Malaysia, Indonesia plan to renew the MoU in the field of communication, forge film cooperation
JAKARTA: The Ministry of Communications and Multimedia (K-KOMM) plans to renew the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) related to information and communication between Malaysia and Indonesia in addition to establishing cooperation in the field of film.
Its minister Tan Sri Annuar Musa said the MoU, which was last signed in 1984, should be able to be renewed in line with current developments in the field of communication and creative industries.
“I am very happy because the Minister (Indonesian Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Salahuddin) will visit Malaysia in October and God willing, we will have enough time to bring the memorandum to the Cabinet,” he said in a press conference with Sandiaga today.
Annuar, who is on a working visit here, was accompanied by the Chargé d’Affaires of the Malaysian Embassy Adlan Mohd Shaffieq, the Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) Professor Dr Md Nasir Ibrahim and K-KOMM International Division Secretary Mano Verabathan.
He said in the field of film, Malaysia and Indonesia will encourage film production cooperation through the Film Production Incentive in Malaysia (FIMI) thus taking the opportunity of the film market in languages based on Malay and Indonesian.
FIMI is the government’s effort to attract investors in film and television production to carry out film activities in Malaysia.
Annuar also welcomed Indonesia’s initiative to organize an international conference involving third world countries to discuss the creative economy this October in Bali.
Sandiaga said his side would make a return visit to Malaysia to realize the things that had been discussed.
“We (also) hope to expand cooperation and create jobs in the creative economy sector,” he said.
source – BERNAMA