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LOP 4500 - Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books

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LOP 4500 - Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books

  1. 1. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 1 Running Head: MALAYSIAN INSTITUTE OF TRANSLATION AND BOOKS Malaysian Institute of Translation and Book Portfolio Syahmi Bin Hasri 1018743 LE 4500 Section 4 International Islamic University Malaysia This paper as partial fulfilment for the requirement of LE 4500. Instructed by Mr. Shamsul Anuar Kamarudin, Kulliyyah of Islamic Reveal Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia. Semester 2, 2013/2014.
  2. 2. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 2 Table of Contents Executive Summary 3 Introduction 4 Methodology 5 Findings Historical Background Main Functions Objectives 5 5 8 9 Conclusion 11 References 12 Appendices Appendix 1: Job advertisement Appendix 2: Cover Letter Appendix 3: Resume 13 14 15
  3. 3. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 3 Executive Summary This portfolio is about Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books, an institute that provides translation services and publication of translated book in Malaysia. This is in line with Malaysian Vision 2020 mission (ITBM, 2014). This study is based upon various secondary sources which touch on the historical background of the organization, its main functions, and objectives. This portfolio also is enclosed with appendices on the job vacancy by the organization, followed by the writer’s cover letter and resume.
  4. 4. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 4 Introduction This portfolio investigate’s and report’s about the functions of an institute that involves the translation industry. I am interested in this organization because based on the information that was gained it would be beneficial for my future job application. Furthermore, this portfolio is to fulfil the requirement in Language for Occupational Purposes taught by Mr. Shamsul Anuar, lecturer of International Islamic University. It is interesting to know more deeply about this organization since it is very useful for my job interview as I am a graduating student on this semester. This portfolio is about Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books. The institute is known for translated books and documents. It is also formerly known as Malaysian National Institute of Translation and was established on 14th September 1993 before it changes its name to Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books in 16th December 2011 (ITBM 2014). The aim of this study is to investigate the background of the organization, its main functions, and objectives. This is to expose the historical background of the organization as how well its function in Malaysian industry in achieving its objectives.
  5. 5. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 5 Methodology The method that was used in gaining data on the institution was by obtaining information from secondary sources which are mainly internet-based. A qualitative research design was used, and the data was collected and analyzed. Findings The result from the investigation will show the historical background of the organization, its main functions, and objectives. The discussion is made in order to give clear details and understanding on the organization. Historical Background Malaysian Institute of Translation and Book Homepage with its motto “Your choice for quality Translation & Books”. Retrieved from, http://www.itnm.com.my/
  6. 6. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 6 Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books, formerly known as Malaysia National Institute of Translation was established on 14th September 1993. The company is owned by Ministry of Finance and administered by Ministry of Education. On 16 December 2011, with the mandate from Prime Minister Malaysia National Institute of Translation has changed its name into Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books. In line with country’s Vision 2020, Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books (ITBM) provides translation service and publication of translated books in Malaysia and it is located at Wangsa Maju, Kuala Lumpur (ITBM, 2014). According to (ITBM, 2014) their philosophy is:  An organisation providing translation services for books, documents, information, software and other literature from various languages into Malay and also other languages.  An interpreting centre for local and international clients.  A professional development centre promoting the method, technique and art of translation, interpreting and information exchange in various languages.  A human resource development centre training and enhancing the skills of translators, editors, interpreters and other language professionals to fulfil the country’s needs at national and international levels.  A reference centre establishing standards and quality assurance for translation, interpreting and information exchange in Malaysia.
