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Malaysian Knowledge

See the picture above? Those are all exam prep books, which consist of ~100% of the bookstore’s books.

In my town of 160,000, there’s not a single bookstore with more than three shelves of non-exam-based books. And I have yet to discover a single quality typo-less grammar book. The latest:

No wonder the lion’s share of my students don’t read for pleasure. It’s a bit hard to be enraptured by the latest version of the Form 3 PMR practise test workbook on a lazy Sunday morning.

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