The Future Depends on the Creative Economy

By Sheryl Teoh

April 2023 COVER STORY
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WHEN MICHELLE YEOH made history by being the first Asian woman to win an Oscar for her role in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once and triggered a nationwide wave of pride, some felt it unseemly that the country should stake a claim on her achievement, especially when government support for local talents remains sporadic and tainted by accusations of bias. Pete Teo, an independent Malaysian filmmaker who had previously called out the National Film Development Corporation (FINAS) for inadequate funding...

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Sheryl Teoh

holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Linfield College, a liberal arts college in the United States, and majored in History with a focus on Classical Greece and Rome. Her interests include the study of philosophy as well as a range of humanities and socio-political issues.