Shopee, Finas forge partnership in celebration of National Day, Malaysia Day


KUALA LUMPUR – Shopee and the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (Finas) have formed a unique partnership in celebration of National Day and Malaysia Day.

Shopee, in a statement today said through a series of initiatives, the collaboration aims to inculcate a deeper sense of love and appreciation for the country and promote unity as the nation celebrates another year of independence amidst the pandemic.

It said the partnership kickstarts with the ‘Dari Merdeka ke Malaysia’ screenings, where a series of historical documentaries which portrayed the journey of the country towards independence, and the formation of Malaysia together with the rich heritage and culture of Malaysians will be livestreamed on Shopee Live at 9.30 pm on Aug 30 and 31 and Sept 6, 7, 13, 14 and 16.

Shoppe chief operating officer, Terence Pang said they are humbled to be working with Finas and given the opportunity to livestream documentaries that detail the historical fabric of Malaysia.

“Ultimately, ‘Dari Merdeka ke Malaysia’ seeks to display what matters most – unity and perseverance, especially in these tough times. Shopee looks forward to celebrating Merdeka and Malaysia Day with all Malaysians,” he said.

In celebration of the local seller community, Shopee will also be dedicating a Shop Malaysia Online (SMO) and Go-Ecommerce site takeover called #ShopeeSapotLokal on Aug 31 and Sept 16, respectively.

“Malaysians will receive upsized vouchers offering discounts of up to 31 per cent when purchasing from Malaysian sellers during these two days,” Shopee said.

At the same time, Shopee will be launching an animated Merdeka music video that will feature six local sellers and their e-commerce journey on Shopee. The lyrics are written by Malaysian rapper Kayda Aziz who is also the singer of the song.

Meanwhile, Finas chief executive officer Dr Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri said  Finas always strived to promote, nurture and facilitate the local film industry development.

“Our strategic partnership with Shopee allows us to solidify our capacity building strategies with emerging filmmakers and diversified audiences across the platform,” he said.

The Dari Merdeka ke Malaysia and #ShopeeSapotLokal initiatives are part of the 9.9 Super Shopping Day, which is currently taking place till Sept 9 where shoppers can look forward to claiming free shipping and 99 per cent coin cashback vouchers, both with no minimum spend.

Users can also stand a chance to win a brand-new Mercedes-Benz by participating in the Play & Win Mercedes-Benz game by collecting golden tickets daily.

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