Making Malaysia a reading nation

Dr Maszlee recently launched a campaign targeted at increasing reading habits among Malaysians in cinemas nationwide. At the event, MPH Bookstores donated reading materials to two orphanages. — Photo: RAJA FAISAL HISHAN/The Star

READING and translation materials by the Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books (ITBM) can now be found in 13 of Pos Malaysia’s main branches across the country.

The ITBM recently launched a strategic collaboration with Pos Malaysia in its bid to extend the access to quality publications and translation services.

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik, who launched and witnessed the signing ceremony, said this is to make reading a lifestyle among Malaysians and to democratise access to quality reading materials.

“This will be done in stages and this facility will be expanded to smaller branches in each district and rural areas.

“This is part of our effort to bolster the ‘Malaysia Reads’ campaign and to make Malaysia a reading nation by 2030,” he said.

Pos Malaysia Berhad group chief executive officer Syed Md Najib Syed Md Noor said the collaboration is to make post offices a place one can read at, while completing their other errands there. — By SANDHYA MENON


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