Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tun Dr. Mahathir & Sudirman Arshad- Making History yet again...History Documentary scores highest ratings ever...

(above ) : Tun Dr. Mahathir & Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah

The Mentor & His Legend...

The Documentary Biography, 'Sudirman Arshad' which was aired on the History Channel (Astro Channel 555), on February 20, 2011, at 10.00 pm, made History yet again

It was the highest rated HISTORY CHANNEL show premiering in Malaysia todate. And for the 10-11pm slot on Feb 20 it garned 67% viewership over HISTORY CHANNEL's competitors,

which is huge.

In the overall standings for HISTORY CHANNEL in Asia it was the second highest rated show only losing out to MAHATHIR, ... a 2 Hour Documentary on Malaysia's Longest Serving Prime Minister Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad, ( above )which was shown on HISTORY in 2009.

The ratings for Sudirman premiere won its time slot among all factual channels by a landslide, and rated 5 times higher than its nearest competitor among Astro 25+

It rated as NO.1 factual channel among Astro 4+ for its premiere on 20 Feb.

All Credit should go to the following people, who very quietly worked dedicatedly and tirelessly behind the scenes:

1. GERARD BENEDICT, Producer, Code Computer Design Sdn Bhd, without whom this would never have had happened...

2. HARJIT KAUR, Assistant Producer

3. HAFI PUDIN ABDUL MALEK...whose creative graphics at the Post Production level,added much to the overall look and feel of this world class production...and not forgetting the rest of the team at Code Computer Design.


5. HISTORY Channel

6. CHRIS HUMPHREY – Executive Producer, AETN All Asia Networks

7. FINAS (National Film Development Corporation Malaysia )

8. Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture Malaysia

9. LOUIS BOSWELL - General Manager of AETN All Asia Networks

10. YAP LU YI & ROSANNE LO of AETN All Asia Networks


12. All the Media who came and covered the Media Event, from the Editors, Journalists, Bloggers

13. ARCIS Communications, Michele & Berenice...

14. Datin Rudiah Arshad

15. Razman "Atai" Azrai Zainudin

16. All those who were interviewed, Mrs. Beh, Michael Veerapen, Jenny Chin, Fauzi Marzuki, Joanne Ng, Habsah Hassan, Saodah Ismail, Bahyah Mahmud, Cynthia Chen, Khoo Ai Chien, Mohd Azhar, Simon Napier Bell, Jack Nadarajah,Patrick Yeoh.

17. and last but not least the fans, Mohd Azhar, Ramlan Isa, Nurma Ahmad, Mohd Hafizan, Maznah Abdul Ghani, and so many more who keep Sudirman's legacy and Spirit alive...

The Documentary Biography, 'Sudirman Arshad' will be aired on the History Channel (Astro Channel 555), on the following dates :

There will be subtitles in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese.

26 February: 12pm

27 February: 10am

1 March 7.00pm

11 March 11.00pm and

13 March 7.00pm.

For other repeats, please go to :

Albert Einstein - IMAGINATION is more important than Knowledge...


“We do not need magic to change the world.

We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”

– J. K. Rowling


Getting the rights to do the movie Gorillas in the Mist was a race between Warner Bros. and Universal Pictures.

(Howard Peter Guber (born March 2, 1942 in Newton, Massachusetts) is an American film producer and executive. Chairman and CEO of Mandalay Entertainment )

No one thought I was going to win—what with Mike Ovitz and his clout.

So I decided to tell my story to the gorillas.

I flew to Africa and met with the gorillas, and I made a deal with the people there that I would control the space where the gorillas lived.

You have to sell whatever you do on emotion.

As a result, I was able to make that film.


“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.”

-Edgar Allen Poe


The imagination, give it the least license, dives deeper and soars higher than Nature goes.”

-Henry David Thoreau


India’s cell-phone market has become one of the world’s largest, creating new possibilities for

many of the country’s rural poor.




In spite of state censorship and monitoring, China’s Internet community is booming, with 30% of its population now online.

2000: 22 MILLION

2010: 420 MILLION


Monday, February 21, 2011

Michael Jackson & Lady Gaga....ROSLAN AZIZ -Terima Kasih Cinta...The Musical & SUDIRMAN...Glee & Elvis...The World's one Blog Post.......

***Michael Jackson’s estate has generated $310 million in revenue from album sales, a film, merchandising and
other products since the “Thriller” singer died in 2009, according to court papers filed on Thursday.

His estate’s administrators have used $159 million to pay down the pop star’s debt, which when Jackson died amounted to more than $400 million, court records show.

