Malaysian publisher Gerakbudaya shortlisted for international Prix Voltaire award

'My job has not only been to publish and distribute books but also to try and encourage a new generation to have an interest in our work and to contribute to the country's intellectual culture. This is what I hope to continue to do,' says Chong, founder of Gerakbudaya. Photo: Gerakbudaya

Homegrown publishing oufit Gerakbudaya/SIRD founder Chong Ton Sin is on the shortlist of Switzerland-based International Publishers Association‘s (IPA) Prix Voltaire.

Led by Norwegian publisher Kristenn Einarsson, IPA's Prix Voltaire shortlist was announced on March 10. The award recognises exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish and in enabling others to exercise their right to freedom of expression.

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