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Watch Garang-Aku Luar Biasa movie and help build a hostel for disabled

Last Update: 13/12/2019

Exclusive Report By: Kamarul Halim M Kamal

BATU PAHAT, Dec 13 -- Public are encouraged to support Garang-Aku Luar Biasa, a movie on the disabled group and help build a hostel for disabled trainees working in an envelope making workshop here.

Sakti Films Sdn Bhd producer Dakshina Muriti revealed that the film is not doing so well, with the ticket sales not even amounting to RM50,000, after a week of its release in cinemas.

"If we follow the schedule by Finas (National Film Development Corporation Malaysia), the last date of showing is on Dec 15 this Sunday, but we are begging Finas to extend it.

"We have yet to reach our target, with the real cost of the hostel actually amounting around RM1.8 million," he told Bernama during the film charity show organised by the Batu Pahat Parliamentary Service Centre yesterday.

Muriti, who is also the workshop manager, said the workshop, which is under the Welfare Department surveillance, has been in operation for 40 years and is getting cramped with about 70 trainees.

He said many trainees could not live in an existing hostel, particularly the female trainees who have to rent outside.

"We plan to build a hostel and that is the reason for this film being produced, for people to have a good time and at the same time give back to the society. 

"Many did not know that this workshop produce envelopes for several government agencies’ official use like the Royal Malaysia Police and Malaysia Examination Council, and some were exported overseas such as to South Korea and others," he said. 

According to Muriti he had to reject a lot of applications to become trainees due to the lack of infrastructure. 

He hopes the film would also shed light to the public regarding the disabled lives and how committed they are in achieving their ambitions, as well as a lesson to all that the group must not be bullied due to their disabilities.  



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