‘Paskal The Movie” is the highest rated Malaysian movie, 9.2 on IMDb

Malaysians just got over the high of the success of Hantu Kak Limah. Now, we just got news that Paskal The Movie has just got a really high rating of 9.2 out of 10 stars on IMDb (Internet Movie Database).

The Malaysian movie that was directed by Adrian Teh made history by becoming the first local movie to have obtained a very high rating on IMDb. Paskal The Movie, with a budget of RM10 million, is said to be the most expensive local film ever produced.

Paskal or the RMN’s Pasukan Khas Laut, which was formed on Oct 1, 1982, is the Navy Special Warfare Force which involves in multi-functional special operations, including guerrilla warfare, counter-guerrilla warfare, counter-terrorism, hostage rescue and other specialised missions. It focuses on the force’s anti-piracy missions in the Gulf of Aden and the Sulu Sea, as well as its peacekeeping missions in Angola, and is based on the experiences of its commander, First Admiral Anuar Alias. The film details two actual incidents involving Paskal – the United Nations Angola Verifica­tion Mission II (Univem II) in 1998 and the rescue of hostages from the MV Bunga Laurel, which was hijacked by Somalian pirates in 2011.

It was reported that the film collected RM2 million on its opening night, RM7.5 million after four days and RM22 million in 18 days.


According to RojakDaily, Adrian Teh, the director of Paskal stated that there would be a sequel to Paskal The Movie.

“I will definitely do it (direct a sequel) but maybe not as my next project. I got some other stories in mind that I wanna tell too. I’m giving this title a break and will probably back again maybe in two years’ time,” stated Adrian


MARKETING’s CMO Conference Returns with a Stellar Line-Up

Last year’s sold out conference is back! BIGGER, BETTER and with a NEW awards show to celebrate Malaysia’s best marketers.
Now in its 7th year, the Chief Marketing Officers Conference is a gathering of trailblazers in the Malaysian Marketing sphere.
With a bold yet relevant theme of ‘Goodbye Marketing, Hello Engagement’ this year’s conference will bring you up to speed with what’s going on in the Malaysian marketplace.

The change makers who will take the stage on the 16th of November include:

• Damien Crittenden, VP Client Strategy, Xaxis
• Ben Mahmud, Head Strategy, Business Dev, Petronas Dagangan Bhd
• Dato’ Dr.Hussamuddin Hj. Yaacub, Chairman CEO & Group MD, Karangkraf Media Group
• Lim Imun, General Manager-Marketing Munchworld
• Juliana Chua, GM of Marketing, Pavilion KL
• Tai Kam Leong, Head of Branding & Partnership, Maxis
• Rishi Pahwa, Head of Marketing, Wipro Ginvera Marketing Ent Sdn Bhd
• Schrene Goh, Head of Marketing (Global Market) Malaysia Airlines
• Kenny Wong, CMO Sunrise Berhad ….and more!

The 7th Malaysian CMO Conference & Awards
Date:16th November 2018
Venue: The Grand Ballroom, Sime Darby Convention Centre

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30th June 2024

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11th – 12th July 2024 (Malaysia)


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