On Monday, the National Reading Month * had been on for a month. The launching of the reading campaign was done in the usual Malaysian way. A few activities were organised and the campaign was considered done. ... Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, which celebrated its 50th anniversary, must have been busy with its celebrations to have not joined in the lacklustre campaign.Okay, let's carry out a little poll ... what impact did National Reading Month 2006 have on your life? Did anyone who reads this blog take part in any activities?
How could we ever successfully become a knowledge society when the campaign was not followed through? Television stations did not play their role to encourage this culture. Except for the programme Resensi Buku on RTM1, there was hardly any promotion.
... It would be good to choose April as the National Reading Month as World Book Day is also in April and we can go all out to make the reading campaign a success. RW"
By the way - isn't this just the start of a five-year campaign costing RM40-50 million?
*(Sorry - I tried to find some information about the Reading Month activities online, but couldn't find a link. If anyone has more luck, please let me know.)