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Controversial ‘Tanda Putera’ film release shelved indefinitely, say sources: By Jahabar Sadiq The Malaysian Insi...

By Jahabar Sadiq The Malaysian Insider Oct 31, 2012 KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 31 ― The public release of the “Tanda Putera” film that deals with the May 13 race riots has been put off indefinitely and now may hit the silver screen after the next general election, say sources. The Malaysian Insider understands that senior government officials and the Najib administration did not want any distractions and potential flashpoints in the run up to the polls, which is likely to be held in the first quarter of 2013 after the Bantuan Rakyat 1 Malaysian 2.0 (BR1M) is paid out. The RM4.8 million film, financed with public funds, was first due to be released last September 13 but it was later pushed to November 17. “There is too much controversy about the film and the authorities have decided on a later release date,” a government source told The Malaysian Insider. One source added the govern...

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