YB Fahmi Fadzil, Minister of Communications and Digital, officiated the 2023 edition of Hari Seniman Kebangsaan at the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) in Hulu Klang.
Also present were Deputy Minister of Communications and Digital Teo Ni Ching, KKD Secretary General Datuk Seri Mohammad Mentek, Chairman of Finas Datuk Kamil Othman and Chief Executive Officer of Finas Professor Dr Md Nasir Ibrahim.
This year’s edition of Hari Seniman Kebangsaan themed ‘Film, Vessel of Unity, Bridge of Harmony’, applied elements of nostalgia by giving appreciation to one of Malaysia’s greatest artists, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee.
Speaking at the event YB Fahmi Fadzil said, “I believe that new equipment combined with our experience of being involved in bigger films will help the film industry technically in Malaysia. Therefore, I see this as a way to develop positively and the ministry must support it.”
Hari Seniman Kebangsaan is celebrated annually on 22 March in conjunction with the birthdate of Tan Sri P Ramlee to commemorate his service and devotion.