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Free Screening Of Anwar Biopic For Form 6 Students And Firefighters Earns Criticism

Free Screening Of Anwar Biopic For Form 6 Students And Firefighters Earns Criticism

Netizens claimed the move to be a political propaganda.

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Anwar: The Untold Story is a recently released biopic of our current prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, awaited by many but has also received its fair share of criticism since it was released in cinemas nationwide last week.

Recently, it was reported that Form 6 students from Sekolah Menangah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Presint 5(1) was invited to watch the film with Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek at the Golden Screen Cinemas (GSC) in Alamanda Putrajaya on the 23 May 2023.

Also circulating on social media is a letter allegedly from the director’s office of the Fire and Rescue Department inviting staff members for a special screening at GSC IOI City Mall in Putrajaya.

This screening took place on 20 May 2023 at 8pm.

Both these letters were being shared on social media and many were not happy with the move.

As reported by FMT, many criticised the action and called the movie a “propaganda” tool.

However, according to Suziyah Selamat, a Form 6 senior assistant at SMK Putrajaya Presint 5 (1), the screening was organised by the Education Ministry but students were not forced to attend.

Earlier, the movie’s distributor DMY Creation alleged that the biopic was being sabotaged by certain cinemas.

The Malaysian Association of Film Exhibitors refuted the allegation, calling it unfair.

READ MORE: Anwar’s Biopic: Film Exhibitors Refute DMY’s Boycott Allegation

However there were some who was in favour of the move.

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