Sarawak film ‘Raya Emas: Salako Sacred Treasure’ to hit cinemas on Malaysia Day (Sept 16)

Abdul Karim (ninth left) with the 'Raya Emas: Salako Sacred Treasure' production crew at Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant, Kuching on Feb 20, 2024.

By Shikin Louis

KUCHING, Feb 20: A Sarawak film titled ‘Raya Emas: Salako Sacred Treasure’ which showcases the culture of the Salako people is set to hit the big screens on Malaysia Day (Sept 16) this year.

Minister of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts (MTCP) Dato Sri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah said every frame of the movie was shot in Sarawak with 80 per cent of the filming process taking place in Lundu area.

“With its stunning natural beauty and captivating landscapes, Lundu will definitely captivate audiences and make them yearn to come over and experience the beautiful Lundu.

“Thus, we congratulate the movie producers for their work of art and passion that bear testament to their unwavering commitment and dedication to Sarawak,” he said during the film’s press conference at Borneo Cultures Museum here today.

From left: Voon, Abdul Karim, Niponi and Robert photographed during ‘Raya Emas: Salako Sacred Treasure’ press conference held at Borneo Cultures Museum Restaurant, Kuching on Feb 20, 2024.

Meanwhile, the ‘Raya Emas: Salako Sacred Treasure’ executive producer Winson Voon said the action film tells the story of a magic flower that has the power to grant its guardian’s wishes.

Supported by the Sarawak government through MTCP, the filming has concluded in January and is currently under post-production stage.

The film was directed by Chan Wai Cheang and stars Ahirine Ahirudin, Melissa Francis, Dunstun Luther, Daniel Ackeem, Willy Alfred Ting, Wahad Daszz Hairaf, Yahaya Rosli, Mohamad Aliff Firdaus, Rushdi Mornie, Marc Benji, Ozza, Ika Putri and Ernie Dorris.

Also present during the press conference were political secretary to the Sarawak Premier, Niponi Undek, and Rara Salako Association (Perasa) president Robert Umping. — DayakDaily