Connect with us


M’sian Film, “BABI” Nominated For 4 Global Film Festivals But Police Report Filed Against Director


Page 64
Source: SCMP & NameWee's Facebook

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

The controversial film “BABI”, by Malaysian director and rapper, Namewee has been nominated for four international film festivals. Despite its international success, the movie hasn’t garnered the same kind of support on local waters.

118170784 10158215711383429 3563266279227481219 O

Yesterday (19 November), a police report was launched by the Federal Territory Perikatan Nasional Youth against Namewee for “insult and provocation seen as outrageous and is a rude and insolent act, feared to cause inter-racial tensions in Malaysia”, said Mohammad Azwan Azmi, a Federal Territory PN Youth Information Unit member, who launched the report at the Dang Wangi district police headquarters, as reported by BERNAMA.

According to Mohammad Azwan, the police report was made because the movie poster includes words that could be regarded as racial slurs such as, “Melayu B*doh”, “India K*ling” and “Cina B*bi”. He also asked the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block all content relating to the film from being accessed by Malaysians through his social media accounts.

125204617 10158418196903429 7673155580304392029 O

The film, which has been banned from being released in Malaysia, was nominated in the International Thai Film Festival 2020, the Around International Film Festival in Berlin for Best Feature Film, and Best Original Film Song in the Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival 2020. Namewee has also received two nominations at the Open World Toronto Film Festival for Best Actor and Best Director.

636Abcda 3A4D 11E9 A334 8D034D5595Df Image Hires 173544

In a Facebook post, Director Namewee said BABI is based on real-life events that took place in the year 2000 at a small town somewhere in Southern Malaysia. The director added that media and news portals were “compromised by relevant authorities”, which is why many Malaysians don’t know about the incident.

What do you guys think of this? Let us know in the comments section!


This Malaysian Film Just Received Nine Nominations At The 56Th Golden Horse Awards! - World Of Buzz 3
Source: SCMP

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

Just In

Feat Image Drag Racing Circuit Malaysia Feat Image Drag Racing Circuit Malaysia
News20 hours ago

PM: Government Is Planning To Build Drag Racing Circuits In All M’sian States

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob today announced that the federal government is planning to build a drag racing...

Feat Image Anti Hacking App Feat Image Anti Hacking App
News23 hours ago

Annuar Musa: K-KOMM To Introduce A Special Anti-Hacking Application In Malaysia

Amidst recent controversies regarding cybersecurity in our country recently, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM) is planning to introduce...

Collage Hit N Run Collage Hit N Run
News2 days ago

Two Culprits of A Hit-And-Run Case Near Bukit Bintang Gets Attacked By Group of Men

In 2018, Malaysia saw an average of 18 people killed in road accidents daily. What is more unnerving about that...

Ft Data Ft Data
News2 days ago

“Another day, another data leak” – Data Breach At Major M’sian E-Payment Company Sparks Outrage

It seems that as the days goes by, more and more data leaks are being reported by various companies as...

0F7A337B 7200 4Bcc 94Dc E3A48F92A4Bc 0F7A337B 7200 4Bcc 94Dc E3A48F92A4Bc
News2 days ago

WATCH: Jewelry Shop In Rawang Gets Robbed, Shocks Netizens

Just recently, a video has been shared on a Facebook group regarding a jewelry store being robbed. From the video,...

Collage 4 1 Collage 4 1
News2 days ago

Ministers To Switch To Electric Vehicles Starting 2023 To Achieve Zero Carbon Emissions By 2050

As of today, Toyota Vellfire is recognised as the government’s official vehicle, before it was switched from Proton Perdana late...

Ee5Cbb4F 9104 4C1F A3D0 4A898Ae67Df2 1 Ee5Cbb4F 9104 4C1F A3D0 4A898Ae67Df2 1
News2 days ago

JUST IN: Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Recalled For Containing Substance That Causes Cancer

Just recently, a statement has been released by KKM that the Haagen-Dazs ice cream contains residues of Ethylene Oxide. The...

Collage 2 1 Collage 2 1
News3 days ago

DBKL Plans To Close Jalan TAR Every Sunday To Encourage “Walking Culture” Among City Folks

Walking can be tiresome at times, but if you’re frequently in the Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman area during the weekends,...


Latest Videos