Kuching (October 14, 1972) - The head of the Crimes Branch in Sarawak, Supt Ali Kawi, told the Parliamentary Select Committee on Controversial Films, sitting here that people can gain inspiration to become "good and important figures" after seeing heroes in sword and gun-fighting films.
He said he had been going to "so called violence films" for 28 years since he was 10 years old. He considered such films were not a bad influence.
It was hard to say if they were a bad influence on gangsters "because they have been fighting so long, although they are not as well organised as in West Malaysia".
Even if they were influence on gangsters, there was little effect. Police could not detain them without trail under the Prevention of Crime Ordinance.
He noticed no tendency for children to become bad after seeing such films. Police received no reports of children being beaten up.
He could safely say that none of the cases of voluntarily causing hurt or causing affrays had any relation to the influence of films.--Courtesy of Borneo Bulletin