Film incentive given in 1Malaysia spirit, not to fish for Chinese votes – Heng
Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Senator Heng Seai Kie today stressed that the government’s decision to provide tax incentives to locally-produced Chinese movies was in the spirit of 1Malaysia and not to fish for Chinese votes.
Heng, the former Deputy Information Communication and Culture Minister, said the initiative was in line with the 1Malaysia concept advocated by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak through the implementation of fair policies for all races.
“Not only Chinese language movies have received the tax rebate, 10 other local films which were produced in other languages, including English and Tamil, also received the incentive,” she told a press conference at the Parliament lobby here.
Also present at the press conference was Tan Kheng Seong or popularly known as Ah Niu, the director of “Ice Kacang Puppy Love”, one of the films that received the rebate, and its executive producer, Adrian Teh.
Heng said “Ice Kacang Puppy Love” had received RM760,000 in tax rebate as at June 15 this year.