Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Malaysia (DPB)

Also known as the Institute of Language and Literature Malaysia in English term. Established on June 22, 1956 as Balai Pustaka, a department under the Ministry of Education. In 1959, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka was granted a charter with its own Board of Governors through the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka Ordinance 1959. DPB is a statutory body under the Ministry of Education and is responsible for coordinating and developing the use of the Malay language in Malaysia and Brunei. DPB is the largest publishing house in Malaysia and the publisher of Kamus Dewan (dictionary), the best selling Malay dictionary in Malaysia.
Notes:   Available in Malay version only.

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