Finally, Malaysian arts sector gets some help through cultural agency Cendana

Performing arts venue KLPac has been shut since the Government's movement control order (MCO) came into effect on March 18. It is one of the many arts venues in Malaysia that have cancelled shows, which in turn has severely affected the livelihoods of theatre practitioners, venue staff and freelancers. Photo: KLPac

It's a case of better late than never since it has taken more than three weeks for some form of Government agency help to arrive for the Malaysian arts and culture scene.

In an announcement made late yesterday, the Cultural Economy Development Agency (Cendana) has outlined a recovery package to benefit artists and cultural workers in the performing arts, visual art and independent music sectors.

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