Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MALAYSIAN TELEVISION AND ITS ROLE IN PROMOTING DISSENT…

AND WHAT HAS THE OLD MALAYAN CINEMA GOT TO DO WITH THE 13 MAY, 1969 INCIDENT.
By Mansor Puteh


Not many Malaysians then especially would believe that the 13 May, 1969 Incident happened four years after the collapse of the Old Malayan Cinema then based at Jalan Ampas and also at East Coast Road in Singapore.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MALAYSIA’S AND THE MELAYU MIDDLE CLASS AND NEUVO RICHE MALINGED BY TELEVISION DRAMAS

…AND THE DEVELOPMENTS IN MANY ASPECTS THAT THE COUNTRY HAS BEEN EXPERIENCEING THAT THE PRODUCERS AND TELEVISION STATIONS HAD ESCAPED TO NOTICE.
By Mansor Puteh


It is highly improbably that no one has thus far made any attempt to look closely the type of television dramas, limited serials or television features known locally as ‘telemovies’ that had been produced and broadcast on Malaysian television to study their impact on society, and also how much the producers and television stations care and accept the physical and social as well as cultural and psychological developments of the people and country all these years.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

ROHINGYA REFUGEES IN MALAYSIA…NOW RESETTLED PEACEFULLY IN AMERICA…

By Mansor Puteh


From Arakan or Rakhine in Myanmar, they had to transverse through Myanmar to the border and cross into Thailand where they were taken to the Malaysian border for a while before slipping into Malaysia and taken into a van by runners.

Monday, April 17, 2017

MALAYSIAN FILMS AND TELEVISION ARE LOST IN SPACE AND TIME

AND HOW A NEW MALAYSIAN CINEMA CAN BE ESTABLISHED FOR
THE CREATION OF THE FOURTH ESTATE OF THE MUSLIM WORLD.
By Mansor Puteh


Malaysian television dramas and feature films are lost in space and time…reeling with unimaginable plots and subsequent personal and false artistic and creative crusades…in a fast-changing New Malaysia that is not properly recorded and missing.

Monday, April 10, 2017

POST-OSCAR NIGHT, FINAS AND THE NEW MALAYSIAN CINEMA THAT SHOULD BE CREATED…

AND TO USE IT FOR A NEW PURPOSE AS A FOREIGN POLICY INITIATIVE AND NOT JUST FOR PURE ENTERTAINMENT.
By Mansor Puteh



I am done with the 89th Oscar Show in Hollywood and will be heading east on 28 February, to go to New York City where I have some business at my alma mater, Columbia University.

Monday, April 3, 2017

A MALAYSIAN LIVE AT THE DOLBY THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD…ON THE 89TH ACADEMY AWARDS…

By Mansor Puteh


I have been inside the Dolby Theatre once on a tour of it I made in November of last year and sat on a chair beside the one Leonardo de Caprio had sat last year when he won and Oscar for Best Actor, with a cutout mug shot of him staring at me.

Monday, March 27, 2017

HOLLYWOOD, HALAL FOOD AND OSCARS (AND TRUMP’S AMERICA) AND THE REFUGEES AND IMMIGRANTS THAT HELPED TO CREATE THEM.

By Mansor Puteh


Hollywood is getting ready to lay the red carpet for the 89th Academy Awards which will be held in its permanent venue, the Dolby Theatre, formerly the Kodak Theater, in barely two days’ time, 26 February.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

MAHATHIR IS DEFINITELY WRONG ON THE ‘FOUNDING’ OF SINGAPORE…

By Mansor Puteh


Dr Mahathir Mohammad said it was the Temenggung of Johor and not Sultan Ali, who had signed off the island to the British that had allowed it to become a republic that it is today. It is far from the truth.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

MALAYSIAN TELEVISION DRAMAS AND FEATURE FILMS ARE LOST IN SPACE AND TIME…



REELING WITH UNIMAGINABLE PLOTS AND SUBSEQUENT PERSONAL AND FALSE ARTISTIC AND CREATIVE CRUSADES…IN A FAST-CHANGING NEW MALAYSIA THAT IS NOT PROPERLY RECORDED AND MISSING..
By Mansor Puteh


The most important and interesting television dramas and feature films in the world are those that record time and place or space. They are the ones that record the fast-changing scenery and mostly thoughts and concerns of the day, as the country develops and grows.