A Malaysia historical Chinese movie, named The New Village banned in Malaysia due to which was said to glorify communism.
Columnist of Utusan Malaysia, Awang Selamat, accused “The New Village” movie is rewriting the history by glorifying communism.
He said the film was an effort to recognise the communists’ fight, including the Malayan Communist Party secretary-general, Chin Peng.
Synopsis of the movie The New Village
The year is 1949. The nation is plunged into a state of emergency after a deadly clash between the British military administration and the Malayan Communist Party. Some 500,000 Chinese villagers are resettled into 480 camps throughout the Malay Peninsula as a means to curb communist activity among the villagers. The New Village 1949, which spans 40 years, revolves around a Hakka family and how they go about their daily lives after the British declared the state of emergency and beyond.
Official trailer of The New Village
The movie is directed by Wong Kew Lit and produced by Astro Shaw.