The Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA) expresses its deepest disappointment with the recent statement by the organizers of the Frankfurt Book Fair, who have taken sides in a war that has caused countless civilian casualties for many years.
Frankfurt Book Fair’s statement has resulted in discomfort and dismay among publishers from Malaysia at this time. It is unfortunate that divisive politics has taken center stage at this year’s fair when unity is supposed to be upheld instead.
MABOPA believes that book fairs should provide a neutral platform, and humanity should be celebrated through books and stories from all sides. Let books do the talking.
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