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Key facts

Population: 31.19 million (World Bank 2016)

Official language: Bahasa Melayu (Malay)
Currency: Malaysian ringgit (RM)
Important ministries: Ministry of Education,  Ministry of Tourism and Culture
Official statistics office:
Department of Malaysian statistics
Trade association:
Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA)  and Malaysian Booksellers Association
Annual book fair: Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair in April/May
Translation programme: Institut Terjemahan dan Buka Negara (National Institute of Translation and Production of Books)
VAT on books: Zero for print but 6% for ebooks
Fixed book price system. No


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 Malaysia Publishing Market Profile 2007