On Going Projects

 The Formal Bahasa Malaysia Bible Project

BSM will embark on the formal translation of the whole Bible into Bahasa Malaysia. The project is expected to take about 12 years to complete.




The Murut Timugon Bible Project

Murut Timugon warriors

The translation of the Full Bible into the Murut Timugon language was completed in 2011 and is currently undergoing checking and correction. The project which started in 2006 has finally bore fruit after 6 years of labour. The publication and dedication of the Murut Timugon Bible is expected to take place in 2013.
The Murut Timugon is a sub tribe of the Muruts which are found mainly in the Tenom region in Sabah.


The Rungus Bible Project
The full Rungus Bible has now been completed after 11 years of hardwork. It is undergoing checking and some revision . The checking and revision are expected to be completed by end 2012. The publication and dedication of the full Rungus Bible is scheduled to take place in 2013.

Rungus Women

The Rungus are an ethnic group of Borneo, residing primarily in northern Sabah in the area surrounding Kudat, Kota Marudu and Kota Belud. A sub-group of the Kadazan-Dusun ethnic, they have a distinctive language (Rungus/Momogun language), dress (Sulung), architecture, customs, and oral literature. As with most indigenous ethnic groups in North Borneo, culture revolves around rice. Many Rungus now work in town like Kudat, Sikuati, Bandau, and Kota Belud and have abandoned the communal life of the longhouse for modern Malaysian society. Traditionally they are pagan but most Rungus are now Christian.


The Biatah Bible Project

The Biatah New Testament has been published and distributed since 2003. However, the Old Testament has been translated but publication of the Complete Biatah Bible has been delayed due the need of some revisions. BSM hopes to bring to fruition the whole Biatah Bible in 2013.

Bidayuh couple

The Biatah language is spoken by the Bidayuhs in Sarawak. The Bidayuh is a large tribe. Bidayuh is the collective name for several indigenous groups found in southern Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, that are broadly similar in language and culture). The name “Bidayuh” means ‘inhabitants of land’. Originally from the western part of Borneo, the collective name Land Dayak was first used during the period of Rajah James Brooke, the White Rajah of Sarawak. They constitute one of the main indigenous groups in Sarawak and live in towns and villages around Kuching and Samarahan in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. Related groups are also found in the Indonesian province of West Kalimantan. Most of the Bidayuhs are Christians.