Drs. Bahri Rajib is a retired Malay linguist with over 40 years of primary, secondary and junior college teaching experience with the Ministry of Education (MOE). He is a scriptwriter for radio and author of children’s picture books since 1976. He has published a novel, short stories, numerous poetry as well as school textbooks and Malay educational supplementary materials. He is the creator of Fonik Ria Cepat Membaca, a comprehensive Malay phonics reading system for children, and is currently an adjunct teacher at the School of the Arts Singapore.