Perak Academy launches four books by local writers

Cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid or Lat helped launched the four books in Ipoh. — File pic
Cartoonist Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid or Lat helped launched the four books in Ipoh. — File pic

IPOH, May 10 — The Perak Academy today launched four books written by Perak-born writers to promote the state.

These books are Cell Wars authored by Dr Teoh Soong Kee, Epiphany by Jasemin Sibo, When Footsteps Merge by Eu Yoke Lin, and Made in Malaysia by Alexandra Wong.

Its acting chairman Chan Kok Keong said all the writers were from different professions, but were interested in writing about their experiences in their careers.

“They wrote the books based on their experiences, including one who had served a long time in the medical and nursing profession

“We are proud because they are Perak-born whose writings are recognised overseas,” he said at the launch of the books officiated by noted cartoonist, Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid who is popularly known as Lat.

According to the author of Epiphany, Jasemin, 37, she was happy that the Perak Academy agreed to promote her book which had been sold on the internet through various sites like Amazon.com since last year.

She said the book which she started writing 10 years ago, told the true love story of two youths, inspired by her own experiences.

“I am a writer who likes to travel. And when I travel, I get to make many friends from all over the world who shared their love stories with me and I included them in this book,” she said.

“The main objective of the book is to encourage youths not to give up and be an inspiration to promote love not only to your own partners but also to family and friends.”

Meanwhile, the author of Made in Malaysia, Alexandra Wong, 40, said she began writing the book nine years ago, based on her experiences with locals from all walks of life including kuih sellers, teachers, bus drivers.

“This book contains 40 different stories based on my experiences meeting people of all walks of life. I saw for myself their kindness towards others, which is the true nature of Malaysians.

“I recorded it in this book so that people from other countries can read and know Malaysians,” she said. — Bernama