9 Nov - The Director General of the National Film Development Corporation of Malaysia (FINAS) Dato' Kamil Othman bids farewell as he ends his two year term today.
In a formal statement released by FINAS today, Dato' Kamil expressed his gratitude and the support he has received from the Communications and Multimedia Minister YB Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak, the FINAS body, and all those from the industry as well as industry followers who had supported his tenure.
"Alhamdulillah, I hope that each plan, strategy, investment, direction, mechanism and aspirations that I had planted as the Director General of FINAS will bear the fruits of success in order for the industry to grow in terms of progress and quality."
He also added that he is confident that all he has implemented so far with FINAS would contribute to the nation's economy.
He also stressed the branding of FINAS on an international level, which he says has to be continually represented in the long run.
For his parting words Dato' Kamil said, "I am ready to keep contributing and sharing my experience towards the betterment of the industry and I will continue to love it until the end of my days."
Previously members of the industry and the media had expressed their support towards extending Dato' Kamil's tenure as Director General, praising his tenacity and implementations which brought a positive change to the industry.
A petition was even started to get YB Datuk Seri Dr Salleh Said Keruak to extend Dato' Kamil's tenure with FINAS.
As of now it has not been announced yet on who will be taking over the post of FINAS' Director General.