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Claims that there were two camps at Finas are not true, says Ahmad Idham. NSTP/MUSTAFFA KAMAL

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Film Development Corporation (Finas) CEO Ahmad Idham Ahmad Nadzri has denied any existence of two differing groups at the corporation.

Idham who had previously announced his desire to shorten his two-year contract to one, due to personal reasons, said that his relationship with Finas chairman Datuk Hans Isaac was strictly professional.

Idham’s last day in office is on March 10.

“It’s not true (on claims that there were two camps)... we are professional.

“I don’t want to comment on mere talk and assumptions. Honestly, it never existed in the first place,” he told reporters after attending the FFM31 press conference at Merdeka Studio Complex, here yesterday.

On his working relationship with Hans, Idham said that them not seeing eye to eye was just a perception by outsiders.

“The issue of perception and agenda are not easy to handle. Everyone has his or her own perception.

“The only thing I can do is to manage that perception the best way I can. We have a guideline that we adhere to and we don’t have to listen to statements from those outside of Finas,” he added.

Ahmad Idham also said that if both Hans and him had issues, it would be impossible for them to manage FFM31 together.

“Hans and I are friends in the industry, and we’ve known each other for more than 20 years. Whatever challenges we face in Finas are best left for us to resolve. Our friendship will continue,” he added.

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