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PETALING JAYA: A member of the PPBM Supreme Council, Tariq Ismail, has called for the establishment of a single schooling system in which the quality of national schools is raised to be better than ve...
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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A WOMAN who was trying to sell off her infant for 1, 000 rupees (RM60) at a bus station in Telangana, India, has been arrested, Malaysia Nanban reported.
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PETALING JAYA: Umno deputy president Mohamad Hasan has criticised the Cabinet’s decision to allow vernacular schools the choice to introduce Jawi script as part of their Bahasa Malaysia syllabus for...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 — DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang has shifted the blame on the policy decision to teach vernacular school students jawi to ministers under the previous Barisan Nasional government.
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Eggs rained on Menglembu assemblyperson Steven Chaw's service centre in Ipoh during the height of the controversy over making khat (Jawi calligraphy) compulsory in the Bahasa Malaysia syllabus for Sta...
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DESPITE protests from a friend, a man in Thailand had durian together with wine and died after a few hours, reported China Press.DESPITE protests from a friend, a man in Thailand had durian together with wine and died after a few hours, reported China Press.
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Compiled by Clarissa Chung, C. Aruno and R. AravinthanTHE long-awaited Tamil school at Sungai Pelek in Sepang, Selangor, will begin construction next month, Malaysia Nanban reported Ronnie Liu as sayi...
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In the wake of the contentious inclusion of khat in the school syllabus, DeputyEducation Minister Teo Nie Ching said she has nothing else to add on the issueafter promising to hold more consultations...
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The DAP grassroots grouping that had objected to the implementation of Jawi khat for Year 4 pupils said it now accepts the latest solution provided by the Education Ministry.
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Pakatan Harapan party chiefs are calling for the nation to come together amidst heightened racial and religious tension following the recent khat (Jawi calligraphy) controversy.
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YouTube has awarded KiniTV with the 'Golden Play Button' Award for surpassing one million subscribers on the platform in May 2019.
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KUCHING: Bukit Aman has launched an investigation into the United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) following calls for the Chinese education group to be banned, a news report said.
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AFTER intensive treatment in London for her germ cell tumour, Ainul Mardhiah Ahmad Safiuddin (pic) celebrated her first birthday, reported Kosmo!.
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A HIDDEN camera was found inside a women’s toilet at a bubble tea shop in Bukit Mertajam, reported Guang Ming Daily.
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An umbrella body of Chinese youth groups has condemned Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for his remarks labelling Dong Zong as a racist group.
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Several national laureates are urging Putrajaya to forge ahead with the introduction of khat art (Jawi calligraphy) lessons in the Year Four Bahasa Malaysia syllabus next year.
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Malaysian Indian Women's Association (MAIMA) president Pooja Kamalambigaisays the NGO will be objecting Putrajaya's plan to introduce khat (Jawicalligraphy) art in Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbooks...
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Former minister Rais Yatim (photo, above) has backed calls for controversial preacher Zakir Naik to be deported to India.
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Malacca DAP has called on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad to retract his labelling of Dong Zong as "racist", saying the attack had turned the khat issue from an education to a racial one.
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Umno vice-president Mohamed Khaled Nordin (above) has described Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad's labelling of Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as “racist,” as accurate and a long-held view...
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MCA's national youth chairperson Nicole Wong Siaw Ting is upset that Chinese educationist group Dong Zong has been labelled racist by prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad - and she's pointing the finger...
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Klang MP Charles Santiago has fired a fresh salvo in the skirmish over whether Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad makes unilateral decisions on sensitive issues.
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KOTA KINABALU: Earthworm Foundation (EF), in collaboration with Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Avon, Nestlé and Wilmar International (Wilmar), has developed a directory of social services to h...
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Compiled by Nazreen Izahar and C. ArunoA THIEF who stole a woman’s underwear and a mobile phone had the gall later to send pictures of his private parts to the female contacts listed on the phone.
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Datuk Sebastian Ting Chew Yew MIRI: SUPP expressed shock and disbelief that  Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad called Chinese educationist group Dong Zong racist for merely pointing out their c...
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Dato Vincent Lau SIBU: Former Dong Zong chief Temenggong Dato Vincent Lau says it was not right to brand the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Don Zong) as racist for objecti...
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DAP has backed Dong Zong amid the tussle over the introduction of khat in the primary school Year 4 syllabus, saying that it is not a racist organisation despite accusations on the contrary and calls ...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has come out in defence of Chinese education group Dong Zong, saying the party does not agree it is racist as claimed by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mo...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — DAP said today it believes that Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has no intention of ever banning Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, amid calls for such a move from c...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong have pointed to a statement by Putrajaya-backed missionary group Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia (Yadim) to defend its acc...
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Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
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Dr Kelvin Yii KUCHING: The labeling of Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as racist by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is wrong, said Sarawak DAP Youth secretary Dr Kelvin Yii.
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COMMENTARY, Aug 13 — I am sure the people behind the vernacular education lobby group Dong Zong do not see themselves as racists.
