Malaysia eighth from bottom of global literacy list

People at the 17th International Book Fair in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 12. The World’s Most Literate Nations ranks nations on their populace’s literate behaviours and their supporting resources, and not necessarily based on their populace’s ability to read. – EPA pic, October 24, 2017.

MALAYSIA has been ranked 53 out of 61 countries in the World’s Most Literate Nations (WMLN) list, besting only eight other countries, including neighbouring Indonesia (60) and Thailand (59).

In the study, Malaysia was also found to be more literate than Albania, Panama, South Africa, Columbia, Morocco and Botswana.

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