Maszlee Malik tries his hand in acting via "Taruh"

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30 Oct– Former Education Minister Maszlee Malik surprised many recently when he was revealed to be a part of Cineplus' short film, "Taruh".

The former IIUM lecturer, who appeared in the short film inspired by Netflix's "Squid Game" earlier, stated that the project is just one of the initiatives to give back to the society, especially children with special needs.

"This will be the start of something bigger for the future, and will involve more events and films," he said. "This will also be a learning process for me for a bigger agenda. It has nothing to do with politics, but for education and to produce more talents in Malaysia."

Maszlee Malik: I like different experiences
Maszlee Malik: I like different experiences

As to how he was involved, Maszlee stated, "The producer Ayez Shaukat Fonseka who's also a producer cum actor cum director, invited me and I said okay, as long as I can learn new things, I'm more than ready. Camera is nothing alien to me, and production is nothing new, but this one is going to be totally different."

"Because unlike (past) feature documentaries where I was a presenter and a producer, this time, I'm an actor, even though it's a short movie, it's going to be a totally different experience and I like different experiences," he said.

Other big names who joined the short film include Intan Ladyana, APAC Wrestling superstars like Nor Phoenix Diana, Azwan Serigala, Gotham, Double K, as well as Cineplus' own Aqinna B.

The short film was released on Cineplus Asia's official Facebook page on 28 October. You can watch Taruh Short Film on their Facebook page.

(Photo Source: Cineplus Asia Facebook, Maszlee Malik Instagram)

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