Monday, January 22, 2007

According to Survey, Malaysians Read Average 5 Books Last Year

From The Star:

The Government is targeting to have Malaysians read at least 10 books yearly from 2010.

According to a survey, Malaysians only read an average of five books last year, Culture, Arts and Heritage Deputy Minister Datuk Wong Kam Hoong said in Penang yesterday.

Obvious jokes aside, 10 books a year is pathetic. What do they do, these people who do not read?

3 comments:

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

I want to know how they figured this out. Are there no public libraries there????

acquisitionist said...

Very pitiful indeed. I wonder how it compares with other countries though?

Dark Orpheus said...

Is there some international survey of book reading habits available? I can't imagine reading only 10 books a year myself.

What do you do with all that time on the bus? And while waiting for friends who are always late?