MELAKA: The circulate to introduce the artwork of khat (a form of Malay-Arabic calligraphy writing) as part of the Bahasa Melayu problem for Year Four college students next yr is final.
Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad stated the authorities had never barred different races from retaining the written script in their respective mom tongues, making Malaysia quite special.
“The Chinese written script isn’t always allowed in different countries, including countries consisting of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.
“It is something special in Malaysia, which did not bar the written script of the respective communities,” he said.
Dr. Mahathir additionally stated it changed into “now not right” for positive quarters in DAP and numerous businesses to be against the art of khat.
“The art of Khat calligraphy is one which is considered to be a pleasant art and I suppose that we must keep with it.”
Dr. Mahathir stated this during a dialogue session with college undergraduates at the Semarak Merdeka Townhall program, here, these days.
The high minister’s reaction acquired a roaring reception from the two,000 humans present on the program which become moderated with the aid of state Industry, Trade and Investment Committee chairman Datuk Mohd Rafiq Naizamohideen.
Also, gift turned into Johor Mentri Besar, Datuk Dr. Sahruddin Jamal; Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof; Education, Science, Technology, Green Technology and Innovation exco, Noor Effendi Ahmad.
On Friday, the Ministry of Education in a statement said the introduction of khat as part of the Bahasa Melayu issue for Year Four students might be implemented subsequent yr as deliberate.
Dr. Mahathir becomes commenting on the remarks made by way of DAP grassroots leaders, along with a number of its nation assemblymen, who are towards the circulate.
Meanwhile, the high minister said the state would no longer have finished independence without politics.
He stated this become despite the view through positive quarters who felt that politics turned into grimy.
Dr. Mahathir said politics, in reality, had provided blessings to the humans and the united states by means of serving as a catalyst for previous leaders to disencumber the state from the profession.
“What is incorrect isn’t always politics however the actions of the politicians. When they may be in energy, they abuse power, steal cash, coaching corruption and suppress others,” he said.
Commenting at the hardships of former leaders who fought for u. S. A .’s independence, Dr. Mahathir said the more youthful generation have to commemorate and admire their sacrifices, which averted to the formation of the Malayan Union with the aid of the British.
“The unification of the people succeeded in thwarting the British plan, political cognizance united the humans until they rose to call for independence in 1957,” he said.