Malaysia is pursuing comprehensive reforms in order to achieve high-income nation status in 2020. To help achieve this goal, we 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.
NEWS FROM MALAYSIA
The Star Online Highlights Books for Asia’s Launch in Sarawak, Malaysia
February 16, 2016
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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