Malaysian wins Best Supporting Actor award in Indonesia

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Chew Kin Wah in a scene from Cek Toko Sebelah.

Chew Kin Wah in a scene from Cek Toko Sebelah.

Congratulations are in order for Malaysian actor Chew Kin Wah.

He received the Best Supporting Actor award (Pemeran Pendukung Pria Terbaik) at the prestigious Indonesian Box Office Movie Awards 2017 (IBOMA) recently his role in the Indonesian flick Cek Toko Sebelah. Chew beat other nominees like Indonesian actors Alex Abbad and Cornelio Sunny for the award.

According to a report on, Chew was surprised by his win. “Cek Toko Sebelah was a film made with honesty. There were no special effects. No overseas shoot. We had a simple story. Thank you for this honour. I don’t know what to say,” he said in his acceptance speech.

In Cek Toko Sebelah, Chew plays Koh Afuk, a store owner looking to pass down the family’s store business to son Edwin (Ernest Prakasa). However, Edwin is reluctant to take over the business as he has his own successful career. Cek Toko Sebelah was the big winner at the star-studded event held in Jakarta, Indonesia as it also took home awards for Best Supporting Actress (Asri Wilas), Best Screenplay (Ernest), Best Newcomer (Gisella Anastasia), Best Poster and the top prize, Best Film.

The comedy released in December last year was a major box office hit in Indonesia, drawing in over two million viewers.

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