Budget leaves arts and culture out in the cold

Choreographed and performed by the students, this annual charity show known as Pesta Ang Pow featured a variety of cultural performances like martial arts, traditional Chinese dances, a Chinese and Western instrumental routine and lots more.

THE fact that arts and culture has the lowest priority in government planning was borne out by Budget 2019.

Except for the RM30mil allocation for the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) under the Communications and Multimedia Ministry, there is no specific allocation for the creative industries of arts and culture to revitalise traditional arts and crafts and to expand the modern art forms of music, dance and theatre.

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Opinion , Letters; Budget 2019; arts


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