Below : ( Michael Jackson in Kuala Lumpur, 1996, during the
History World Tour )


All of a sudden, it’s hard to be Lady Gaga. Since bursting onto the music scene in 2008, the artist born Stefani Germanotta has achieved that rare alchemy of massive commercial success combined with highbrow fascination (albeit grudging fascination.)

Standing almost alone amidst an imploding music industry, she has sold over

55 million albums in the past three years and racked up 340 million views on the avant-garde themed video for her song “Bad Romance.” Considerations of the meaning of Gaga littered the landscape, and her eclectic stew of references had many a university cultural studies department working overtime.


***Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way ” made music history on Wednesday by going straight to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart to become the 1,000th top song in the list’s 52-year history.

“It is a tremendous honor,” Gaga tells Billboard of the milestone. “To be the 1000th No. 1 on Billboard…I would be silly not to say this is the greatest honor of my career.”

Terima Kasih Cinta...The Musical.....ONE reason to go watch.....

ROSLAN AZIZ- Musical Director....

( The World's BEST Unknown ((at least not yet...))

Music Producer... & Asia's Best Kept Secret....)

But Then, of course, the other reason to go watch is producer, Boudeng Edruce....

Boudeng & Roslan, were and still are a POTENT, Lethal and Successful partnership...

In the late 80's & early 90's they were responsible for RAP ( Roslan Aziz Productions ) a local Record Label and Artist Management Firm that turned the whole Industry upside down and charted their own way by developing virtual unknowns like Sheila Majid, Zainal, Amir Yusof, Zubir Ali and many more into the household names that they are now...and of course, who could forget that Timeless IKHLAS Concert, held on Christmas Day, 25 December 1992.

RAP was the First Local Record Label bought over by Warner Music and the rest they History....

TERIMA KASIH CINTA opens this Saturday, 19th Feb 2011 until 6th March 2011. Tickets from RM30 – RM300.

For more info, go to

SUDIRMAN....ASIA'S BEST....( still is and always will be... )

19 years since his body left us, but His Spirit still and will forever live on....Al-Fatihah & May Almighty GOD Bless his soul...

( Below : Atai, Sudirman & Mr. Dunn at Royal Albert Hall, London, March 1989 )

( Above : Sudirman & Mr. Dunn on Stage...during the Charlie Chaplin Act, Royal Albert Hall, London, Mach 1989 )

*The cast of TV musical comedy “Glee” has beaten the record set by Elvis Presley for the most single entries on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, Billboard said on Wednesday.

With six new songs making their debut on the singles chart this week, the young cast of “Glee” has notched up 113 entries on the Hot 100 — less than two years after the show made its debut in 2009. Presley has 108 entries on the chart since it was started in 1958, Billboard said. The King’s hit-making career predates the launch of the Hot 100 by about two years.


“I know in my heart that man is good.

That what is right will always eventually triumph.

And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.”

-Ronald Reagan


Democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man.”

-Ronald Reagan.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sudirman - Asia's BEST Performer - Media Event, Thursday, 10 Feb 2011, Smoke & Fire, Level 6, The Gardens Midvalley

From left to right :Producer, Gerard Benedict ; AETN General Manager, Louis Boswell; Finas Director General, Mohd Mahyidin Mustakim; Sudirman's Dancer and Former Miss Malaysia, Joanne Ng; Legendary Music Impressario & Wham Manager, Simon Napier Bell; Journalist, Saodah Ismail; Sudirman's Sister, Datin Rudiah Arshad;Former EMI Malaysia Managing Director, Mrs Beh Suat Pheng; RTM Producer, Jack Nadarajah; Sudirman's Nephew, Razman"Atai"Azraai; One of Sudirman's Biggest and most loyal fan's Mohd Azhar Md Isa; and dani'el dharanee kannan

Above : Datin Rudiah Arshad & Journalist Fauziah Abd Samad

Above : Razman " Atai " Azraai carrying his biggest blessing, daughter Mira

Below : Harjit Kaur, Assistant Producer and Fan Azhar

Above : Specialist Writer Dennis Chua & dani'el d. k.

Below : dani'el d.k. and Louis Boswell ( background ) and Rentak Sejuta's Journalist, Kumar ( foreground )

Above : FINAS Director General, Mohd Mahyidin Mustakim saying a few words...

Below : Band TILU, performing....

Above : Film Director " Kami" and Playwright, Patrick Yeoh

Below, left - right : Journalist, Saodah Ismail; RTM Producer Jack Nadarajah; dani'el d.k; Producer Gerard Benedict; Impressario Simon Napier Bell & AETN GM, Louis Boswell.

Above : dani'el d.k & Simon Napier Bell

Below : Banner

Above : dani'el d.k; Ashraf Dahari, one of Sudirman's most loyal photographers; and Pat Danker, dani'el's wife

The Documentary Biography, 'Sudirman Arshad' will be aired on the History Channel (Astro Channel 555), on February 20, 2011, at 10.00 pm.

