KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 8 (Bernama) -- Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo wants all sectors to provide inputs to inspire Malaysia’s local film industry.
He said there had to be a combination of different minds to take the industry forward.
However, he said, there were issues and problems at all levels that had to be dealt with.
“This is the challenge and we need to deal with it,” his said in a Twitter post today, in response to a suggestion by a user Isk Aziz @iskaziz to boost the local film scene which had a series of box-office hits of late.
Isz said: “While encouraging, should the government wish to take the film industry seriously then it requires regulation by experienced and business-minded people”. Gobind concurred with Isz on this.
According to the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) website, among films with highest ticket collection so far this year are Munafik 2 (RM37,738,463.83), Hantu Kak Limah (RM36,231,126.77) and KL Special Force (RM12,216,321).