The idea of a library at Fraser’s Hill was first initiated in 2010 by a small group of friends, principally Zubaidah Ibrahim and Michael T. Sebastian, who thought that such a project would make it possible for them to ‘give back’ to society.
A committee was formed which proposed a scheme to the Fraser’s Hill Development Corporation (PKBF) in late 2010 who finally agreed to provide the project with the present location, free electricity and internet access.
The official launch took place on 12 th April 2015 and on 30th December the same year the Library achieved official status as a non-governmental, charitable Organization: The Frasers Hill Community Library Association: Persatuan Perpustakaan Komuniti Bukit Fraser (PPM-005- 06-30122015).
It is governed by its Constitution (available for viewing by members on request) and regulated by its General Rules and Regulations which are based on local and international good practice.
The need for a Library in Fraser’s Hill has been borne out in the number of visitors – both local adults and children, and from outside the area - a total of more than 15,000 from all over Malaysia and 34 different countries at the last count of December 2016.
With Mr Wan Hussin Wan Ismail at a workshop organized by the National Library:
Ms Shirley, Michael Sebastian, Prof Roger Bell and Dr Zubaidah Ibrahim.
Inside view of the Library
The Internet Station
Dato’ Sri Hj Mohd Sharkar gave the opening speech - 12hb April 2015
Opening Day: Ms Nalini (Deputy President), Mr Michael (Treasurer), Dato Ishak, Dr Zubaidah (President), Dato Sri Sharkar, Prof Bell (Advisor), and Mr John Weston
Official registration with the Registrar of Societies
The library was registered as a non-governmental organization (NGO) by the Registrar of Societies (ROS) Pahang branch on 30th December 2016 and has attended training and briefing on 25th May 2016 organized by the Pahang branch of ROS.
Honorary Secretary Ms Jenn Chong receiving certificates of participation.
The first Annual General Meeting was held on 29th February 2016 and members of the executive committee were appointed.
The committee is as follows:
Chairman: Dr Zubaidah binti Ibrahim (Founder)
Deputy Chairman: NaliniLetchumanon
Secretary: Jenn Chong Meng Fun
Assistant Secretary: Jamaluddin Shariff
Treasurer: Michael T. Sebastian (Co-Founder)
Members: Carell Cheong, SanadureDurai
Advisor: Professor R.T. Bell (Co-Founder)