Monday, July 1, 2019

FORTY YEARS OF FINAS…AND THE THINGS THAT WERE NEVER LEARNT DUE TO BAD START

…AND HOW I COULD HAVE SAVED THE GOVERNMENT BILLIONS AND MAKE THE FILM INDUSTRY EARN BILLIONS OF RINGGIT A YEAR WHILE CREATING GREATER SOCIAL, ECONOMIC EQUALIBRIUM AND GREATER PEACE IN THE ENTIRE MUSLIM WORLD.


This year, 2019 is the fortieth anniversary of Finas. But unfortunately, there is nothing for this corporation and country to celebrate.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

TUNKU, CHEVROLET, CANADA, RTM…AND RM1.62 BILLION ANNUAL BUDGET…

AND NO EXTENSIVE RESEARCH TO DRAFT THE FINAS ACT OF 1981.
By Mansor bin Puteh



When Tunku Abdul Rahman maneuver the country and wrest Independence or ‘Merdeka’; for the country that was officially proclaimed on 31 August, 1957, he by choice preferred not be driven in limousines that were made in Britain such as Bentley, Austin or Rolls-Royce.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

FINAS AND RTM MUST MERGE…AS DO MALAYSIAN THEATER AND LITERARY ENDEAVORS


…AND THE RM1.5 BILLION ALOCATION ON FINAS THAT HAS GONE TO WASTE AND HOW FILM SCHOLARS HAVE BEEN SIDELINED BY THEM.
By Mansor bin Puteh.


Malaysians have not learnt from the vast experiences of those who are involved in the film industry, television, theater and literary endeavors especially novel writing in the west where their tradition had happened long ago that left many clues and ideas that we could borrow and perfect to benefit from.

Monday, April 1, 2019

WHEN AND HOW UTUSAN OPENED THE GATES FOR THE CONFUSION OF UMNO AND MALAYSIAN POLITICS AND THE COLLAPSE OF MALAYSIAN JOURNALISM AND THE TRUE NOTING OF THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH.


By Mansor Puteh


Not many would know this something I had seen with my own eyes, something that started to happen way back in 1977, which has become all too obvious today.

I just joined Utusan Melayu as a cub reporter after completing my studies at the then Institut Teknologi Mara (ITM), now Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) in Shahalam with a degree in mass communications but with a major in Advertising.

Friday, March 15, 2019

HOW TO REDUCE THE SIZE OF THE BLOATED MALAYSIAN CABINET AND CIVIL STAFF POPULATION…AND INCREASE PROFESSIONALISM AMONGST THE MEMBERS OF THE CABINET AND CIVIL SERVANTS, AND ALSO REVENUE FOR THE COUNTRY.


By Mansor Puteh


This article is also about how to trim the civil servants staff population and cause them
to be more production and to turn activities of the many agencies in the ministries into
industries that can generate income for the country so that these agencies.

Friday, March 1, 2019

NO SMOKING AT RESTAURANTS AND ‘WARUNGS’: THE UNKNOWN EFFECTS ON REDUCING SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND RACIAL TENSIONS.


By Mansor bin Puteh


Even as a non-cigarette smoker who has seen some of my close relatives and friends who had died of cigarette-related diseases over the years, I find the latest move by the government to designate restaurants and ‘warungs’ and other related places as non-smoking areas to be very effective in the way it was established in the minds of the smokers and restaurant operators.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Finas 2.0 and Hollywood...

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY, FINAS ACT OF 1981, NEW MALAYSIAN CINEMA THAT NEVER HAPPENED, AND MALAYSIAN FILMS IN POST-HOLLYWOOD IN WORLD CINEMA…
A commentary by Mansor bin Puteh


I dread it each time I watch the Academy Awards and when it gets to the Memoriam section, because I might just notice a name of a well-known Hollywood or American film industry personality and leader, which I was familiar with.

MING LEE…PELAKON MALAYSIA PERTAMA DAN AKHIR DALAM DRAMA UTAMA ‘MISS SAIGON’ DI BROADWAY, BANDARAYA NEW YORK.

Oleh Mansor bin Puteh


Perkembangan teater di Malaysia kian rancak. Dengan pembinaan Istana Budaya menjadi tumpuan ramai penggemar teater di Kuala Lumpur dan negara telah memberi banyak peluang untuk pengiat menunjukkan bakat; dan sehingga kini terdapat banyak drama yang dipersembahkan dengan skala besar ala Broadway.