Jul 20, 2009

Tun Mahathir immortalised in song

A song is written to commemorate Tun Mahathir's leadership to the development of Malaysia.

KUALA LUMPUR: An album single will soon be released by a local oil and gas support company to commemorate former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s leadership in developing the nation.

The single titled Tun Dr Mahathir, Jasamu Dikenang will feature lyrics written by Octagon Petroleum Technology chairman Dr Nasoha Saabin and performed by local artiste Man Ferow.

Dr Nasoha said the song was composed based on his Terapi Bicara Kendiri (Self Talk Therapy) technique to self-improvement and inculcating positive values.

According to him, the album would be a fresh change from the current pop and rock songs in the market which were “only for entertainment”.

“Songs are a form of therapy and the lyrics are the medicine.

“I want to use the medium of song to build positive thinking and encourage healthy behaviour,” he told a press conference for the soft launch of the tribute single to Dr Mahathir yesterday.

Dr Nasoha, who has written more than 100 songs, said his company had allocated RM100,000 for the project with the aim of building its own studio to produce more “therapeutic” albums.

“Just to produce the single and another album titled Perkahwinan cost us nearly RM70,000,” he said, adding that Dr Mahathir had given his blessing for the single.

Dr Nasoha said the album’s launch would be held at the Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC) on Aug 19.

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