  7. 7. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 7 The organization has been divided into 5 departments under the managing director (ITBM, 2014). However, there is currently no position in one of the departments which is the Corporate Department that consist of 4 divisions. Mohd Khair Ngadiron (Managing Director) Siti Rafiah Sulaiman Sakri Abdullah (Head of Translation and Training Department) (Head of Publishing Department)
  8. 8. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 8 Mohd Khairulanuar Manshor (Head of Communication, Sales, and Marketing Department) Hasnafidah Md Hanafi (Head of Finance and Procurement Division) Siti Rohaizah Hamzah (Head of Management and Human Resources Division) Abd Khalil Zalmi Kamarazaman (Head of Administration Division/Coordinator of Information Technology Division) Main Functions The organization performs two main activities in the field of publishing in Malaysia which is the publication of the translation and publication of original works of Malaysian writers. Two activities are carried out starting from processing the obtained manuscript until it was published into the hands of readers. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books receives the best work from foreign writers in the world which need to be translated into national language by participating in the various international book fair. In the event, the organization also implements marketing strategies in promoting the works of the nationals for international readers. However, it is by creating partnership between various international agencies (Lettres De Malaisie, 2013). The organization has provided with six types of services which are translating, interpreting, editing, training, subtitling, and support services (ITBM, 2014). However, every service has its own rates and terms and conditions.
  9. 9. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 9 For the year 2014, the organization is planning to publish more Malaysian writers work in France as it will be translated into French language and vice versa. The work has been discussed between the organization and publisher from France. There are a total of 6 works as follows (Lettres De Malaisie, 2013): Objectives Here is the organization’s objectives stated by (ITBM, 2014): 1. To enhance translation services in multiple languages. 2. To increase the translation and publication of quality informative materials in Malay. 3. To intensify efforts to translate and publish prominent local works in other languages.
  10. 10. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 10 4. To provide a platform for local writers to produce original works of varied genres. 5. To strengthen interpreting services at the national and international levels. 6. To expand promotion and marketing of ITBM’s services and products within the country and worldwide. 7. To produce outstanding and highly skilled human capital through courses and training in translation, writing and editing. 8. To strengthen capability, capacity and governance of the organisation to provide ITBM services and products. 9. To support all endeavours of the government and interested parties in translation and book publishing. 10. To enhance and optimise the use of facilities to promote the sustainability of the translation and book publishing industries. 11. To improve the capability of part-time translators, editors and interpreters and their management. In order to achieve its objectives, the organization has set its mission and vision. One of the missions is to overcome barriers in the dissemination of knowledge through quality translation for a developed society consistent with Vision 2020. Next is to enrich the knowledge source in Malay relating to the thinking of Malaysians in regards of culture, translation by science and technology and book publishing. Another is to internationalize the national works continuously by translating and book publishing to be at par with another works done that recognized worldwide. Lastly, it is to have human development in the translation and book publishing industries (ITBM, 2014). The vision of Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books is to be the leading translation organization and publisher of quality books (ITBM, 2014).
  11. 11. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 11 Conclusion Since its establishment, Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books has been in service for 21 years in the translation industry. The organization has provided excellent translation service to its customer’s not just locally but also worldwide. Various translations can be done in this organization as it has a very competitive and professional work force in translating local language into other foreign language and vice versa. In order to achieve the organization’s aim, the organization will continue to provide the best translation service to its customers and pursue in achieving recognition as the best translation organization globally.
