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Artist Chang Fee Ming with newly appointed Bank Negara Malaysia governor Muhammad Ibrahim at the launch of his exhibition Terengganu at the bank's museum and art gallery on April 27.
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Freedom (above) by Nur Hasyimah Ramli portrays breakdancing in a kinetic way.
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Love Me in My Batik (above) is an exhibition which showcases modern batik art since the 1960s and includes Satay Seller by Chuah Thean Teng, who pioneered the art form.
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Love Me in My Batik is an exhibition which showcases modern batik art since the 1960s and includes Satay Seller (above) by Chuah Thean Teng, who pioneered the art form.

Spotlight on contemporary Malaysian art

A survey of several exhibitions now on at Kuala Lumpur's public galleries gives a strong sense of how Malaysian art reflects the national identity.

MALAYSIA'S top news this week was, not surprisingly, finance-related - the country's scandal-ridden fund, 1MDB, went into default after missing a US$50 million interest payment and the government named the next central bank governor after months of speculation and uncertainty.

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