A new patriotic movie based on events transpired from the bloody racial riots of 13 May 1969 would be in the cinemas during this August Hari Raya Aidil Fitri holidays. It is a film about the crisis and decisions made by then Deputy Prime Minister Tun Abdul Razak Hussein and Home Minister Tun Dr Ismail Abdul Rahman, by award winning director Datin Paduka Shuhaimi Baba.
The main casts are played Rusdi Ramli as Tun Abdul Razak and Zizan Nin as Tun Dr Ismail. Others include Faezah Elai (Tun Rahah), Linda Hashim (Toh Puan Norasyikin), Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra (Kamarulzaman Taib), Sahee Shamsuddin (Najib Tun Razak), Razif Hashim (Johari Tun Razak), Ismaizal Yusoof (Tawfik Tun Ismail), Ali Steven Shorthose (Dr Macpherson) dan Norman Hakim (IGP Hanif).
Decisions made as at outcome from the racial riots changed Malaysian political and economic path. Some of the policies made post-13 May incidence are being implemented till present day. Rukun Negara is one of those which came as a result of the bloody dark Malaysian modern history.
It is a strong depiction of the challenges made by the two leaders’ and decisions made, to rebuild Malaysia post-13 May 1969 incidence in the midst of fragile variables. This included communist terrorists’ assassinations and continuous subversive and radical elements, which has now resurfaced and been apparent in certain parties ‘Politics of Hatred’ strategy.
It is a worth movie to watch.
*Updated Wed 18 July 2012