Pemulih: performing arts sector in the dark about how rescue package will help them

  • Arts
  • Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021

A live stream event being recorded at PenangPac last December. The Penang arts venue is facing serious financial difficulties as the nationwide lockdown continues, leaving theatre venues shuttered. Photo: Filepic/The Star

The arrival of the National People's Well-Being and Economic Recovery Package (Pemulih) might sound like good news for the Malaysian arts and creative industry which is close to a Covid-induced meltdown, but most performing arts practitioners are in the dark about how this rescue package will help them.

The Government announced yesterday that it has allocated RM100mil in the form of funding facilities and financial assistance to help the more than 8, 000 people in the local arts and creative industry affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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