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A Conversation with Amir Muhammad
Interview by: Benjamin McKay

Endotes:

[1] Literally: New Malay. It was a term made popular by the former Deputy Prime Minister and Prisoner, Anwar Ibrahim

[2] Petronas is the Malaysian national oil and gas corporation and the owners of those distinctive twin towers that are such a feature of the Kuala Lumpur skyline.

[3] Amir Muhammad, Kam Raslan and Sheryll Stothard, Generation: A Collection Of Contemporary Malaysian Ideas, Hikayat Press, Kuala Lumpur 1998.

[4] Tokyo Magic Hour (Dir: Amir Muhammad) 2005., Malaysia/Japan.

[5] Chuck Stephens, ‘Now and For-IFFR’ in Film Comment, New York, Vol.41, No.2, March-April, 2005.

[6] 6Horts (Friday, Mona, Checkpoint, Pangyau, Lost, Kamunting) (Dir: Amir Muhammad), 2002, Malaysia.

[7] Salleh ben Joned, Sajak-Sajak Salleh: Poems Sacred and Profane, Pustaka Cipta, Kuala Lumpur, 2002.

[8] The Internal Security Act or ISA is common to both Singapore and Malaysia and is a legacy of the British colonial period and the fight against communism. People can be detained without charge and interrogated under the ISA for up to 60 days.

[9] Dari Jemapoh Ke Manchestee, (Dir: Hishamuddin Rais), 2001, Malaysia.

[10] Mona is based on the real life case of a notorious murderess.

[11] Mekanik (Dir: Othman Hafsham), 1983, Malaysia.

[12] The Big Durian (Dir: Amir Muhammad), 2003, Malaysia.

[13] The film is a ‘documentary’ with actors that tells the true story of the case of Private Adam who ran amok in KL in 1987. His amok triggered a city-wide panic as rumors circulated that racial riots were taking place. Kuala Lumpur remembers clearly the riots of 1969.

[14] My Beautiful Washing Machine (Dir: James Lee), 2005, Malaysia.

[15] Sepet (Dir: Yasmin Ahmad), 2005, Malaysia.

[16] The Year Of Living Vicariously (Dir: Amir Muhammad), 2005, Malaysia/Indonesia.

[17] Literally: What’s With Indonesia?

[18] Ada Apa Dengan Cinta? (Dir: Rudy Soedjarwo), 2003, Indonesia.

[19] Gie (Dir; Riri Riza) recently released, Indonesia.

[20] Chin Peng, My Side Of History, Media Masters, Singapore, 2003.

[21] UMNO is the United Malays National Organisation, the founding party of independent Malaysia and the leading party in the ruling coalition known as the Barisan Nasional.

[22] Lit: pig.

[23] Can be found in the anthology, Generation: A Collection of Contemporary Ideas.

[24] Bomoh: traditional healer

[25] a highly successful Malaysian singer


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