MOTAC PRIHATIN : The Fate of Homeland Art Industry Activists Defended Through The Program Bantuan CAKNA Penggiat 2021

MOTAC PRIHATIN: The Fate of Homeland Art Industry Activists Defended Through the Program Bantuan CAKNA Penggiat 2021 (CAKNA Activists 2021 Assistance Program – Caring Program)’

Kuala Lumpur-The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) today celebrated cultural and heritage arts activists from various genres by channeling contributions through the Program Cakna Penggiat 2021 to arts industry activists affected by the Covid-19 pandemic at the Malaysia Tourism Center. (MaTic).

YB Dato ‘Sri Hajah Nancy Shukri, Minister of MOTAC himself was present to present aid to 20 eligible recipients from around the Klang Valley including veteran actress Norlia Ghani, Ali XPDC, Shuib Freedom, Bad Indigo. music, acting, visual arts, history, dance, martial arts, handicrafts and cultural heritage.

MOTAC Attention Program: Cakna Penggiat 2021 is one of four sub -programs of rebranding of existing programs designed by MOTAC. There are two financial assistance and contribution initiatives implemented under this program aimed at assisting cultural arts and heritage activists involving financial assistance to NGOs including cultural associations based on arts, culture and heritage. Initiatives under this program also help to contribute to art activists in the country who experience difficulties in life, including illness and health problems with the aim of ensuring that the welfare of art activists is always protected and given due attention.

Starting from January 2021 to October 2021, MOTAC has approved an allocation of RM977,300.00 to 30 selected NGOs to help promote arts, culture and heritage during the Covid-19 pandemic. MOTAC also through the initiative to provide welfare to arts and culture activists through the Cultural and Welfare Trust Fund for Arts Entrepreneurs (Tabung Kumpulan Wang Amanah Budaya dan Kebajikan Penggiat Seni – KWAKKPS) from 2014 to 2020 a total of 556 arts activists have benefited involving a total allocation of RM3,065,834.00 while for 2021 alone a total of 29 art activists have received assistance amounting to RM26,100.00.

The Minister of MOTAC also hoped that the activists and players in the arts and culture industry would not give up and be able to accept and adapt to implementing arts and culture programs or activities in the new norm. In addition, MOTAC also assists tour operators and the public through redemption of initiatives in the form of discounts / rebates / vouchers offered to consumers by Airlines, the Malaysian Hotel Association (MAH) and the Purchase of Cultural Products are also offered to Malaysians.

– Joy Reyzal

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