Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Lelaki Komunis Terakhir

The government becomes the latest censorship board for Lelaki Komunis Terakhir.

It is the government that decides, said Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Rais Yatim.

Two days ago, Umno secretary-general Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, who is the Home Affairs Minister, was quoted as saying the fate of Lelaki Komunis Terakhir will now be decided by the Umno supreme council in its meeting next month (June 2006). I was quite disappointed with the decision as it puts UMNO before the whole Cabinet.

So now it seems that the Cabinet will decide. What a publicity for Amir Muhammad and his movie, described as amateurish by Datuk Seri Rais Yatim himself. While it won't generate as much attention as Da Vinci Code, it certainly is Malaysian's equivalent of Da Vinci Code.

Sigh. When is our Cabinet going to stop wasting time on petty issues like this? If the government thinks that our Film Censorship Board can't do its work then do not appoint them.

Grow up Malaysians. Life goes on. Bygones are bygones!

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