马来西亚中华大会堂总会

马来西亚中华大会堂总会(华总) 总会长丹斯里吴添泉:冀政府拨款资助民间团体博物馆 Huazong urges govt to allocate funds for community-run Museums

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华总会长丹斯里吴添泉 对政府将通过国家博物馆局(JMM)【Jabatan Muzium Malaysia】拨款各州博物馆的计划表示欢迎,希望也能够考虑提供类似拨款予民办、尤其是民间团体的博物馆。


他也对政府鼓励私人领域设立博物馆的声明表示欢迎,惟希望政府能够在这方面给予制度上常年拨款资助,尤其是民办博物馆,更需要这些经费来维持。


吴添泉表示,针对旅游、艺术及文化部长拿督斯里南茜苏克利宣布,该部在首阶段已经批准2025万令吉拨款,通过国家博物馆局为各州博物馆提供维修与复工用途,以希望有关博物馆设备更完善,吸引民众和游客的声明,发表文告表示,政府也应该关注民办博物馆的发展。


他说,部长表示国内缺乏私人领域所建立的博物馆,同时也鼓励私人界朝向这方面发展,以推出更多历史文化的展示,协助促进国家旅游业的言论是让人苟同与欢迎的。


他说,身为国内最大规模的民间团体博物馆,华总的马来西亚华人博物馆在这方面应该获得政府,尤其是旅游、艺术及文化部的重视与必要协助。”


他说,我国超过200间的大小规模博物馆,其中22所属于国家博物馆局旗下,但私人民办,尤其是民间团体的博物馆,同样应该获得政府的关注和协助,尤其是在拨款方面。


他说,随着政府允许博物馆在遵守标准作业程序下对外开放之后,希望能够进一步协助这些博物馆的发展。


提及华总大厦内的马来西亚华人博物馆时,吴添泉表示在国阵执政时代,前首相拿督斯里纳吉曾经在2018年宣布为华总马来西亚华人博物馆提供一元对一元的拨款,惟较后因大选政权更迭后没有了下文。


“我们希望新政府能够给予华总马来西亚博物馆有关方面的资助,以协助民间团体经营和维修博物馆的发展。”

Huazong urges govt to allocate funds for community-run Museums
Besides funding the state museums, the government should also consider providing funding for community-run museums in the country, said Tan Sri T.C Goh, President of the Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong).


He said this while welcoming the government announcement of funding for museums run by state governments, besides encouraging the private sector to participate in the development of museums.


He was responding to the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri’s recent statement that her ministry (Motac) has approved the first allocation of RM20.25 million to several state museums for maintenance and development purposes.


In a statement issued today, while commending the government for its continuous efforts to maintain and to improve the state museums, so as to better attract both domestic and foreign visitors, Goh hoped the government could also pay attention to the development of community-run museums.


He cited for example, the Huazong-run Malaysian Chinese Museum (MCM), which is the largest community-run museum in Malaysia, deserves to receive funding from the government, and that Motac should do its best to assist in this aspect.


He then recalled that, back in 2018, during the Barisan Nasional (BN) administration, former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak even made a RM1: RM1 pledge for the development of MCM. But, it was never materialized following the change of regime, after that.


“We earnestly hope that the present Perikatan Nasional government could provide some funding for the upkeep and development of our museum,” he appealed.


Meanwhile, Goh who is also the President of Federation of Chinese Associations Sabah (FCAS) also welcomed and supported the Minister’s statement for encouraging the private sector to actively take part in the development of museums, in order to better promote cultural tourism in the country.


He noted that, currently in Malaysia there are a total of 236 museums and 22 are placed under the administration of the Museum Department (JMM).
He thus opined that these community-run museums too should be given due attention and funding by the government.

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