Not a very long time ago, I wrote about this fabulous association (Esastera Malaysia) that unites both local and ASEAN e-writers, poets, literature practitioners/activists/fans alike.
Last week, they did it again!
Esastera is embarking on a journey to become a global player in the e-literature market.
The founder Prof. Dr. Ir. Wan Abu Bakar alongside with Ah Karim, Puzi Hadi together with Ilya Kablam and Hijasri of GLP not only painstakingly contributed towards the success of ASEAN E-Writer Award simultaneously HESCOM 2016 but also helped out in few other events all held in different places including Pondok Pesantren Al-Fath Kota Cilegon, Banten and International E-Literature Seminar Indonesia and Malaysia (SISIM) 2016 where Prof. Ir. Wan and Puzi among speakers/representatives from Malaysia.
The events have also witnessed the corporate social responsibility rendered by E-Sastera towards the needies.
Rois; who is soft spoken and humble; enjoys a reputation of being a 3-years consecutive recipient of the HESCOM Award by Esastera Malaysia- the highest appreciation;by far; ever given to any ASEAN e-poet/writer.
(Rois is also practicing his own personal social responsibility by leading the Rumah Baca Bintang Al-Ikhlas (RBBAI) Banten (House of Reading) focussing on issues of education guided by the values of religion, moral, social and cultural)
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Among international poets attending the events are Rohani Din, Mahroso Doloh, Zamree Idris, Jayaraksa Mukti etc.
Other parties involved - including Reps from Banten Education Department/Cilegon Education Office and Pondok Pesantren Al-Fath Kota Cilegon, Banten and Yayasan Al-Khairiyah Banu Al-Qomar, Karangtengah Cilegon.