  12. 12. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 12 References Galeri Foto, ITBM di Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kanak-Kanak China, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itbm.com. my/media/gallery/itbm_ di_pesta_buku_ antarabangsa_kanak-kanak_china_kanak/ Galeri Foto, Lawatan Ilmiah Mahasiswa Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin ke ITBM, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itbm.com.my/media/gallery/la/ Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia, Organisasi, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itbm.com.my/organisation Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia, Falsafah dan Iltizam, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itbm.com.my/philosophy Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia, Services, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itbm.com.my/services Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia, Objektif, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itnm.com.my/objectives Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia, Visi dan Misi, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itbm.com.my/mission-vision Lembaga Pemegang Amanah, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.gmomf.org/ index.php?_m=content&cid=684 Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books homepage, (n.d). Retrieved March 4, 2014 from http://www.itbm.com.my/ my, LETTRES DE MALAISIE: La Malaisie a traves les livres, (n.d). Retrieved March 5, 2014 from http://lettresdemalaisie.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/soalan-daripada- lettres-de-malaisie.pdf
  13. 13. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 13 Appendices Appendix 1 Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books, formerly known as Malaysia National Institute of Translation was established on 14th September 1993. The company is owned by Ministry of Finance and administered by Ministry of Education. In 16 December 2011, with the mandate from Prime Minister Malaysia National Institute of Translation has changed its name into Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books. In line with country’s Vision 2020, Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books (ITBM) provides translation service and publication of translated books in Malaysia industry. Executive of Management and Human Resource Division Main objective is to manage and supervising matters related to the management and development of human resources in order to improve the unit’s performance in line with the organization objectives.  Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.  Candidate must at least possess a Post Graduate Diploma or Bachelor Degree in any field.  Must possess at least basic in Microsoft Office.  Proficiency in English and Malay. Chinese would add as advantage.  Ability to work under pressure.  No experiences required as training would be provided.  Fresh Graduates are encouraged to apply. Salary: RM2000 – RM2500 depends on relevant working experience. If you meet the above qualifications and are interested in an opportunity to work, please submit your resume to Wisma ITBM, No. 2, Jalan 2/27E, Seksyen 10, Wangsa Maju, 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia or email us at admin@itbm.com.my All applications are treated as confidential. We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted Retrieved from: www.ccsc-cssge.ca/sites/.../uploads/.../JobAdFormatandSampleJobAd.doc
  14. 14. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 14 Appendix 2 SYAHMI BIN HASRI No. 7, Jalan 4N, Ampang Jaya, 68000 Ampang, Selangor. E-mail: Syahmi91@hotmail.com. Tel: 012-2932324 6 April 2014 Head Division Human Resources Wisma ITBM, No. 2, Jalan 2/27E Seksyen 10, Wangsa Maju 53300 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Applying for Executive of Management and Human Resources Division at ITBM Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to apply for the position for Executive of Management and Human Resources Division. I graduated on June 2014, whereby I strongly believe that I can offer a great help in your organization in administration. I am willing to learn and adapt into the organization environment. My focus of study has been in Human Sciences and my major is Sociology and Anthropology. I have held various positions in these areas during my studies at universities. I believe that I have strong communication and organizing skills which can bring benefit to the organization. These strengths, combined with my qualification in degree level require good time management between work and study and I am grateful I have effectively managed the responsibilities. I am eager with the opportunity to join Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books as it is a recognized translation organization. I am looking forward the opportunity to work with the organization. Thank you, Sincerely, Syahmi Bin Hasri
  15. 15. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 15 Appendix 3 SYAHMI BIN HASRI No. 7, Jalan 4N, Ampang Jaya, 68000 Ampang, Selangor 012-2932324 Syahmi91@hotmail.com Objective To learn through experience how working professionals do in organization. A fresh graduate that is willing to help in organization development progress and its aim. Education  International Islamic University Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Bachelor Degree (Hons.) Sociology and Anthropology. Expected to graduate on June 2014.  Centre for Foundation Studies IIUM, Nilai, Malaysia. Foundation Studies in Human Sciences. 2010. Work Experience Sociology and Anthropology Students Association (SOCASA), Publication and Promotion.  Responsible for promoting program to students in IIUM.  Responsible for taking photographs during events lead by association.  Responsible for uploading photos taken to website. i.e. Facebook.  Responsible to take photograph on event that has relation with the association. Skills  Microsoft Office (Word 2013, Excel 2013 & Powerpoint 2013)  SPSS 20  Photography  Languages Advanced – Malay Intermediate – English Beginner – Arabic
  16. 16. Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books 16 REFERENCES  Puan Norasikin Bt Basir Internship Advisor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Kulliyyah Islamic and Revealed Knowledge, International Islamic University Malaysia, 50728, Kuala Lumpur. Tel: 03-61966113 Email: norasikinbasir@yahoo.com  Dr. Nurazzura Mohamad Diah Head of Department, Deparment of Sociology and Anthropology, Kuliyyah Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Human Sciences. Tel: 03-61966100/03-61965041

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