Popular Malaysian actor to portray Anwar Ibrahim in new biopic
The movie is slated for release next year. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Copy to clipboard https://str.KUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim reiterated on Sunday (Nov 20) that he has sufficient support to form a new federal government.Copy to clipboard https://str.0 Engagements KUALA LUMPUR - Pakatan Harapan (PH) chief Anwar Ibrahim and his Barisan Nasional (BN) counterpart Zahid Hamidi are due to meet at 10am Monday, just hours before a Palace deadline for Malaysia’s political leaders to cobble together a government.
sg/w9BN PETALING JAYA - Popular Malaysian actor Farid Kamil says he took on a huge challenge playing the role of Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim.The biopic titled Jalan Masih Panjang (The Road Is Still Long) a joint production between Malaysia and Indonesia – is slated for release next year.According to a video interview published by local broadcaster Astro Awani, Mr Anwar was asked if he had the numbers for a simple majority in the Lower House and which parties he was collaborating with.Set between 1993 and 1998, the movie was at its final stages of shooting.PH’s largest component, the Democratic Action Party (DAP), agreed Sunday night to Parti Keadilan Rakyat president Anwar’s move to rope in the Umno-led BN, sources told The Straits Times.Mr Anwar became Malaysia’s deputy prime minister in 1993 and was sacked from his government and Umno party positions in 1998."I am happy because we have virtually settled this.Mr Farid, 41, during a press conference for his latest film Remp-It 2 on Monday (Nov 21) revealed that playing Mr Anwar was difficult as it was his first time playing a political figure.“Zahid won’t be given government positions and there will be no interference in his court case.
“I wanted to give an accurate portrayal of Anwar because he isn’t just a political figure, but a leader who’s globally recognised.When asked which parties he was collaborating with, Mr Anwar would only say:"Let them come out with their own statements (on the matter).“Zahid won’t be given government positions and there will be no interference in his court case.That is why I spent lots of time watching videos of the man himself and listening to his speeches,” the actor shared.However, watching videos of the PH leader himself wasn’t enough.” There are 222 seats in the Lower House and any governing coalition needs to have control of at least 112 seats.For Mr Farid, there was no better way of learning about a non-fictional role than meeting the real person himself.PAS, a member of Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s PN, emerged as the largest party in Parliament with 49 MPs after Saturday’s election, and has long espoused Islamist views that critics say infringe on personal freedoms.That was why he decided to meet Mr Anwar, 75, not once but twice.In a statement issued on Sunday, the king asked the political parties that won the most seats to.
“The first time I met him was for dinner where I asked him for advice about how I could embody this role.But that meeting was only two hours.In one of the most fiercely contested elections in Malaysian history with over 900 candidates vying for a seat in the parliament, Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS) managed to win 22 seats while Gabungan Rakyat Sabah (GRS) won six seats.Gabungan Parti Sarawak (GPS), which took 22 of the state’s 31 seats, has declared its backing for former premier Muhyiddin, putting the Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia president in pole position.I knew I still had a lot to learn, so I decided to meet him again before flying to Indonesia for filming,” Mr Farid said.During their second meeting, he asked Mr Anwar to show him the scars that were inflicted from being punched seven times as stated in the health report.Mr Anwar said during a press conference early Sunday morning that his coalition has managed to secure a simple majority to form the government, and will submit the documents to the king.“He (Anwar) took off his glasses and showed me that there was still a scar on his brow bone,” Mr Farid said, adding that this fuelled his will to bring justice to Mr Anwar’s character.
Every move of the real Mr Anwar is closely watched in the last few days.In response, BN chairman Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said that BN has never negotiated with GPS with regard to forming a government with PN.
'We have virtually settled this': Anwar reiterates he has the support to form government in MalaysiaKUALA LUMPUR: Pakatan Harapan (PH) chairman Anwar Ibrahim reiterated on Sunday (Nov 20) that he has sufficient support to form a new federal government. However, he did not elaborate on which political parties he was collaborating with. According to a video interview published by loca
Malaysia election: Anwar, Zahid in 11th hour talks as Palace deadline loomsMove is controversial as PH has long campaigned on anti-corruption while Umno is tainted by graft. Read more at straitstimes.com.
Malaysia election: Anwar, Zahid in 11th hour talks as Palace deadline loomsKUALA LUMPUR - Pakatan Harapan (PH) chief Anwar Ibrahim and his Barisan Nasional (BN) counterpart Zahid Hamidi are due to meet at 10am Monday, just hours before a Palace deadline for Malaysia’s political leaders to cobble together a government. The meeting comes after...
Malaysia's Anwar seeks backing of old foes to form government as turmoil drags onKUALA LUMPUR – Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim sought backing from the graft-tainted incumbent coalition and his longtime rival to form a government, in a bid to gain an edge over opponent Muhyiddin Yassin, after an election delivered a hung parliament. The uncertainty over a new government looked set to persist at least for another day as the country's king...
BN remains in opposition, leaving King to decide on Anwar or Muhyiddin as Malaysia PMBoth PN and PH are short of the 112 MPs needed to claim a simple majority in Parliament. Read more at straitstimes.com.