Malaysian Ministry of 

Culture Visits New York

by Gregory Galligan

Maintaining cultural momentum under the recently elected government of Malaysia's fifth prime minister, Abdullah Ahmad Badawi, who took office in October of 2003, an official delegation from the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage visited New York in the spring of this year. The delegation of arts officials included representatives from the prestigious National Art Gallery, namely Director-General Saharudin Haji Ismail and the museums new curator in its research and development division, Faridahanim Wahab. They were accompanied by Dato' Wong Kam Hoong, Deputy Minister of Heritage…

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