Archive for category: Malaysia

/ 05/29/2012 3:18 PM

Drug mules share their story (New Strait Times)

Viewers get a first-hand account from women who have been tricked into smuggling in the documentary, “Malaysian Drug Mules” WHEN Rosna Shariff, 43, was offered US$60,000 (RM186,750) to pick up “important documents” from Peru, she thought she had found her dream job. Without hesitation, the mother of three quickly accepted the offer. When she entered Peru’s international airport, her luggage [...]

/ 04/21/2012 11:29 PM

National Geographic Channel focus again on Malaysian Tourism

Fox International Channels is teaming up again with the Malaysian Tourism Promotion Board to showcase the country’s attractions via National Geographic Channel. “Malaysian Journey: Rainforest”, will be presented by Hollywood star and martial artist Jason Scott Lee. Launching on April 21 on National Geographic Channel’s global network, this year’s installment will focus on Malaysia’s famous rainforest regions. This special comes [...]

/ 02/09/2012 5:30 PM

6 doc projects will be presented at Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum 2012

For the first time since its creation, in 2007, the Hong Kong Asia Film Financing Forum will open its platform to the documentary. Among the 32 film projects which have been selected, 6 are documentaries from 10  countries (Armenia, Czech Republic, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Slovakia, UK, Thaland). . Elephant Soldiers (Armenia) Directors: Vardan HOVHANNISYAN, Inna SAHAKYAN Producers: [...]

/ 09/30/2011 10:49 PM

The Asian Pitch 2011 picks three projects from India, Malaysia and South Korea

Three Asian directors will have their documentary projects commissioned by three of the region’s public broadcasters through this year’s Asian Pitch. The Asian Pitch sees public broadcasters Japan’s NHK, Singapore’s MediaCorp and Korea’s KBS provide full funding to directors who live and work in Asia to produce films about the region. The three projects are “Shepherds of Paradise” from India’s Raja [...]

/ 07/01/2011 10:37 PM

Discovery Takes HD Service to Malaysia (

SINGAPORE: Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific has clinched a carriage deal for its Discovery HD World network with Malaysian platform Astro. By Mansha Daswani In World Screen (July 1, 2011) The deal brings the channel to the Astro B.yond package and to Astro’s B.yond IPTV offering. The lineup on the channel includes The World From Above, Ultimate Power Builders and Elizabeth 1: [...]