A poster for Tanda Putera in Kuala Lumpur. The film has stirred racial sentiment over the depiction of the ethnic Chinese minority as the aggressors in the 1969 riots. Photo: AFP
A poster for Tanda Putera in Kuala Lumpur. The film has stirred racial sentiment over the depiction of the ethnic Chinese minority as the aggressors in the 1969 riots. Photo: AFP

'Tanda Putera' film about deadly 1969 riots points finger at Chinese

Movie on deadly 1969 riots portrays the Chinese mainly as shadowy figures who bring mayhem, while Malays show restraint

A poster for Tanda Putera in Kuala Lumpur. The film has stirred racial sentiment over the depiction of the ethnic Chinese minority as the aggressors in the 1969 riots. Photo: AFP
A poster for Tanda Putera in Kuala Lumpur. The film has stirred racial sentiment over the depiction of the ethnic Chinese minority as the aggressors in the 1969 riots. Photo: AFP
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