Much ado about Finas licensing


Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah has stirred up anger among many Malaysians after saying that all kinds of filming in Malaysia require a Finas licence, before later walking back the comment. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, July 24, 2020.

Commentary by Mustafa K Anuar

MUCH heat was generated arising from Communications and Multimedia Minister Saifuddin Abdullah’s initial assertion in the Dewan Rakyat that all kinds of filming in the country warrant a licence under the 39-year-old National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) Act.


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