There will be subtitles in Bahasa Malaysia and Chinese.

There will be the following Repeats ;

Feb 22 (11.00pm),

Feb 23 (9.00pm),

1 March (7.00pm),

11 March (11.00pm) and

13 March (7.00pm).

For other repeats, please go to :

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Media Event - Sudirman Arshad- Making HISTORY...

The HISTORY Channel, in collaboration with,

Kementerian Penerangan, Kommunikasi & Kebudayaan ( Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture ),

FINAS ( National Film Development Corporation Malaysia ) and

are organising a Media Event to promote Sudirman Arshad, "One of Malaysia's most prolific performers", scheduled to be aired from the 20th of February 2011 onwards, on History Channel ( Astro Channel 555 ).
Sudirman Arshad- The Documentary, was first aired on the BIO Channel on the 20th of December 2010.
Initial audience reviews ranged from, " highly emotive...," "touches the heart...," " i cried...," " i never knew that he did so much...," " we truly lost a Icon..." to " the show was too short, it should have been longer...", "where was his favorite nephew, atai ?"
It is heartening to note that History ( formerly known as
The History Channel ) an international satellite and cable TV channel that broadcasts programs regarding historical events and persons.

The channel is owned by A&E Television Networks, a joint venture of Hearst Corporation, Disney-ABC Television Group (The Walt Disney Company), and NBC Universal (General Electric), and operates, in various forms, in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, Ireland, Israel, Spain, Poland, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Romania and Latin America.

The network was also available in South Asia under a deal between STAR TV and AETN International until November 21, 2008. The channel has consistently produced prime time ratings in the U.S. comparable to or higher than the A&E Network itself.

On February 16, 2008, a new logo was launched on the flagship American network. While keeping their trademark "H", the triangle shape on the left acts as a play button for animation and fly-outs during commercials and shows. On March 20, 2008, The History Channel dropped the "The" and "Channel" parts of its name to become simply "History".

May we hope that many more Malaysians will make History......

and like what Michael Jackson sang about.....Every day create your History....

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

ASIA's BEST - SUDIRMAN ARSHAD makes History again on History Channel Asia.....

Asia's Best Entertainer.., the late Sudirman Arshad, winner of the Salem Asian Music Awards at the Royal Albert Hall, London, March 1989, and whose documentary was shown on the BIO Channel Asia, ( channel 731 on Astro )late December 2010, will now be telecast on the History Channel Asia ( channel 555 on Astro ) from 20th February 2011 onwards, and is expected to reach a wider audience.

Sudirman Arshad, The Documentary, was produced by former TV 3 Newscaster, Gerard Benedict, who first proposed the idea to BIO Channels' representatives in New York last year.

According to reliable sources, Gerard's pitch to the BIO reps were, " Would you like to do a Documentary on an Asian Singer who drew 100,000 fans in an Open air concert in the 80's on one of Kuala Lumpur's Busiest streets...
, and the immediate reply and answer was a definite "YES"...and the BIO channel's representative's rationale was that..." whoever that can pull in an audience of a 100,000 is definitely worthy of Documentation, and like they say....the rest is HISTORY.....

A Press conference to announce this will be held soon and family, colleagues and friends of the late Entertainer, are expected to attend.

Among those who are invited and expected to attend are Legendary Music Manager / Impressario..., Simon Napier Bell ( above )..., who together with Donovan, were the Organisers of the event in London.

Simon Napier Bell, was largely responsible for taking talented British Duo, George Michael and Andrew Ridgely, also known as Wham !, from being Britain's Pop Duo into the Global phenomenon that they had become, when he arranged for Wham ! to perform in China, way back in April 1985, the first Western or any foreign act to have done so.

Local personalities also expected to attend are Musician / Musical Director, Michael Veerapen.., Jenny Chin, Fauzi Marzuki, Lyricist Habsah Hassan, Journalist Bahyah Mahmud and Film Director Patrick Yeoh amongst others.

Sudirman Arshad, regarded by many as Asia's answer to the likes of
Michael Jackson and Sammy Davis Jnr, passed away on 22nd February 1992 but many of his fans remain devoted and loyal to him.

Sudirman, was a gifted and versatile talent, among which was as an Entertainer /Singer/Performer/Actor/Portrait Artist/Author/Cartoonist / Script writer / Composer / Lyricist / Entrepreneur / Philantropist / Humanitarian / Lawyer, amongst others.

May SUDIRMAN''s Legacy continue to live on...

the Human ear....LISTEN & Hear....


The human ear is most sensitive to frequencies of 1000-4000 hertz, though young ears can hear 20-20,000 hertz.