4 Sep – Starting next year, film screenings and singing the Malaysian national anthem beforehand will take place for a whole month in all Malaysian movie theatres.
"This extended time will be taking place in the year 2014 after we work to make it more organised. The initiative we had made this year was just a trial, which is why it was just for a week," explains Minister of Communication and Multimedia, Datuk Seri Ahmad Shabery Cheek.
"All movie theatres will also play the national anthem on 16 September this year for Malaysia Day."
Previously, more than 700 cinemas nationwide played two Merdeka (Independence Day) promotions and the national anthem prior to the screening of movies in line with the 56th Merdeka celebrations. The programme began on 28 August and ended on 4 September.