KUALA LUMPUR, The Malaysian High Commission in Windhoek, Namibia, hosted its first-ever Malaysian Movie Day Promotion in the Southern African country on Monday, featuring screenings of two acclaimed movies, 'Imam' and 'Mat Kilau,' at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) movie theatre.
The high commission in a statement said the two movies with subtitles in English received much applause from the Namibian spectators since both movies reflect the sense of patriotism and the inculcation of good values.
The statement further highlighted that the movies also exemplify qualities of leadership and the spirit of resistance against oppression, drawing parallels to the ongoing Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation.
"What’s more, it signifies a sense of leadership plus that of the fighting spirit against the oppressor – akin to the current scenario of the Palestinians being oppressed by Israel," the statement read.
During his address at the event, Malaysian Acting High Commissioner in Namibia, Datuk Dr Mohamad Rameez, took the opportunity to shed light on the Palestinian issue and expressed hope that Namibians would mobilise their support for the Palestinian cause.
The event garnered a turnout of over 100 attendees, including notable figures such as Windhoek City Mayor Joseph Uapingene and Namibian Public Service Commission Chairperson Salmaan D Jacobs. Foreign diplomats and 45 students from Limkokwing University Namibia were also in attendance.
The gathering also saw the presence of Malaysian expatriates residing in Namibia, particularly from Windhoek and Luderitz. Currently, there are more than 40 Malaysians living and working in Namibia, predominantly in the oil exploration sector.
In addition to the film screenings, spectators were treated to food baskets filled with delectable Malaysian cuisine, aimed at promoting the country's culinary delights to the local populace.
The High Commission emphasised that this promotion aligns with the cultural and promotional initiatives championed by the Communication and Public Diplomacy Division of Wisma Putra.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency