A Brief Background
It is a project with the concept created in line with the government's call to private sectors to play its role in Nation Building towards Vision 2020 and, it is related to all walks of life. As the National Record-Keeper, MBR is an official body that recognises recordholders, recordbreakers and recordcreators in the country. Upon confirmation of their feats, achievements and creations, MBR issues certificates to them.
A Project that instils the Spirit to
Strive for Excellence
To fulfil the goals and purposes to acknowledge, recognise and record all achievements, creations and human feats, appropriate stages were set, such as the compilation of all records for the publication of The Malaysia Book of Records and the production of The Malaysia Book of Records TV Series.
The Malaysia Book of Records' First Edition was successfully launched on December 9, 1998, unveiling the the best of Malaysians and Malaysia in one book for the first time in Malaysian history.
The Malaysia Book of Records' weekly TV series which outset on October 6, 1996 on RTM TV2 also serves as the most powerful medium in providing the acknowledgement and recognition to all Malaysians who in one way or another, had taken the extra miles to make our country and her people proud.
How it Started
This unorthodox Malaysian idea formed in 1990 when Mr. Danny Ooi, the Founder of The Malaysia Book of Records, stumbled upon a few questions regarding extraordinary feats set by Malaysians.
He recalled seeing a man cycling for days at the Merdeka Stadium, trying to set a world record and, another individual, who travelled from state to state by walking. The letter was hoping his attempt could be entered in the Guinness Book of Records.
Realising that none of these feats and attempts could be recorded or kept, Mr Ooi felt it was time that proper recognition should be given to such aspiration, effort and determination exhibited by Malaysians.
Therefore, MBR is set to motivate and inspire Malaysians to excel in various fields to the extent of surpassing the world's standard. This also serves as a tool in highlighting Malaysia to the world.
MBR Awards Night
at National and State Level
Starting December 1998, The Malaysia Book of Records had successfully organised a national level and two states' level, Sabah and Melaka respectively at MBR Awards Night.
With true determination and ambitions, The Malaysia Book of Records has been and will always be there for all Malaysians who are ready to create, achieve and exhibit the spirit of "Malaysia Boleh".