Mukhsin was one of Ahmad’s most popular films in Malaysia; this is because of a tale of the innocence of first love and its sentimental description of youth. This film explores the delicate, indeterminate love story between two children in Malaysia. Orked (Sharifah Aryana) an independent 10 year girl living with her musician father and British-educated mother. In summer vacation, she befriends a newcomer Mukhsin (Mohd Syafie Naswip), a 12-year boy from a troubled home who has come to stay with her aunt. The tomboyish Orked is uneasy among girls of her age and prefers to play with boys. When Mukhsin arrived in the village, she relented to include her in her boy games. Their friendship deepened as the school holiday progressed. Pangs of first love begin to grow that both had no idea how to react to, leading to confusion since none of them had an idea how to react to the pangs of first love that were growing. Confused and bemused, a misunderstanding arose between them making Orked stop talking to Mukhsin until the last day of the school holiday when he had to return to his parent’s home.
Orked’s love of Jason in Sepet
FAM AI Amin reviews Sepet as mixed romance film between a Malaysian girl, Orked, with a target in Chinese flicks including a youthful Chinese person called Jason who is a night vendor of those entertainment disks in Ipoh marketplace. Jason’s background is not well off, but dependents on well-wishers. His father is obnoxious and the mother is not submissive to despite the many instances of second chance given. On the other hand, Orked family history is loaded despite being of s middle class level. Her parents are so helpful to her and even encouraged the relationship she had with Jason after being informed by one of their worker. Their association has been flourishing each day and the meet frequently in many places such as restaurants, and fast food sells outlets. In an interesting twist, Orked went to meet Jason in a Chinese coffee outlet where Jason and his colleague’s welcomed her cordially.
There are sensitive debates between the young people about how Chinese and Malaysians see each other in this extract. The plot in this extract has been highly acted I a maner that Jason and his friend are so fond of each other yet Jason is being pursued by some other girl interested in him and he gets her pregnant, thus causing a misunderstanding in the relationship. This led to Oarked ending their relationship. Orked ultimately wins a scholarship to study in London. She leaves for the airport, without communicating with Jason. Jason concurrently is heading for the airport on his motor scooter, with the hope of at least of seeing her there. Orked decides to call him on her headphone, with the encouragement of her mother. The film ends at a point where Jason if found in a state he could identify himself on the road. He had an injury in his head and Orked conversing with Jason’s voice in her headphone, reassuring her that they will meet someday in the future. It is only Yasmin who knows is Jason died. Yasmin Ahmad shows that Orked loved Jason more than Mukhsin, it is because in Mukhsin, she was still very young and did not know how to deal with the feelings. However, in Sepet, we are shown that she could try anything just to be with Jason and when Jason was involved in the accident, she kept reassuring herself that they would one day meet in the future.
Act of killing
This event led to imagination of the people involved who gave adequate information on identification of several mass killers. The Act of Killing is a documentary from writer-director Joshua Oppenheimer who sets out to expose several of the "evil-doers" behind the mass killings in Indonesia, the years 1965-66. The movie starts and we are able to identify Anwar Congo, a mastermind person in such killings. Anwar with his colleagues were able and to some extent, forced by Oppenheimer, to make a movie about the events from 65-66, to make sure everyone knows what happened, including how exactly these killings were performed. The Act of Killing centers on the real life undertakings of people who were always contracted to kill communalists when on purge, referred as “surreal”.
Efforts to locate a unifying process started immediately after Suharto was taken down towards the end of 90s, though it came from one side of divide. This idea was initiated by those who had made out of it and the youthful individuals especially the religious members, who were loyal and focused on removal of such forms of dictatorship. The people who served in the military, and those who were associated with the killings that took place, did not give any sign of interest as expected. The rulings head of state gave an indication that, he does not consider the past as a means of revenge, but to put in place policies ending such cowardice killings. This came at a time that the nation knows that his father in law had been the mastermind behind these outrageous killings in the past. The undertakings of the military personel, on a sad note, have not been highlighted in this movie, ‘Act of the Killing.’
The book focuses on the Dutch colonization of Java, how the occupation corrupted the native Javanese leaders and oppressed the people. Multatuli discusses this in his book, Max Havelaar, an authorized employee-Dutch, in a minor location of Java. Havelaar, noticed all dirty undertakings in form of corruption occurring in his place of work and decides to intervene due to his honest and generous nature. Unfortunately, this decision led to his eventual mockery and poverty. The book does link the Dutch officials in corrupt colonization practice, but accuses the western colonizers act as enablers for native chiefs, as they give them an official sanction to oppress and exploit their own people. The Dutch government had introduced some policies, which authorized the Indonesian farmers to grow a quota of commercial tradable crops like sugar and coffee, instead of growing staple foods. A tax collection system was instigated where the collecting agents were paid by commission. These two policies caused a widespread of power abuse in the Java islands. These resulted to widespread starvation and poverty among the farmers. Multatuli as a protest against these colonial policies wrote Max Havelaar. The aim was to seek rehabilitation from the government, and help raise awareness in Europe. This awareness eventually led to the formation of the Ethical Policy whereby the Dutch colonial government attempted to repay their debt to their colonial subjects (Lawrence and Roy 34).
Lawrence, D. H., and Roy Edwards. Max Havelaar: or, The coffee auctions of the Dutch Trading
Company. Leyden: Sijthoff, 1967. Print.