UUM ONLINE: 20 December - The film entitled, Malay Regiment film, which premiered at the Muádzam Shah Hall for public viewing, was loaded with war action that focused on the country's historical theme in maintaining peace and harmony in the country.
The Director of the Malay Regiment film, Datuk Jurey Latiff Rosli said the plot which was featured in the film unveiled the threat of communist terrorism and highlighted historical facts based on the Operation Gubir undertaken by the Royal Malay Regiment (RAMD) in combating communism in Peninsular Malaysia.
"The film is inspired by the true events when it was recorded in the history of the country when the communists managed to shoot down a helicopter carrying 11 military officers at Gubir, Kedah in 1976," he said.
According to Datuk Jurey Latiff Rosli, the "Malay Regiment" film was dedicated to his beloved father, Captain (R) Mohd Rosli Yahya who struggled to defend the nation and also to commemorate the deaths of the soldiers.
"History has proven that patriotic films do not make profits, yet I did it anyway as this film is part of my contribution to the art of film making, the nation and religion.
"I present this film to the audience in order for them to learn more of our nation’s history and make them realize that the peace that we experience today comes with a heavy price with many lives lost, wives having lost husbands and sons having lost their fathers," he said.
"The film will remain as history for eternity, becoming a reference and valuable later in the day for the younger generation and the future generation so that they have better understanding of the history of the country and enhance their sense of patriotism for the country," he said.
Also present at the film premiere were UUM Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Dato 'Seri Dr. Mohamed Mustafa Ishak, staff and students.
Translated by Mahaliza Mahadhir
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