- Government to make necessary preparations, including setting aside sufficient funds to re-launch the ‘Malaysia-China Year of Culture and Tourism 2020’, hopefully by next year once the pandemic is well under control. This program will further enhance bilateral ties and cultural exchange between China and Malaysia, besides boosting the tourism industry and generating foreign revenues. The said program which was scheduled for this year had been postponed due to the pandemic.
- Government to institutionalize allocation of grants for civil society organizations (CSO) from various communities to better preserve and promote arts and culture. This includes the various cultural festivals organized under the auspices of Huazong in collaboration with its member associations, such as the annual Malaysian Chinese Culture Festival, National Dance Festival, the 24 Festival Drums Performance, youth camp for university students, and various literature competitions, etc. A consistent and sufficient government funding is essential towards easing the financial burden of the CSOs in helping the government to preserve and promote Malaysia’s diverse and unique culture and traditions.
- Government to institutionalize allocation of grants in support of community-run heritage museums, historical sites, literature and historical studies, etc. This includes the Malaysian Chinese Museum that was established-and-run by Huazong. This is crucial towards easing the financial burden of the organizations involved, and to encourage more CSOs to assist the government to better preserve and promote our national heritage and history.