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New Animation Center to Open in Malaysia

Malaysian deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced in Seoul, South Korea the establishment of an animation center in Cyberjaya, reports The center, located in the Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC), will be operated by the Multimedia Development Corp. (MDeC) and will serve as the main platform for Malaysian entrepreneurs in the field to tap into the global market.

"The content industry has a huge global market and the setting up of the centre will give our people, who have a high level of creativity, numerous opportunities to venture into the existing market," he said.

The deputy prime minister was in Seoul for a six-day visit, invited there by South Korean president Roh Moo-hyun.

Najib added that a Creative Application Centre would be set up in Seoul to help facilitate co-productions between the two countries.

At the center, Malaysian companies that receive MSC approval will be able to produce animation programming and games based on Malaysian culture.

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