at the Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (Finas) centre.
Directed by Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba, the film depicts events during the May 13, 1969 riots, focusing on Malaysia’s second Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and his deputy Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman.
Produced in 2011 by Persona Pictures Sdn Bhd, the RM4 million film carries a PG13 rating and was supposed to be screened from November 15 last year.
The Cabinet earlier held back the screening of the film as it was concerned it would cause conflict among communities.