Pelangi Publishing Group (PPG) was founded in 1979 by a team of young entrepreneurs. Within a period of 38 years, the company has grown from strength to strength, publishing over 10,000 titles spanning multiple languages.
The founders, Mr. Sum Kown Cheek and Mr. Yap Chong Koy, were both former teachers who saw the potential demand for locally written revision books in the national language as, at that time, there were only a handful of such books available in the market when the Cambridge Examination System was replaced by the local examination system and the medium of instruction changed from English to Bahasa Malaysia. The partners’ initial goal was to assist students in their efforts to prepare themselves for the new examination system. Their first publications were translations of past-year examination papers with suggested model answers for core subjects such as mathematics and science.