KOTA KINABALU, Sabah film and creative associations have welcomed the call by Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Panglima Haji Hajiji Haji Noor for RTM to increase Sabah-related programmes.
Sabah Film Makers Association (FILEMS) President Datuk Deddy M. Borhan said, so far there have been efforts made by art activists in Sabah to be given more space to display their work on RTM stations, especially on TV Okey, but the results will change every time the minister in charge changes.
He said, with the attention from the Sabah Government under the leadership of Datuk Haji Hajiji, it is hoped that Sabah’s creative and film industry can continue to grow in line with the development direction of Sabah Maju Jaya in the ‘keluarga Malaysia’.
Sabah Film & Television Producer Association (PROFIT) President Mr Norsahar Ahmad thanked Sabah Chief Minister for listening to the grievances of Sabah art activists.
He said Sabah is rich with heritage from various ethnic groups that have yet to be documented, slowly fading away. With the opportunity or offer from RTM, it will certainly be able to improve the content of our publications.
As the President of PROFIT, he suggested that K-KOMM be more sincere, and it is time for K-KOMM to open a tender for the supply of content specifically for Sabah publishers as responding to the call of YAB Chief Minister, Datuk Hajiji Hj. Noor.
As you are aware, there are many content providers in Sabah who are able to produce quality work that is suitable for television stations, especially RTM-owned stations, he added.