This paper examines the cultural policies of the Malaysian government with a focus on goals and policy implementation strategies in relation to her cultural industry. The principal aim is to track the Ministerial approaches that may confirm and explain the policies undertaken. By way of review and analysis, this paper looks at how Malaysia is positioning itself to become more and more globalised and to ensure that the country’s cultural products may reach global standards and become leading exporters of cultural products. This paper goes further to identify measures taken to activate and reinvigorate the industry.
Key Words: Cultural industry, cultural policy, domestic spending, media globalisation
* Penyelidikan ini telah dijalankan bersama Profesor Dr Azizah Hamzah selaku Ketua Projek di bawah KRI@UM. Sebahagian kandungannya telah dibentangkan di Hanoi pada Ogos 2012.