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Friday, March 23, 2007

We going to suck another Lemon

Photo from here.

I had always thought, although I can’t remember why now, that Rais Yatim is an intelligent, smart, well educated man. I am not so sure now. In recent months he’s shown himself just as big a dick as any other politicians. Bok House got no heritage value la. Then suddenly some other similar house in Penang that used to belong to some mamak jeweler got plenty of heritage value and got history some more la. Yesterday he did it again.

He’s announced the “Plan for a movie village” (The Star N27 Thursday 22 March 2007.

Seems that the Culture, Arts and Heritage ministry together with the Science, Technology and Innovation ministry and the Energy, Water and Telecommunications ministries are combining forces to conceptualize and establish a center for the nation’s movie-making industry.

A few questions here la, YB. Can ah?

Have you forgotten the E-Village that was launched with so much fanfare by Dr. M some years ago? If I am not mistaken it was also to establish a center for the Malaysian movie-making industry. I think Jackie Chan also came to cut the ribbon and watch the lion dance and kompang and shake hands with that Vision 2020 fler with great hindsight that one. E-Village. Movie capital of the region. Animation center to rival Disney and Lucas. What’s happened to it now? The jungle has taken back the land I think and the only things being made there is animal shit. Now there’s going to be another one?

What the hell is the ministry of Energy, Water and Telecommunications doing making movies? To make sure they got enough water and electricity and that their phones work issit?

If those flers in charge of what Malaysian moviegoers can and cannot see cannot take out whatever they have up their backsides and continue to ban the last communist and all what’s a movie village going to achieve for anybody? And please don’t tell me that the village is going to attract the Hollywood flers to come and make movies here because our village is so canggih etc or I will throw up some culture on your lap.

Rais, you might also want to remember that you were there to launch a movie about a Malay musician who falls in love with a girl and has to decide between his music and his love. Not exactly ground breaking stuff issit? Surely they don’t need a village to film that in. Any mamak stall round the corner will do what.


Go here to read about the spectacular collapse of the E-Village. Will there be the long awaited sequel?



KeNNoT said...

LMAO im the first to comment here too.

Uncle Patrick Please Keep TOKKOK!!!

ahmad uzair said...

love to watch your act at Kelibat Movie.
I love the phrase "goyang-goyang-goyang"
Bring so much fun to me.

daniel said...

Everyone is just frantically dipping their hands into the pot to grab whatever 'contracts' they can. It doesn't matter what project they come up with as long as there is money to be given away; even doing a re-run on the old e-village plot is fair game. The elections are coming so the supporters need to be fed and the war-chest bolstered.

Also they got to do it fast before the country goes bankrupt.

Brian Fong said...

hi patrick, like u i once upon a time also thought this rais guy an intelligent fler but when he took over the culture ministry his true color shows.

this fler actually suggested lion dance in malay traditional clothing... where this guy come from-ah?

culture minister forgotten that msia is make up of a few culture...

zorro said...

And they are going to tear down a Chapel in Pulau Tikus, where I prayed so much for the sins I was going to commit. The stain-glass in that chapel is best-in-class art.I think Rais is receding into dotage.

Anonymous said...

Hey Patrick , Can't wait to watch SUMOlah. Not pirate DVD but at our cinema lah. Saw the 'intro' last week at the cinema. So you ate Sushi a lot ah?

chongwah said...

Ya... talk abt the liondance in malay clothing... culture is for your (RAIS) department to PRESERVE, not for you to CREATE la. Sound belittling malay n chinese culture. Ais Kacang meh, mix n match. Siao.

Also, pls recognise our very own good movie makers 1st la. For example,
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Flooded with awards on their works but never recognise them. The awards can NOT be bought by money ok. Its the creativity of our very own Malaysians. Lately, ur kawan at sencorship board banned Amir's movies pulak, somemore, no reasons given. Siao bo. Their narrow-minded cum kolot thinking should be sencored at the 1st place!

