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Byline: Roy See Wei Zhi
KUALA LUMPUR: It is a common perception here that many writers or authors struggle to make ends meet due to fluctuating income.
"The government stepped in recently to help by approving a RM2 million annual grant to buy books directly from writers or authors," said Information, Communications and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.
He said usually, it was the middle-men who profited the most at the expense of the artist or scholar who laboured to produce their literary works.
"This grant will help level the playing field." Rais said the country's literacy rate had raised over the years to a healthy level based on the …