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State executive councillor for youth, sports and entrepreneurship Mohd Najwan Halimi speaks at the launching ceremony of the Beyond by Bold exhibition at Fahrenheit 88, Kuala Lumpur, on February 10, 2024. — Picture by FIKRI YUSOF/SELANGORKINI

Selangor’s creative industry symposium to be held in April

By Siti Rohaizah Zainal 

SHAH ALAM, Feb 10 — The proposed Creative Industry Symposium to be held in the state involving creative practitioners and entrepreneurs is set to place in April. 

State executive councillor for creative economy Mohd Najwan Halimi said the event is meant to gather feedback and proposals from stakeholders and industry players pertaining to their specific needs. 

“We have not had an organised communication or detailed discussion with this group. Therefore, we will begin with this open discussion to obtain feedback. 

“Through this symposium, the state government will be able to identify the areas and needs that require attention,” he said when contacted today.  

Previously, during the tabling of the 2024 Selangor Budget, Menteri Besar Dato’ Seri Amirudin Shari announced a RM1 million allocation to empower the creative industry in the state. 

He had said that the allocation is meant to drive the creative economy and add value to the ever-expanding industry, which now consists of designers, fashion designers, artists, and musicians, among others.

On November 18 last year, Najwan had said in his state budget winding up speech that the Creative Industry Symposium is crucial to formulate a direction plan for the sector in the coming years.

He said the plan will be developed based on three main scopes: multimedia, cultural arts, and cultural heritage.

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