“Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka” (DBP, Language And Literature Bureau)

A Memorandum of Understanding for cooperation was signed between IRCICA and “Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka” (DBP) in Kuala Lumpur on 21 August 1995, at the opening of the World Congress of Malay Language organised by the latter. The memorandum determines the guidelines and aims to further expand the cooperation that has been continuing for years between the two institutions. Concurrently DBP signed cooperation agreements with fourteen other institutions. The Congress was inaugurated by Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia. Cooperation between “Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka” and IRCICA yielded the following results: IRCICA’s publication entitled Islamic Swords and Swordsmiths was translated and published in the Malay language by DBP in 1993. DBP also served as the regional secretariat of the project on Islamic Civilisation in the Malay World realised jointly by the Governments of Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia, with IRCICA as the research coordinator. The project resulted in the publication titled Islamic Civilization in the Malay World.