Tuesday 12 January 2010

1Malaysia Reading Campaign

National library to expand reading campaign to bus stations

KUALA LUMPUR: The National Library of Malaysia is planning to expand its 1Malaysia Reading Campaign by soon setting up reading corners at selected bus stations.

Its director-general, Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar, said they were in the midst of discussing the idea with the management of the selected bus stations in the Klang Valley and identifying suitable locations for the reading corners.

"The idea to set up reading corners at bus stations came up after our reading corner in Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad (KTMB) Intercity trains, launched on Dec 7, received overwhelming response from passengers."

He said this after receiving Malay and Chinese reading materials from GB Explorer Sdn Bhd and Gemilang Publishing for the campaign here Tuesday.

The event was witnessed by Deputy Information Communication and Culture Minister, Senator Heng Seai Kie, and KTMB Intercity Service General Manager, Moh Zain Taha.

Heng also lauded the efforts taken by the two publishing companies in donating reading materials and said that it should be emulated by others, especially those producing English and Tamil reading materials, so that the programme would benefit more people. - Bernama

Source: thestar online

Posted by Editor of One Nusantara Sdn. Bhd., GL Tan

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