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Language: Malay

  • Apr 22, 2012
  • 05:15 PM

'Bahasa rojak affecting Malay language'

Bruneians should lessen the use of bahasa rojak or Malay infused with other languages in conversation, said the head of Magazine and Journal Planning Department at the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP).
  • Feb 22, 2012
  • 04:38 PM

Korean expert fears jawi script increasingly being forgotten

Broneo Post Online
KUALA LUMPUR: A Korean expert in Jawi has expressed concern that the script is increasingly being forgotten in Malaysia, especially by the younger generation. Prof Dr Kang Kyoung Seok, of the Pusan University of Foreign Studies who lectures at the Sultan Idris University of Education (UPSI), said that if such a situation continues, the script may become extinct.
  • Dec 14, 2011
  • 12:17 AM

Giving evidence

Bhag Singh / Malaysia Star
WE all know that Bahasa Malaysia is the national language. However, if a person is called to court as a witness, must he give evidence using Bahasa Malaysia or can he choose to give evidence in any other language?
  • Aug 15, 2011
  • 04:29 PM

Time to 'rampas' and restore glory of Bahasa

Azmi Anshar / New Straits Times
THIS is what is suspected of the future of Bahasa Malaysia/Melayu: in a generation’s time, it is possible to be very familiar with the English language, even conversing on a market level, simply by learning and studying the Malay language in its current form.
  • Jul 13, 2011
  • 01:10 AM

Take pride in BM, says Muhyiddin

Malaysia Star
KUALA LUMPUR: More linguistic and literary activities involving people of all races should be held during the celebration of the National Language Month in October, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
  • Jun 28, 2011
  • 02:24 PM

Malay Language At Crossroads: Going Back To Where We Started

Melati Mohd Ariff / Bernama
..."What is more worrying is, even if it does not become extinct, the Malay language will no longer be the language of civilisation, especially the language of knowledge. If the current decay continues, the Malay language may no longer serve as the language for administration, jurisprudence and even philosophy," Dr Awang said.
  • Jun 25, 2011
  • 10:09 PM

Malay Language Council releases compilation of Malay folk songs for children

Riz Sunawan / Channel News Asia
SINGAPORE: An album has been recorded of 25 Malay folk songs for children. It is by the Malay Language Council to commemorate the Malay Language Month in July. The Malay Language Month was held once every two years before this.
  • Apr 30, 2011
  • 02:21 AM

Learn from the Indian experience

Malaysia Star
Despite Hindi being the national language of India, it is not learnt and spoken by all, because, it is not compulsory to study our national language. But, in Malaysia, there is a single language Bahasa Malaysia which is strictly implemented and hence every Malaysian, wherever they go, can converse among themselves.
  • Apr 25, 2011
  • 01:00 PM

Be proud of national language, says Muhyiddin

Joseph Kaos Jr. / The Malay Mail
KUALA LUMPUR: Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin wants Malaysians to be proud of its national language and not be ashamed of using it in official functions and their daily work.
  • Apr 25, 2011
  • 01:42 AM

GE: Dr Yaacob disappointed with negative reactions to Malay language issue

Patwant Singh /
SINGAPORE : Environment and Water Resources Minster Yaacob Ibrahim has spoken of enhancing the teaching of the Malay Language, including methods being used to teach foreign languages.