Film screening: The Great Gamble on the Mekong


Aliran is screening this film at its office on Tuesday, 9 December.

The Great Gamble on the Mekong
The Great Gamble on the Mekong

To get to the Aliran office, see Google Map here.

READ MORE:  'George Town looked as if someone had poured teh tarik over it'
Please help to support this blog if you can.

Read the commenting guidlelines for this blog.


  1. do not dam the mekong, let the river live and serve the people in those country . If it is damed the long term effect will very great, Governments in those should consider and not looking at short term goal and benefiting the politicians.

  2. Anil,

    Will the new epic movie EXODUS: GODS AND KINGS be banned in Malaysia because of its depiction of Moses a.k.a. Nabi Musa?

    The trailer of this movie (is on Youtube).

    • “Exodus: Gods and Kings” may have been banned from being released in Malaysia, not a surprise anyway considering how Noah was banned earlier this year for its fictional depiction of the titular prophet.

      Directed and co-written by Ridley Scott (Prometheus, Gladiator, Alien, Blade Runner), Exodus: Gods and Kings is a biblical epic film that stars Christian Bale (popularly known for Batman in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy) as Moses, the prophet who leads the exodus of slaved Hebrews from Egypt and the Pharaoh, Ramesses II, played by Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby, Zero Dark Thirty). Film also features Aaron Paul (Need For Speed, Breaking Bad TV series), Ben Kingsley (Iron Man 3, Schindler’s List, Gandhi) and Sigourney Weaver (Cabin in the Woods, Ghostbusters, Alien films) for the supporting roles.

    • Moses and God are no match for the might of Malaysia film censorship board.
      Looks like we have to rely on … DVD to watch this movie.

  3. Unfortunately FINAS could not promote good movies like this but wasting money on those locally-made movies that have no substance.

  4. Will Najib to become chairman for ASEAN speaks out for the plight of Mekong people at expense of commercialization from dam building ?

    We doubt so as Najib speaks of human rights and moderation on world stage but fails to execute them at home.

    UN said that Malaysia had not adopted only 3 of the of the nine core UN human rights conventions and remains silent on civil and political rights, refugees, elimination of racial discrimination, against torture and on the rights of migrant workers.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here