By Rosli Abidin Yahya
Two Malaysian stars - Accapan and Mosly Ramlee - entertained the crowd at the Mukim Kianggeh's Night of Excellence last night as emcees performing comical sketches including singing with local performers at the event organised by Majlis Perundingan Mukim Kianggeh, as part of His Majesty's 60th birthday celebrations.
Accapan thanked his fans here who have not forgotten him even though he has not been to Brunei Darussalam for three solid years.
Born Chandran a/l Rethinam on Jan 27, 1958, in Parit Buntar, Perak, Accapan has just completed filming his 25th film entitled Cinta Terakhir (The Last Love) which will be screened in Malaysia and Brunei this October.
However, fans can see him every Thursday on Malaysian television channel RTM1 acting in a 26-episode sitcom Pak Tam Masuk Condo (Pak Tam Stays in a Condominium).
Accapan said Malaysian films are getting better in terms of quality especially after being advised by the Malaysian Minister of Information, Datuk Zainuddin Maidin, who urged producers to go for excellence.
"It will not be long when we will see Malaysian films on the same par with Hollywood and Hong Kong productions," he said confidently.
Meanwhile, Mosly Ramlee started singing P Ramlee songs since 1996 when fans told him that he could speak and sing like the Malaysian legendary star, the late Tan Sri P Ramlee.
"I have received offers to sing in private functions, three of which were in Brunei, just to sing P Ramlee songs. I will be here in August for another private function," he said.
Mosly, 39, said his dream is to sing a special song in front of His Majesty.
Meanwhile, Anita, a Malaysian singer from Limbang, also arrived in Brunei Thursday evening. Anita gained fame after singing a duet with Bob AF2.
- Borneo Bulletin
(29th July 2006)