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Bank Negara Malaysia today released "Buku Wang Saku" (BWS) and "Buku Perancangan dan Penyata Kewangan Keluarga" (BPPKK) for the year 2006. Introduced in 1999, the books are now in its eighth series. The books publication is part of Bank Negara Malaysia's on-going effort to enhance public awareness on the importance of managing personal finances and financial planning.

BWS is designed specially for students and the 2006 edition carries the theme "Financial education as a foundation for financial planning". It features illustrations that highlight the importance of financial education that provides knowledge in money and finance amongst students. The use of BWS by students as a learning tool would inculcate the culture and habit of smart personal money management. All illustrations in BWS are by Y.Bhg Dato' Mohd Nor Khalid, or better known as "Lat". To-date, in collaboration with the commercial banks under the School Adoption Programme, a total of 4.5 million copies of BWS have been distributed to the students of more than 7,000 schools all over Malaysia.

BWS 2006 has two versions, one each for secondary school students and primary school students. BWS for secondary school students focuses on learning of accounting and financial education while BWS for primary school students emphasises on the use of the BWS as a tool to manage pocket money.

The distribution of BWS 2006 under the School Adoption Programme will be carried out by commercial banks, Bank Simpanan Nasional, Bank Pertanian Malaysia and Bank Kerjasama Rakyat (M) Berhad.

The BPPKK or Household Planning and Account Book 2006 is designed to assist the family to manage their budget and planning of household income, expenses, savings and investments. The book includes a section that features the concept of "Life and Financial Planning" for a family. BPPKK has also been distributed through selected distribution channels such as selected book stores and Kedai Pos 2020 since 1999 to reach adult Malaysians, in particular, women and workers with the objective of providing greater knowledge and awareness in financial planning and budgeting.

All these books are now available for purchase at the Bank Negara Malaysia Money Museum, Kuala Lumpur; Bank Negara Malaysia branches in Penang, Johor Bahru, Kuala Terengganu, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu; the commercial banks; Kedai Pos 2020; MPH Bookstores and other selected book stores from today.
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Last Updated Date : 29 December 2005

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