KUALA KANGSAR, April 30 (Bernama) -- A reading society augurs well towards a
growing, creative community in all sectors of Malaysia, in need of
knowledge-based human capital to propel the country as a developed nation.
National Library (PNM) director-general Datuk Raslin Abu Bakar said the
practice of continuous reading was a process of lifelong learning which could
help shape the thinking of an individual towards national development.
"As one ages, continuous reading habit makes the individual gain more knowledge
which could widen and deepen thinking," he told reporters at the
launching of the Baca@Sayong programme and two book banks, in conjunction with
2012 World Book and Copyright Day here today.
Also present were state higher education, ICT, human resources, science
and technology committee chairman Datuk Mohamad Zahir Abdul Khalid and Kolej
Islam Darul Ridzuan (Kisdar) rector Prof Dr Jamil Hashim.
The book banks set up at Kisdar mosque and the Sayong Jetty were aimed at
facilitating the public to contribute their reading materials to the Kisdar
library, as well as the mosque, he said.
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