The Wikimedia movement in Malaysia was featured in a Japanese web magazine

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I wrote an article for a Japanese web magazine “ENGLISH JOURNAL.” In the article, I introduced the Wikimedia movement in Malaysia.



This article featured the editathons which the Wikimedia Community User Group Malaysia held and the activities of my friend Taufik Rosman, the winner of Wikimedian of the Year 2023.


First, I introduced the editathons in Malaysia. Those events are often supported by universities, GLAM, and embassies. For example, the editathon which Malaysian and Japanese Wikimedians held together in December 2023, was supported by Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia, the Japanese embassy in Malaysia, and ASEAN.

Then, I featured the famous Malaysian Wikimedian Taufik Rosman.

One of the activities of Taufik is preserving the indigenous culture by using Wikimedia projects especially Wiktionary. In the web magazine, I explained what the Wiktionary is to Japanese readers and introduced the Kent Wiki Club, the student Wikimedia club in Sabah, Malaysia which aims to preserve their language Kadazandusun with a support by Taufik.

In addition, I also picked up the endangered indigenous language featured editathon sponsored by USESCO Jakarta.

Taufik Rosman (Don Wong for Tiny Big Picture, commissioned by The Wikimedia Foundation, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Furthermore, I presented the international collaboration of the Malaysian Wikimedians such as ESEAP, Wikimania, and Wikimedia Japan-Malaysia Friendship project.

Ahmad Ali Karim, CC BY-SA 4.0

Web archive

I made web archive of the article by Wayback Machine on 23 January 2024.

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