The Star, Saturday June 10, 2006
on Dr Suns ties with Penang
historical ties between Chinese nationalist Dr Sun Yat-Sen and
Penang will take centre stage in a movie that is expected to begin
shooting here in August.
film producer Goh Mai Loon said the movie funded by foreign investors
would involve international stars from China, Taiwan and Malaysia.
will leave it to the investors to disclose their names and the
movies title later.
photo of Chinese leader
actors will also comprise Malays and Indians as we need to depict
a multiracial Penang, she said in an interview.
said the movie would be an eye opener to many, especially Malaysians,
who may not know the decisive role Penang had played in changing
the history of China.
said Penang was chosen as the operations base by the Father of
Modern China for his successful Wuchang Uprising which led to
the liberation of China in 1911.
will dramatise the emotional moment when Dr Sun shed tears when
begging his supporters here to help finance his revolutionary
cause for the last time after nine unsuccessful uprisings.
total of 8,000 Malayan dollars was raised on the spot. A key contributor
Goh Say Eng had actually sold off his house to fund Dr Suns
cause, she added.
also said the movie would centre around the romance between Dr
Sun and his second wife, Chen Cui Fen, who shared his vision to
overthrow the Qing Dynasty.
brainy beauty was his faithful companion, lover, confidante and
bomb maker. She even smuggled guns and secret messages to him
here, she added.