Friday, 28th March, 2003


  Schools must promote art, culture: Kadir 
  KUALA LUMPUR:  The formation of arts and cultural bodies in schools involving all races will help to mould a national culture. Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Paduka Abdul Kadir Sheikh Fadzir said such bodies should be encouraged among all races so they could interact with each other. "If we want to build a nation we know the basis of a community is their culture, so we must hasten the building of the nation's culture," he told reporters after meeting Puteri Umno's Culture and Arts Bureau here Thursday. The meeting was aimed at discussing the ministry's policies, its objectives and the level of their success. Abdul Kadir asked the movement to promote art and cultural activities in edc=ucation institutions. - Bernama