With the government’s help, Datuk Seri Siti Nurhaliza hopes the welfare of artistes can be looked into post-GE14.
“We want artistes to be valued. If possible, it’d be great to have an institution and a body that takes care of the welfare of artistes in all aspects,” Siti shared at a buka puasa event at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur last night.
“Artistes are given guidance every step of the way and whatever problems we face, we can share them and channel them there. But we don’t want to have too many bodies. Just one that’s in charge of everything and we can refer everything to that body.”
The Comel Pipi Merah hitmaker also suggested having a place for artistes to come together.
“And if possible, to have a building dedicated to artistes, like a one-stop centre for artistes. So whether you’re a singer, actor or painter, you can hone your craft there. It can become a tourist attraction too.”
The 39-year-old singer added it’s important that the institution is helmed by someone from the arts industry and must not have any political ties. Asked if Siti herself is willing to play a part in making this dream a reality, she said she is ready to play the role of an advisor.
“When it comes to giving ideas and sharing my experiences, I am ready to help.”
The May 9 elections saw Pakatan Harapan taking over the government, with Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad as Prime Minister.