Malaysian Olympic Council, Ministry of Youth and Sports ready to discuss setting up fund for sports film production

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 14 – The Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) has announced that it will be working with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (KBS) to create quotas for filmmakers to produce more films based on the country’s sports sector. We are ready to hold further discussions with

OCM Chairman Tan Sri Mohamad Norza Zakaria said this was to emphasize the element of unity and foster a spirit of patriotism, especially among the younger generation, following in the footsteps of the country’s sporting greats. He said it can be arousing.

“We would like to apply to the government, especially through the relevant ministries and KBS, on how we can secure an allocation to establish a fund to support those who are keen to produce films that symbolize success in the field of sports. thinking.

“…We feel that we have support from KBS. We just need to structure (the plan) properly so that filmmakers pay attention and find inspiration to produce higher quality scripts.” We just need to find a way,” he told reporters.After attending a special screening of the film Gemenche Boys here last night.

movie Gemenche BoysThe film, which premiered on October 26, is based on the true story of a group of boys from the village of Felda Bukit Lottang Utara, Gemenche, Negeri Sembilan. They were called “Enam Jahanam” by the locals (because they are always up to no good). However, they managed to make a name for themselves in cricket, winning a gold medal at the 2017 SEA Games and representing them at the 2019 Cricket World Cup.

Mohamad Norza said the successes of bowling queen Datuk Syahrin Zulkifli, squash legend Datuk Nicol David and track cycling ace Datuk Azizulhasni Awang were all in line with the quality of this film. He said it has the potential to become an expensive movie. Lee Chong Wei: Rise of the Legend.

“For me, as a sports official, it’s important that we fully support sports (movies) based on the success stories of our athletes. How hard they struggled to get there. We support them. If we don’t, who else will support us?'” he said. ― Bernama

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