Malaysian Craft Council (MMC) Teams Up with YB Nurul Izzah as the ‘Next Gen Batik Champion’ to Initiate #MalaysianInBatik Movement
An intimate, yet impactful event took place earlier at the National Textile Museum of Kuala Lumpur, gathering key players, industry experts, Malaysian craft specialists and connoisseurs, along with various government agencies as well as international embassies.
The momentous affair was the official launch of the Malaysian Craft Council, a nonprofit organization that advocates and accelerates the growth of the Malaysian craft industry covering all craft categories (Batik, Songket, Tenun, Silver, Ceramic, Embroidery) and acts as a connecting platform for industry players, bringing Malaysian craft to the world via various collaborative projects with international organizations and its affiliated networks.
As a newly established organization, it welcomes strategic partnership with other parties be it from the government or private sectors. And this is precisely the reason that the Malaysian Craft Council reveals their team up with YB Nurul Izzah as the ‘Next Gen Batik Champion’ to initiate and drive awareness to the “MalaysianInBatik” movement.
“I believe that this is a real forum for us to unite everyone and although it won’t be easy for one person, it will take all of us to cohesively unite through different sectors and collaborating between different segment, only then will we be able to achieve our goals.” said YB YB Nurul Izzah (Member of parliament Permatang Pauh).
The Malaysian Deputy Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture, YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Bin Wan Chik who was also present to launch the Malaysian Craft Council congratulated Mr. Nik Faiz Nik Amin, the council’s president for his effort to elevate Malaysian crafts to the world, urging other parties to come onboard and form strategic partnerships.
“Great minds need to come together and form stronger bonds with each other; so we can push not only Malaysian Craft forward, but the whole legacy of crafts worldwide, most importantly humanity itself.”
said YB Tuan Muhammad Bakhtiar Bin Wan Chik, deputy minister tourism.
To move forward, the MCC outlines its key agendas for the industry that includes making Malaysian crafts relevant, world class & a timeless evergreen lifestyle.
With that being said, lets look forward to more great things to come and more meaningful collaboration to elevate the whole ecosystem from the root level up by focusing on Malaysian artisans’ and craft makers’ wellbeing, creativity and growth!