As an advanced, upper middle income country, Malaysia is poised to achieve developed-nation status as early as 2020. We work closely with our partners on the ground who are strengthening the business environment, providing opportunities for women and girls, improving security in vulnerable regions, bolstering Malaysia’s international development cooperation, enhancing the country’s electoral integrity and public accountability, and engaging young Malaysians on current issues.

Herizal Hazri,
Country Representative

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The Asia Foundation – Malaysia

Suite 13.05 Level 13
The Gardens South Tower
Mid Valley City, Lingkaran Syed Putra
Kuala Lumpur, 59200, Malaysia

Tel: (603) 2282 0385



Books for Asia

Books for Asia donates nearly 20,000 brand new books donated by American publishers annually to 677 primary and secondary schools in remote or underserved communities in Malaysia. Special emphasis is given to secondary schools in Sabah, Sarawak, Kelantan, and Trengganu; primary school children of plantation laborers in peninsular Malaysia; and pupils in Muslim boarding schools. The program reaches an estimated 100,000 students. English books and teaching materials are also provided to 14 regional teaching resource centers.

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