The Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (KLIBF)

Organized by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia, KLIBF 2008 is a major event in the global publishing calendar. Now in its 27th year, KLIBF provides the only opportunity in to network and meet with the local and international publishing community.

Opening Hours

Date: 4th – 13th April 2008
Mon – Thurs: 10.00AM to 7.00PM
Fri – Sun & Public holidays: 10.00AM to 9.00PM
Venue: Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair (KLIBF) made its debut 27 years ago and is now the premier event for the Malaysian book industry. Since then, it has been an annual affair, looked forward to by the public and those involved in the local and international book industry year after year.

KLIBF has always attracted publishers from the USA, UK and other European and Arab countries, Australia, China, India and the ASEAN community. It has also become the market place to service librarians of Malaysian universities and colleges. Most will spend their annual budget during this 10 day event.

The KLIBF 2008 will be held from 4 to 13 April 2008 at Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Its aim is to exhibit the latest publications, including educational materials, published and produced locally and abroad. Besides that it will also be a meeting point for publishers, book traders and readers from around the globe.

Since the Ministry of Education places great emphasis on the learning of foreign languages such as Japanese, Korean, French, German, Arabic, Chinese and Indonesian, we foresee that there will be a growing demand for foreign rights.

Apart from the exhibition there will also be workshops and seminars for the book industry to upgrade the level of professionalism within the book industry community.

Bursting with colour, pulsating with life, Kuala Lumpur offers an incomparable Asian feast for the senses. Be welcomed by a multicultural society. Here, you will discover a delightful fusion of three main races-Malay, Chinese and Indian. With its tempting array of exotic Asian cuisine and culture, it is indeed a unique melting pot of Malaysia. This fascinating tropical, modern city is less than one hour’s drive from the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA).

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Mydin stores mark protest against anti-Islam film

SUBANG JAYA: All Mydin stores nationwide have placed red labels on products from the Netherlands as a sign of protest over the release of the controversial anti-Islam film Fitna.

Mydin Mohamed Holdings Bhd managing director Datuk Ameer Ali Mydin said they have put up notices in their two hypermarkets and 24 emporiums nationwide as a step to urge shoppers not to purchase the products.

Dutch legislator Geert Wilders released the 15-minute film on the Internet on Thursday.

Red sticker day: Shahrir on a tour of Mydin Hypermarket in USJ, Subang Jaya, after he launched “Product Malaysia Citarasa Kita” promotion Monday. Inset — the notice to inform customers which products are from the Netherlands.

“We have put up red labels with the words ‘Product from the Netherlands’ on the shelves and posters have been pasted around the mall and cashier counters to urge shoppers not to buy the products.

“This will give customers a choice to shop for other products, especially local products.

“One need not be a Muslim to refrain from purchasing the products, as nobody has the right to condemn any religion – it is time to show how united we are.

“Anyway, there are many other products to choose from, and people need not worry,” Ameer said in his speech before Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Shahrir Abdul Samad launched the Product Malaysia Citarasa Kita promotion at the Mydin Hypermarket in USJ here yesterday.

He added that they were, however, unable to remove the products from the shelves as consumers had the right to make their own choice.

Shahrir commended Mydin and Ameer for speaking up and placing the labels to discourage people from purchasing products from the Netherlands.

He said usually businessmen preferred to stay neutral when it came to such issues.

“But I am surprised with the speech by Ameer and the willingness of Mydin to place the labels to show their dissatisfaction over Wilders’ act.

“We are not angry with the Netherlands Government but with Wilders’ act, which has created anger among the Muslims,” he said, adding that there was no official boycott of Dutch products.

Shahrir said even companies in the Netherlands had said that they would take legal action against Wilders if their businesses were affected.

“And since their businesses are now affected, I hope legal action will be taken,” he added.

“With the move, consumers will have a choice of products that can compete with foreign products,” he added

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Murid gagal ujian BM cuba bunuh diri

BAHAU: “I want to die because I failed my Bahasa Melayu paper”. (Saya mahu mati kerana gagal dalam kertas (ujian bulanan) Bahasa Melayu,”.

Itu adalah nota yang ditemui di bawah meja seorang daripada empat murid perempuan Tahun Enam sebuah sekolah rendah di Rompin, dekat sini selepas mereka dipercayai cuba membunuh diri dengan menelan pil pening kepala dan darah tinggi kepunyaan ibu bapa seorang daripada mereka, pagi kelmarin.

Dalam kejadian kira-kira jam 10 pagi itu, murid berkenaan dipercayai bertindak demikian kerana mengalami tekanan perasaan dan bimbang dimarahi keluarga masing-masing selepas seorang daripada mereka hanya sekadar lulus, manakala tiga lagi gagal dalam ujian bulanan kertas Bahasa Melayu.


Difahamkan, seorang guru yang sedang mengajar menyedari mereka dalam keadaan tidak bermaya dan tertidur di tempat duduk masing-masing sebelum pemeriksaan mendapati muka masing-masing pucat dan bengkak.

Guru berkenaan kemudian memaklumkan kejadian itu kepada guru besar lalu mereka kemudian dikejarkan ke sebuah klinik swasta, dekat pekan ini sebelum diarahkan mendapatkan rawatan lanjut di Hospital Jempol (HJ).

Pengarah Pelajaran Negeri Sembilan, Abdullah Mohamad yang berada di Johor kerana menghadiri mesyuarat mengesahkan menerima laporan awal berhubung kejadian itu dan mengarahkan satu laporan lengkap dibuat bagi membolehkan tindakan susulan diambil.

“Laporan awal memaklumkan murid berkenaan memakan pil pening kepala dan darah tinggi kepunyaan ibu bapa seorang daripada mereka dipercayai akibat tekanan perasaan dan takut dimarahi keluarga masing-masing kerana gagal dalam ujian kertas Bahasa Melayu.

“Kita memandang serius kes ini kerana tindakan mereka adalah luar jangkaan dan berlawanan dengan sasaran kita menjadikan semua sekolah selamat dan menyeronokkan walaupun peperiksaan adalah antara syaratnya.

“Sehubungan itu, kita akan meminta guru kaunseling semua sekolah di negeri ini dapat membimbing murid supaya tidak melakukan tindakan yang boleh memudaratkan serta membahayakan nyawa mereka sekalipun gagal dalam ujian atau peperiksaan,” katanya.

Sementara itu, Pengerusi Jawatankuasa Alam Sekitar, Hal Ehwal Perladangan, Sumber Manusia dan Pengaduan Awam negeri, V S Mogan yang ditemui selepas melawat mangsa mengesahkan keadaan mereka kini stabil.

Beliau yang juga Ahli Dewan Undangan Negeri (Adun) Jeram Padang berkata, siasatan mendapati sekolah berkenaan tidak mempunyai guru kaunseling kerana bilangan muridnya hanya 283 orang.

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