1,000 secondary schools are each to get reading material worth RM1,000 to encourage youngsters to read. Primary schools will be targeted next. Hope that all the schools in the country eventually benefit from this initiative and that this isn't a on-off donation. Up and down the country school libraries need stocking well if we are to have a younger generation of readers.
And if we had any doubts about Reading Ambassador Datuk Michelle Yeoh taking her task seriously, she is planning to set up a corner for her books in the National Library. She also says that she reads 10-15 books a month, mostly work related.
Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has also been appointed a campaign ambassador.