Friday June 14, 2013
By PATRICK LEE
KUALA LUMPUR: Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nazri Abdul Aziz has promised to look out for Malaysia’s artistes and is determined to take care of their welfare.
“Believe in me. You, the artistes have a friend,” he said at the Majlis Mesra Seniman Malaysia 2013 in conjunction Hari Seniman at Saloma Bistro.
“I will always keep a lookout and see to your needs. Don’t worry, I’ll help you the best that I can,” said the newly-appointed minister.
Nazri made references to Tan Sri P Ramlee, adding that Ramlee had contributed much to local art.
“He (Ramlee) did not use his art as a way to get rich, but he wanted to teach (others) through his works which have now become national treasures,” he said.
Nazri later presented tokens of appreciation to the heirs of Latifah Omar and S Shamsudin, both of whom passed away recently.