Rais, have u watch the banned movies? Tell us that this is not a true story of our past Culture? Tell us that this is not an Art? Tell us that this is not our Heritage? Tell la! kanasai...

People with such 'old fashion' mentality has forced people like Amir has to go to blog too. We are the creation of u ler, dummy.

mob1900 said...

Overheard conversations about another 'E-Village' is being plan out.

*cringes in disgust and of course

Lo said...


glad you are back.

keep writing!


Frankenstein said...

I was there when the e-village launched, I saw Dr.M, Jakie Chan, big and advanced filming studio, precision 3D animation studio, artificial beach and village of different country background. I affirm that should be a great future for art, movie and technology in malaysia. But for now, everytime when i pass through the path where I can see the place is just left a wasteland and graveyard of malaysian's dream.

Anonymous said...

where is the e-village ar?
either I am blur or really obscure and forgotten project liao

patrickteoh said...

It was in Dengkil, NS la.

Russ said...

AkakakakakaaakKAKA! Niamah! I can atually imagine u throwing up some culture on his lap... very graphical imagination I have.. and I have another vision... a vision of Patrick Teoh Directing a movie, a funny movie, about Malaysia, Epic movie style.. so funny even P Ramlee will giggle in his grave.. Featuring the jokers & clowns of a big circus (better than 'Orang Terbang' 'Ops Belantara' & 'CicakMan'), possible titled 'Team Malaysia', this movie is bound to turn the e-village or whatever popcorned movie village, into the Hollywood equivilent in the land of the Bolehans.

Anonymous said...

Eehik eehik...Niamahai..oops can say that or not? You censorlah...e Village? Empty Village? Entah Village? Erectile Dysfuncton Village? You name itlah...can oso.
I was there being part of d insutry at the launch..fulamak...million dollar fire works...big time guess...braodway style show...too bad they didn't have big time hollywood style funeral.
MDC is all fucked up lah...the only change is this Badlishah guy up the helm..but unfortunately he dowan to sack some idiots below him who earn fantasmagoric salaries and do fuck all. The guy - errr no names mentioned lah...Kamil...championed this animated movie Saladin...millions of dollars down the drain...but fuck..who in the west wants to buy or distribute an animated feature about a Muslim warrior beating the shit out of a catholic character? So they made a nice looking multi-million dollar short film in hope to get sales..but nada...after Kamil logged millions of miles and millions of hours smooxzing at festivals flogging his dead horse. Now he gets to spend a few millions more to develop a promo for the now film turned TV series...hahah..yep it somehow became a TV series..its pilot won an obscure award in Korea or they want hope to sell the series overseas...yeayy..Kamil gets to travel all over the world an Islamic hero series, whose story consultant is an Australian (non Muslim mind you but Malaysian PR mahhh), and a chinese animation team from a company called Young Jump to animate the what the fuck is terengganu doing trying to produce 4000 animators (all Malays) for? Jobs are going to non Malays mahhh....hahah I sound like a fucking bigot...nebermindlah...anyway...fuck the new movie village by Rais....


Anonymous said...

Bocor Lagi
By Keris Silau - Malaysia Today

Bocor teruk kata Samy
Wiring lama kata Ramli
Bangunan tua kata Nazri
Najib said it's PWD

Semua ada alasan sendiri
But where you all spent the money?
RM90 juta untuk cantikkan lobby
So that it looks luxury

Nice décor and nice settee
But now you kena letak baldi
Bocor teruk when it rains heavily
MP yang busuk pun boleh mandi

The floor is wet and slippery
The luxury lobby now looks untidy
Inilah dia third class mentality
Luar cantik tapi dalam very shoddy

Structure work should get priority
And now whose responsibility
JKR or Parliament Committee
While you all gaduh sama sendiri

Rakyat want an answer immediately
Otherwise kita tak bagi you undi
Sebab you spent money unnecessarily
You know it is taxpayers' money
So please spend the money wisely.