A brief background of 1 Malaysia Artistes Association.
The Malaysia Artistes Association was formed by a group of senior artists in 1980. However, it was suspended shortly thereafter. In 2002, Mr Sum Kwai Fong reactivated the Association and took charge as President and his focus on protecting the welfare of the artists in the industry gained the Association a good reputation. Unfortunately, internal strife set-in and the association was subsequently deregistered. In 2011, again through tireless effort of Mr Sum, the 1 Malaysia Artistes Association was established with an added mission to promote social services and healing through art, especially for autism and depression.