Esperanto in Malaysia

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Esperanto has a small presence in Malaysia although no Esperanto associations or clubs are there.

Activity in the 2010s[edit]

A school club operated at the San Min Chinese Independent School, which is in Teluk Intan, Perak,[1] but was discontinued in 2014.

The Tsung Wah Old Students' Association was a CEFR 2012 Worldwide Written test center in Kuala Kangsar, Perak.[2]

JCI, Teluk Intan branch conducted an elementary course in March, 2012.

Aik Keow Chinese Primary School in Teluk Air Tawar, Seberang Prai, Penang held a 3-hour introductory course for 20 pupils during the school holidays in November, 2012.

Aik Keow Ex-pupils' Association in Teluk Air Tawar, Seberang Prai, Penang conducted a 4-hour Introductory course for the members as well as non members in December, 2012

Reasons for the lack of popularity[edit]

  • Local media rarely cover related activities. Coverage in Chinese-language media is mainly on local pages.
  • Loyar Burok is the only strong supporter of Esperanto activities in Malaysia.[3]

125-year celebration[edit]

  • Esperanto Club of San Min in Teluk Intan-o issued 4 sets of commemorate stamps.
  • Esperanto Club of San Min, Junior Chamber International (JCI), Teluk Intan branch and printed 1000 postcards.
  • Malaysia Esperanto Studies Group (MESG) printed 4,000 postcards.[4]
  • In conjunction with its 10th Anniversary, Universiti Tuanku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) arranged a talk by Sinjoro ENG on the Perak main campus.[5]


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