The first Malaysian movie that I ever watched repeatedly is Sepet, a Yasmin Ahmad film.
I am definitely a fan of Yasmin Ahmad’s films. Her films and commercials, in particular Petronas ads, have touched hearts of young and old locally and globally. Her films/ads are often found controversial but articulately expressed. She is undoubtedly the true spirit that lives up to the Malaysian Malaysia concept.
Unfortunately, Yasmin Ahmad suffered a stroke and died due to severe brain haemorrhage on 25 July. I was devastated and I know I was not the only one who couldn’t accept the fact she is no longer here to produce more life-touching movies. She is and was the only reason I watch Malaysian-made movies.
I am definitely missing her now. And I pray that Yasmin Ahmad finds peace eternally.