MPH Group Malaysia Sdn Bhd
is a Malaysian
group of companies best known for its book retailing
and online retailing services as well as being involved in the printing, publishing and distribution of books and library services in Malaysia and Singapore
. Its bookstore
chain, MPH Bookstores Sdn Bhd
, headquartered in Petaling Jaya
, is among the largest in Malaysia after Popular
The Triglot Vocabulary, Sixth Edition (1913): published by the Methodist Publishing House and originally compiled by its founder William Girdlestone Shellabear with the Rev. B. F. West, not credited in this edition.
Captain W.G. Shellabear
is recognized as the founder of MPH. In 1890, he established the Amelia Bishop Press
, publishing Christian
literature. The company eventually began publishing secular works as well, changing its name to the American Mission Press
in 1893. In the 1900s, Rev. William T. Cherry expanded the organization's activities to printing, publishing, bookselling, and book distribution. He changed the company's name to Methodist Publishing House
in 1906, giving rise to the acronym 'MPH', as the company is known today.
MPH underwent further name changes between the 1920s and 1960s but the acronym remained. The company also changed ownership multiple times, being acquired by an Indonesian
consortium in 1966, then a Hong Kong
group in 1972 and finally by Singaporean entrepreneur Simon Cheong
in 1999. In 2002, Jalinan Inspirasi Sdn Bhd, acquired the company. This was the first time MPH became a wholly Malaysian-owned company.
An MPH book store at Alamanda Putrajaya
MPH has also branched out into the online book retailing in 2000.
- ^ a b "About MPH Bookstores (Singapore) Pte Ltd". MPH Group. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
- ^ a b c d "A Passage Through Time - A Brief History of MPH". MPH Group. Archived from the original on 30 June 2018. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
- ^ "About Us". Popular Book Company (M) Sdn Bhd. Archived from the original on August 13, 2010. Retrieved July 28, 2010.
- ^ Ho, Olivia (22 September 2019). "MPH to return in November with new books-and-lifestyle store at SingPost Centre". The Straits Times. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
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