Under the International Coorperation Initiative, the Society of Biblical Literature is now making its full and student membership subscriptions very affordable to scholars and students from countries "with a GDP per capita substantially lower than the average GDP per capita of the USA and the European Union." Malaysia is one country falling into this category.
As such for a Malaysian, a full membership is now only US$15 (normal rate US$65) and a student membership is US$10 (normal rate US$25). To take advantage of this reduced membership rate, one needs to download a special membership form and submit it to SBL.
I would strongly encourage all my students interested in biblical scholarship, particularly those who would like to do further postgraduate studies, to take advantage of this offer and sign up as a member of SBL.