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YOURSAY | ‘Better scrap the whole thing if it is a half-baked solution with no benefits.’ Maszlee: Teachers to decide how to teach khat, lessons cut to 3 pages MatahariSuria: Stick the three pages...
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MP SPEAKS | Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohammad was wrong to brand Dong Zong as “racist”, but Dong Zong was not right to claim that the khat lesson for Chinese/Tamil primary schools’ Standard F...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 13 — Observers say that poor communication coupled with the previous government’s Muslims-only exclusivity for certain Arabic words contributed to the rejection of khat by vernac...
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MCA president Wee Ka Siong said objections to the introduction of khat lessons for Standard 4 pupils, which includes vernacular schools, were more about the future of multi-stream education and not ab...
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Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin has likened Chinese educationist group Dong Zong to a terrorism threat.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad has responded sarcastically to those who had criticised his position on several issues that have not been popular with Pakatan Harapan's core supporters.
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the government had in the past decided to convert Bahasa Malaysia, which was originally in Jawi, to the Roman script as it had been thoughtful of the needs of t...
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Lim Guan Eng – File photo KUCHING: The Cabinet may review its decision to introduce khat or Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools on Wednesday, barely a week after it was announced that the matter...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng today said that he will appeal for a review of khat lessons in vernacular schools at this Wednesday’s Cabinet meeting, as minority protest...
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DAP might just be suffering a crisis of confidence as a result of the khat debate, admits its international secretary Teo Nie Ching.
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Finance minister Lim Guan Eng (above) has vowed to once more propose the review of Putrajaya’s plan to introduce khat (Jawi calligraphy) art in Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbooks for vernacular sc...
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In the wake of the contentious inclusion of khat in the school syllabus, Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching has promised to hold more consultations when reviewing Bahasa Malaysia textbooks in t...
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Pakatan Harapan lawmaker Wong Shu Qi today accused the opposition of taking her speech on the introduction of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in schools out of context in a bid to play up racial sentiments.
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AN elderly Indian man with facial injuries and signs of memory loss was rescued by passers-by and sent to the Banting Hospital, Malaysia Nanban reported.
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IT’S a classic Chinese fairy tale but the inclusion of The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl into a Year Five textbook had drawn flak from parents in China, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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PETALING JAYA: A Johore DAP politician under fire for purportedly linking Jawi with pornographic material says her explanations had been taken out of context when used in translated subtitles in a wid...
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PETALING JAYA: The minister for national unity, P Waytha Moorthy, has joined the debate on khat (Jawi calligraphy) lessons in vernacular schools, saying the teaching of Jawi calligraphy was not realis...
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Minister in the Prime Minister's Department P Waythamoorthy, who is in charge of national unity, said he disagrees with the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in Tamil schools.
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In an ultimately vain attempt to quell the storm within his own ranks over the khat controversy, DAP’s Lim Kit Siang remarked that he had studied Jawi and it didn’t make him any less Chinese.
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Lim Kit Siang has said that DAP would need time to rebuild the trust of supporters and convince the latter they were not betrayed by the party over the recent khat (Jawi calligraphy) controversy.
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MP SPEAKS | Good sense should prevail now that the dust has settled on the Jawi/khat fuss.
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PETALING JAYA: A petition against the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in vernacular schools is being organised by the Chinese schools movement (Dong Zhong), it was reported today.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 — The United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) has initiated a petition to oppose the teaching of khat in vernacular schools citing alleged Islamisation, despite...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) will reportedly organise a petition to oppose the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in vernacular schools.
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The United Chinese School Committees Association (Dong Zong) will launch a petition to oppose the teaching of khat (Jawi calligraphy) in vernacular schools.
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PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has failed because the government, through the education ministry, has not gotten its priorities right in focusing its efforts on the fourth Industrial Revolution (IR 4.0), say...
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The Education Ministry under Maszlee Malik (photo, above) has been bogged down by one controversy after another, ranging from black shoes to matriculation and most recently the khat issue, but compreh...
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DAP parliamentary leader Lim Kit Siang defended his position on introducing Jawi khat (calligraphy art) lessons in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbook despite being heckled by unhappy voters over the ...
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A FARMER in Alor Setar forked out RM300 to buy 350 Jalur Gemilang to display his patriotism for the country and its independence, Sinar Harian reported.
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DAP's Bukit Assek assemblyperson Irene Mary Chang Oi Ling (photo, above) wants the Education Ministry to clarify its statement on the revision to the introduction of khat lessons in primary school.
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YOURSAY | ‘Mastering khat is a talent, and should be left to those interested to learn it.’ ‘Can’t force everyone to learn calligraphy’ - Rafidah weighs in on khat The Wakandan: Well said, f...
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The khat issue continues to haunt DAP with even veteran leader Lim Kit Siang coming in for some rough treatment at a "Hungry Ghost Festival" event at his Iskandar Puteri constituency in Johor.
