Friday, February 23, 2007

"Apa Khabar Orang Kampung" Banned !

Finally the ban has come !

Ladies and Gentlemen,

You can read the 7 reasons given by Malaysia Censorship Board for banning this film.

You can view the trailers in Da Huang Pictures and Amir Muhammad's Blog

Apa Khabar Orang Kampung Blog is here. Seems that Berlin Film Festival and Singapore will be running this. Fret not, my dear bloggers, we can always purchase the DVDs in Singapore. This is not a surprise considering the fact that we do not get to see certain U-Wei's Cannes award winning films in Malaysia.

Let me repost what I wrote on 19th December in Malaysia Today, here:


It is true that some Chinese fight against Communist too but not all Malays are not communists!
However, please bear in mind there are CHINESE COMMUNISTS who are still living:
(Lelaki Komunis Terakhir)

There are also MALAY COMMUNISTS who are still living:
(Apa Khabar Orang Kampung: Sequel for Lelaki Komunis Terakhir)
(Malaysia Kini description on the sequel)

They are staying in Ban Chulabhorn Pattana 12 or the 12th Chulaborn Development Village, not far from the Narathiwat-Kelantan border.

The 10th Regiment Leaders are Shamsiah Fakeh and Ibrahim Chik. Their memoirs were published by penerbit UKM website before:

Picture taken from Penerbit UKM. There are some description for the "Memoir: Shamsiah Fakeh" book.

Picture taken from Penerbit UKM. There are some description for the "Memoir: Ibrahim Chik" book.

There was some mention (not sure how true it is) that the books were eventually "frozen" by Penerbit UKM although the books were not banned by Internal Security Ministry:

SO, as much as there were Chinese Communists, THERE WERE MALAY COMMUNISTS TOO.


Additional notes of personal opinion to add (23/02/2007):

1) By fighting against the Japanese TOGETHER, Malays and Chinese Communists actually made Malaysia independent from foreign powers. The communists were praised for the resistance.

2) British came back after the Japanese left. They wanted this land for their own. Communists go against the British. British labels Communists as villains. Wiping out process begins.

Doesn't this strategy sound familiar?

3) So, what is UMNO's role in fighting against Japanese and British for this country's independence? How much have they contributed? This questions leaves much to your own research and imagination for answers.

4) Try to grab a copy of December 2006 "The Edge" Magazine (not newspaper). The mentioned copy has Muhiyiddin as the cover boy. There are pictures of the Malay communists as well as some of their opinions inside.

I have bought it and shall try to search for it. If I still have it with me, I shall scan the pics and put in on my webpage.

5) The English translation for "Apa Khabar Orang Kampung" is "Village People Road Show". The Bahasa Malaysia title is named after Sudirman's famous song.

6) Zainuddin Maidin tried to play racial cards on the so-called "Chinese Communists" last year. Please do not do it again here. Read what he has said and what I have commented


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