Speech by Chief Minister of Penang
Rise: Ini Kalilah Special Screening
6th September 2018, 7.45pm, The TOP PENANG
Mr Fred Chong
Producer of the movie from WebTVAsia
Tan Sri Richard Koh
Only World Group (OWG) Chief Executive Officer and owner of The Top
Congratulations to Mr. Fred Chong of WebTVAsia, creator and producer of the movie “Rise: Ini Kalilah” for making an impactful film in such a short time. It is my pleasure to attend this evening’s special screening at the iconic location of The Top, KOMTAR, Penang. Thank you to the venue sponsor Tan Sri Richard Koh, who’s also the main sponsor, for the production of this movie.
“Rise Ini Kalilah” is a 100-minute feature film inspired by Malaysians from all walks of life, where it recorded the real stories leading up to and on the historical day of May 9th, 2018. This movie tells how Malaysians from around the world, coming together to make sure their ballots papers go into the ballot boxes, to vote for a change of a new country.
Produced by award-winning producer Mr. Fred Chong, this is also the first feature film that incorporates 3 renowned directors from 3 different races: Mr Saw Teong Hin from “Puteri Gunung Ledang”, Mr Nik Amir Mustapha from “Terbaik Dari Langit” and Mr Prem Nath from “Vere Vazhu Ille” to embark on a challenging production with only 3 months turnaround time.
Thank you to these 3 renowned directors and loving Malaysians, who are able to spend their valuable time with us here this evening. Casted in this movie are also a blend of multiracial local talents, including Remy Ishak, Mira Filzah, Sangeetha Krishnasamy, Jack Tan, Shashi Tharan and Jenn Chia. We are happy that 2 of the casts, Jack Tan and Moon Yoong are also here with us this evening, together with our friends and supporters in Penang.
This is a truly a Malaysia style movie which is election-inspired, unity-themed drama and is going to be screened in local cinemas from 13th Sept 2018 onwards. This movie is the best gift to celebrate our Malaysia Day. Joint production with Prodigee Film and Filmmaker Studio, this is a truly multi-racial, multi-cultural and multi-lingual film, telling the story of 6 individuals on the day of May 9th, on how Malaysians from all around the world unite together to vote out the corrupted and kleptocracy government.
This is a story of Malaysians who created history on May 9th, 2018. Even though you may not be playing any role in the movie, but it reflects even if not our story, but the story of our friends, relatives or schoolmates on that polling day. This is a historical day that all of us will remember for the rest of our life. The hard work to fight all the way just to cast a vote to make changes to the nation and show our love for our country.
We have chosen a new Malaysia. We all wrote part of the history on this day. Kudos to all Malaysians, and WebTVAsia who produced the movie.
WebTVAsia, one of the homegrown digital media companies in Asia, spanning 11 countries, also manages content creators that commands 20 billion minutes of video consumption every month. I look forward to seeing WebTVAsia collaborate with our Penang-based digital companies in the near future.
My heartiest congratulations to WebTVAsia and its partners for making this film come true for all Malaysians. I hope “Rise: Ini Kalilah” will inspire all of us to strive for a better Malaysia. This movie belongs to all of us, who made our voice heard on May 9, a day that changed our country.