Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books
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The Malaysian Institute of Translation & Books (ITBM) (formerly known as the Malaysian National Institute of Translation [ITNM]) was established on 14 September 1993 to provide the infrastructure for Malaysia’s translation industry, in the line with the country’s Vision 2020.
As a limited company, its share capital is wholly owned by the Ministry of Finance and its administration is managed by the Ministry of Education. In the line with the Companies Act 1965, its objectives, jurisdiction, board members and matters pertaining to the functions of ITBM are governed by its Memorandum and Articles of Association approved by the Registrar of Companies.
ITBM was established with the aim of elevating the translation industry in the country, dealing with matters relating to translation, interpreting and knowledge transfer at all levels, both national and international. It is also tasked with enhancing and increasing the publication of works of local writers to boost the national publishing industry, consistent with the extension of its mandate as announced by the Prime Minister on 16 December 2011.