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PETRONAS Releases 'Rai' in Celebration of National Day and Malaysia Day

2023 Media Release - 21 Aug

KUALA LUMPUR, 21 August 2023 - PETRONAS has released its National Day and Malaysia Day film titled ‘Rai’ – a story depicting the spirit of friendship and unity, bound by iconic songs of yesteryears.

Set in 1986, the film follows Amri and his friend, Maniam, who have moved to Kuala Lumpur to fulfil their duties as PETRONAS employees. 

This exciting relocation sees the two friends participate in the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) conference which coincides at the same time and place with the late Sudirman Haji Arshad’s momentous public concert in Chow Kit. There, Amir falls in love at first sight with Su Lin, a dance performer for the concert. However, an unexpected course of events changes the trajectories of their lives.

PETRONAS General Manager of Group Strategic Relations and Communications, M. Fazli Ibrahim said, “Our National Day and Malaysia Day film is inspired by the nostalgia and melody that continue to unite people across generations and cultures in Malaysia. Embodying the festive theme for 2023, ‘Roots of Our Future’, this film centres on the shared history and heritage which have united Malaysians throughout the years.

“We are also pleased to launch this film in conjunction with PETRONAS’ 49th Anniversary. For us, this nearly five-decade milestone shares the same spirit as the National Day and Malaysia Day film, where past success lays the foundation for future progress,” he added.

The film also features the song ‘Warisan’ by Sudirman, courtesy of Sony and Universal Music.

Watch ‘Rai’ with family and friends on PETRONAS’ Facebook page and YouTube channel from 21 August.

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