Rais plans to rope in drama experts

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  • Tuesday, 28 Mar 2006

THE Culture, Arts, and Heritage Ministry plans to bring in international experts, including from West End and Broadway, to teach at a soon-to-be set up academy. 

Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the academy, to be known as the National Culture, Arts and Heritage Academy, would be set up under the Culture, Arts and Heritage Act 2006, approved by Cabinet last week. 

“This academy, which will also be open to international students and teachers, will replace the current National Arts Academy,” he told reporters at the Parliament lobby. 

He said the academy would offer 22 subjects, including cinematography, fine arts, theatre and creative writing. 

Dr Rais said the ministry also planned to revive traditional arts such as dikir barat, mak yong, monora and wayang kulit to ensure that they were famous again. 

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