Malaysia Report for The 16th Annual General Assembly Asia Pacific Book Publishers Association

The Malaysian Government continues to place huge emphasis on education for 2009. In fact, despite the economic downturn, the Malaysian Government has increased the spending on education to RM47.7 Billion or 23% of the 2009 Annual Budget. The Malaysian Governments’ underlying commitment is to provide equal access to quality educational opportunities for all Malaysians, notwithstanding their geographical locations or income levels. The Malaysian Government views education as a very important agenda and this augurs very well for the book industry.