Tag: Malaysia

Language Conflict in Malaysian Courts

Tan Sri Adenan Satem, the Chief Minister of Sarawak, one of two Malaysian states on the island of Borneo, is stirring up controversy by giving the English language equal status to Bahasa Malaysia as the preferred official language of the Sarawak state administration. “We are not living on the moon and I am being practical,” Adenan said of his decision. “It...

Multilingual Malaysia

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Gordon Berrick sees Malaysia’s language skills leading to its successThe classroom filled almost imperceptibly, and by the scheduled 7:30 p.m, start, 30 students were ready to begin their twelve-week course in the Thai language in a meeting room at the YMCA in Penang, Malaysia.Combining both humble grace and engaging discourse, Professor Prim quickly brought the class to their task...