Shahaneem Hanoum 1949-2012
Shahaneem Hanoum President of IBBY Malaysia passed
away on 24 September 2012 after a long battle with cancer.
Shahaneem was born in 1949, and has been involved in IBBY since MBBY was reformed and readmitted to IBBY in 2001. For many years she was the director of Selangor Public Library Corporation, in Shah Alam. In recognition of her contributions and achievements to children's literature and reading promotion activities, as well as for her work in libraries and women's associations, she was awarded various honorary titles from His Royal Highness, including DSSA in 1998, which carries the title Datin Paduka. She was elected to the IBBY Executive Committee at the General Assembly in Cape Town in 2004 and served as an EC member until 2006. During her time on the EC Shahaneem participated in meetings and served on various committees.