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Monday, June 4, 2007

Bahasa Malaysia eh Bahasa Melayu eh Bahasa Malaysia

“The Malay language belongs to Malaysians of all races and not just the Malays. The term Bahasa Malaysia would instil a sense of belonging,” Zainuddin told The Star yesterday.

Then why the change at the first place. Blame on Anwar Ibrahim. Why now after 20 years? There are many Education Ministers after Anwar, who could have thought about it. Not only that, but there are so many cabinet ministers in the past 20 years who should have thought the idea at the first place. So please do not pint point at others. True he make a mistake due to Malayism which is a step backwards but at the same time for the sake of this country a Malaysian Malaysia is definitely good for this country. It is healthy among all Malaysian to have a Bahasa Malaysia. AND I'm for it.

The Malays, for example, must not see Bahasa Malaysia as a language used (solely) by themselves. If Malays truly want to promote the language regionally or globally, they should not be worried if others use it for religious reasons such as their books and sermons in the Bahasa Malaysia language such as the Bahasa Malaysia Bible but ban, I wonder, now who is the one that contradict.

Similarly, non-Malays would also should not see the language as a Malay language but a language that belongs to them for being Malaysian. As such it is to show that the language does not belong to just one race. As Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim said the move is for national unity.

well let us see how unified, we can established. Let us see.

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