Where are these classic Malay novels?and ran with it in an interesting post in which he tries to find out what happened to the classical Malay novel translation project.
Along the way he uncovers this information from an article in Malaysia Today by M. Bakri Musa:
Tucked deep in the belly of the recent Auditor General's Report is one obscure item: Millions worth of books unsold at the Translations Institute. A visit to Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (Language and Language Agency) would reveal similar stacks of unsold books and publications warehoused in its expensive headquarters.You mean, the classic Malay novels we don't see in the bookshops, the books we actually want to buy, are just sitting in a warehouse somewhere gathering dust?
This is too surreal for my head to cope with.