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A professor who was due to appear on current affairs show, Analisis Bersama Finaz Yunus, had to withdraw at the last minute after being threatened by an NGO not to appear.
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Teachers would decide on the method of teaching khat (Jawi calligraphy) whichhas been included in the Bahasa Malaysia syllabus for Standard 4 pupils startingnext year.Following objections from various...
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KUALA LUMPUR, August 9 — DAP's Lim Guan Eng has blamed misleading news reports and a lack of consultation by the Education Ministry with stakeholders as reasons behind the public furore over khat le...
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IPOH, Aug 9 — Tan Sri Lee Kim Yew should have his federal title revoked for dishonouring the national flag by changing its white stripes to black in a recent online post, Perak Bersatu Youth chief M...
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A lawyer's lament that a proposed unilateral conversion bill should have been debated in the Selangor state assembly is "misconceived", said DAP lawmaker Ramkarpal Singh.
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File photo for illustration purposes KUCHING: Chinese education group, Dong Jiao Zong, is adamant that the government must withdraw its decision to introduce khat or Jawi calligraphy for Year 4 pupil...
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 8): Khat (Jawi calligraphy) will be introduced as an optional lesson in the Bahasa Malaysia syllabus for Year Four next year, Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said.
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DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng hopes Malaysians can now move forward after Putrajaya decided that the introduction of khat in the Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia syllabus is optional.
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Dr Maszlee Malik – Bernama file photo KUCHING: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has indicated today that no exceptions will be given to Sarawak and Sabah in the implementation of khat or Jawi ca...
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Maszlee Malik KUCHING: The Federal Cabinet has refused to budge on the move to introduce khat or Jawi calligraphy in the Bahasa Malaysia syllabus for Year 4 pupils in vernacular schools next year.
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 8 ― Khat lessons for vernacular primary schools will begin next year as planned, Education Minister Maszlee Malik confirmed today.
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Selangor's four non-Muslim state executive councillors today had an audience with Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah at 11 am.
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Businessperson Lee Kim Yew has apologised for posting online an image of the Jalur Gemilang with its white stripes altered to black when criticising the government’s khat policy.
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YOURSAY | ‘It does appear that many DAP politicians lately have been transformed from lions into lambs.’ Guan Eng says Chinese daily raised fear over khat Wira: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, it's...
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National Economic Action Council member Rafidah Aziz has disagreed with theimplementation of khat writing in the Year Four Bahasa Malaysia syllabus, sayingone cannot be “forced” to learn calligrap...
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A Chinese education group have refuted Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching’s announcement yesterday that they have reached a consensus on the teaching of khat or Jawi calligraphy for Year 4 pupi...
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COMMENT | Malaysia’s rich heritage of cultures and linguistic diversity must enrich our identity as Malaysians.
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COMMENT | The Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) has followed the debate on the khat calligraphy issue.
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Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching may claim to have achieved “consensus” with educationist groups over khat, but the latter have maintained the government should postpone introducing it in p...
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National Economic Action Council member Rafidah Aziz has disagreed with the implementation of khat writing in the Year Four Bahasa Malaysia syllabus, saying one cannot be “forced” to learn calligr...
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A Sabah minister believes that learning khat (Jawi calligraphy) ought to be optional and has urged the Education Ministry to focus on more pressing issues.
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Malaysia’s rich heritage of cultures and linguistic diversity must enrich our identity as Malaysians.
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YOURSAY | ‘Please do not experiment with millions of our Malaysian children.’ PM: Not right to object to 'khat', other written languages were never opposed Caripasal: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mo...
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MUAR: Two Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leaders said yesterday a closed-door meeting Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had Monday with all Bersatu MPs, senators and menteris besar wa...
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MUAR (Aug 6): Two Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) leaders said today a closed-door meeting Bersatu chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad had yesterday with all Bersatu MPs, senators and menteris b...
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Dr James Jemut Masing KUCHING: Let Agama (religious) schools teach Jawi calligraphy to its students, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr James Jemut Masing.
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1. What is the issue? Revised Primary School Standards-Based Curriculum (KSSR) for the Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia syllabus will introduce khat calligraphy as part of the additional segment. 2.
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The raging debate over the government's plan to introduce a six-page lesson on khat calligraphy in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbook for vernacular schools next year has seen prominent media coverag...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — The Education Ministry (MOE) today issued a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) and answers on the introduction of khat in primary schools next year to alleviate some of t...
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ALOR SETAR, Aug 6 — A closed-door meeting Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad held yesterday with all MPs, senators and mentris besar from Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia (Bersatu) was a routine one, Bersatu ...
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DAP is united in their stand in the government's inclusion of khat in the fourth grade Bahasa Malaysia textbook.DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng told reporters that after a nearly five-hour meeting...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is still far from reaching the status of a developed country with a unified citizen that is ready to face the industrial challenges of the future, said Council of Eminent Person...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 5 — DAP’s Tras assemblyman Chow Yu Hui told reporters today that the party meeting tonight was to discuss the Education Ministry’s proposal to introduce khat in the school curr...