KUCHING: The Federal and Sarawak governments will collaborate to develop and promote arts and culture, said Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah today.
He said he had discussed the matter with Sarawak Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah.
He added that a working committee on economic creativity had been set up at the federal level and jointly chaired by him and Malaysian Tourism, Arts and Culture (MOTAC) Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri.
"Arts and culture involve more than one agency, and that the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and MOTAC are the two leading agencies," he told reporters after paying a courtesy call on Abdul Karim at the latter's office at Bangunan Baitulmakmur here.
Meanwhile, Abdul Karim welcomed the collaboration, saying that it would be of mutual benefit.