2017 Saving Malaysia


Directors/Pengarah: Sheridan Mahavera
Year/Tahun: 2017
Duration/Masa: 30 mins
Language/Bahasa: English
Subtitles/Sarikata: Bahasa Malaysia

Malaysia is in crisis. Its ruling regime Barisan Nasional (BN) has been implicated in a worldwide corruption scandal and its people are being squeezed by higher living costs. A political coalition has emerged that wants to ‘Save Malaysia’ from that regime and it wants Malaysians to vote for it in the 14th general election. The coalition, Pakatan Harapan, is filled with former political enemies – Dr Mahathir Mohamad and Anwar Ibrahim. Dr Mahathir is blamed for destroying Malaysia’s democracy. Dr Mahathir’s party Bersatu is filled with people who cemented BN’s power. Bersatu leaders are now working with people from PKR, DAP and Amanah, people they had once harassed, suppressed and jailed. This film explores whether this coalition can actually work? Can they be trusted to replace an even worse regime? What assurances do Malaysians have PH will not get another dictatorship under a different name? What guarantees do we have that this movement will truly ‘Save Malaysia’?