KUALA LUMPUR: Ahmad Ibrahim, also known as Mat London, retained the post of president of the Film Directors’ Association of Malaysia (FDAM) uncontested at the association’s 23rd annual general meeting yesterday.

FDAM, in a statement, said the meeting, held at Auditorium Mini P. Ramlee of the Malaysian National Film Development Corporation (Finas), here, was attended by 48 members .

The election of office bearers for the term 2021-2022, also saw Datuk Zulkeflie M. Osman elected as deputy president, Mohamad Zaini Hassan (Secretariat chief), Saradha Sivalingam (Secretariat deputy chief) Loganathan Kanabaty (treasurer), as well as Roslainur Roslan, Ahmad Hashim, Esma Danial Md Isa and Sofia J. Rhyland, as committee members.

There will be two more post as committee members who will be appointed by the president, it said.

Meanwhile, Ahmad, in his speech, touched on the plight of industry practitioners who were affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

He said he would continue the programme that was started by the previous FDAM Working Council members, including holding discussions with the Malaysian Film Producers Association to coordinate the salary scale for directors.

“FDAM will also work with government agencies and the private sector in further diversifying the sources of income for members and the association.

“FDAM will also organise campaign to get the participation of or young people, namely amateur directors, by holding a special incubation programme with FDAM professional directors,“ he added. — Bernama