The Malaysian Makkal Sakti Party (MMSP) will extend assistance to Tamil book writers in the country to publish their work, said its president R.S.Thanenthiran.
He said the move was in line with Deputy Information, Communications and Culture Minister Maglin Dennis D’Cruz’s call in wanting book writers and publishers to produce more works in Tamil to enhance the use of the language.
“For a start, the MMPSP through Yayasan Sakti will help publish 5,000 books in Tamil,” he told Bernama.
Thanenthiran said all the 5,000 books, comprising novel and poems would be be distributed for free at a function to be held at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Universiti Malaya at 7pm, today.
He said at the function, five Tamil book writers would receive cash rewards of RM2,000 each to encourage them to produce more books in the language.
Thanenthiran said the programme is supported by the Prime Minister’s Department.