After introducing Amnesty International last Friday, we wanted the next post to be something related to individuals / initiatives making a difference where it mattered…

And after reading about the latest conspiracy that is brewing on the shores of KL this Saturday…. This is a great follow up post…

No, it’s NOT political….


Even more amazing, the organizers of this initiative have even managed to push this past Malaysian shores… this Saturday, 23rd August 2008 @ 3pm (Malaysian Standard Time), there will be RWP events in the following venues around the world:

    ♠ Kuala Lumpur : KL Sentral. Area in front of KFC, Dunkin Donuts & KTM Komuter entrance.
    ♠ Sydney : Wharf 2 & #. Circular Quay.
    ♠ Melbourne : Bourke Street Mall Tram Station.
    ♠ Perth : In front of David Jones, Murray Street Mall.
    ♠ Singapore : It’ll be in Orchard area. Will inform of the exact location asap.
    ♠ Eindhoven : Train station. Will inform of the exact location asap.

But, there are those who don’t think Malaysia needs such an initiative. You really think so? Why don’t we give you some really damning statistics about our Malaysian reading habits:

    Ω In 1984, Malaysians only read HALF-A-PAGE… a YEAR
    Ω In 1996, Malaysians only read TWO books a YEAR
    Ω In 2005, Malaysians STILL only read two books a year
    Ω The national book policy target, germinated in 1984, the nation should have achieved reading society status in 2000. Yup, that was EIGHT years ago and we’re nowhere even close of achieving this target!
    Ω Only 13 per cent of 27 million Malaysians read books

    (Statistics taken from nstonline)

Let’s grab a book, magazine, newspaper or editorial and head over to a RWP venue this Saturday!

For more information, please visit the official site:

Also, a big shout out to Sivin for informing us regarding this initiative

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