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Trust issues ingrained for decades need to be addressed by the Pakatan Harapan government.
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Dr Mah Hang Soon says the DAP has to face the electorate and state its position on the four major issues of khat, Zakir Naik, Lynas and Dong Zhong, which hold “substantial magnitude in paving Malaysia’s future.”
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PETALING JAYA: Perlis mufti Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin has criticised those he claims disregard the dominance of the Malays in Malaysia, saying the idea that all races are equal in moulding a nation’s ...
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KUCHING: Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) has accused Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad of adding fuel to the fire by labelling Chinese education group Dong Zong as “racist”.
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Cabinet's decision to allow Year Four pupils to decide whether they want to learn jawi writing from next year has raised eyebrows, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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The prime minister has called Dong Zong (the National Chinese School Committees’ Association) racist because of its opposition to the inclusion of khat in the primary school Bahasa Melayu curriculum...
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PETALING JAYA: Parents of Year Four pupils in vernacular schools will get to decide if their children will be taught the jawi script.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 14): Jawi writing will be introduced into the Bahasa Melayu subject for Year 4 pupils at national-type schools next year, as decided by the Cabinet.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Jawi writing will be introduced into the Bahasa Melayu subject for Year 4 pupils at national-type schools next year, as decided by the Cabinet.
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PETALING JAYA: Rights group Suaram has called on the government to hold a public dialogue or forum to address the controversy over the implementation of khat in vernacular schools.
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PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet has decided that khat lessons will be renamed Jawi and will be introduced in the syllabus for Year 4 primary school pupils in vernacular schools, despite the backlash from v...
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PETALING JAYA: Parents of Year Four pupils in vernacular schools will get to decide if their children will be taught the Jawi script.
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PETALING JAYA: The Cabinet discussed at length the issue of khat or Jawi calligraphy being taught in schools during its weekly meeting on Wednesday (Aug 14), say sources.
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PETALING JAYA: Emir Haady Imran Zulkharnain (pix), 16, will be the youngest student at the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in Dublin when the academic year starts in September.
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ADUN SPEAKS | Zakir Naik, a man banned from entering many countries and wanted in India for money-laundering and inciting terrorism is hero-worshipped in Malaysia.
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Of late, Malaysia has been debating the khat issue.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP is partly to be blamed for causing Chinese education group Dong Zong to be labelled as racist, says MCA Youth.
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PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is downright peeved by dirty public toilets for it is a reflection of Malaysians’ lack of civic consciousness.
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PUTRAJAYA: Civic Education, which has been taught in schools nationwide since June, is an effort to mould Malaysia’s schoolchildren into individuals who are responsible, have high moral standing and can play their role in society.
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KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): The implementation of Civic Education in schools beginning in June this year will focus on four core values of love, happiness, respect and responsibility.
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LETTER | Of late Malaysia has been debating on the khat issue.
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PUTRAJAYA: 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 Dr Maszlee...
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PETALING JAYA: The war of words between DAP’s Charles Santiago and the federal government is continuing, with the Klang MP now training his guns at Education Minister Maszlee Malik for implying that...
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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: DAP’s Lim Kit Siang (pix) said the Education Ministry’s previous statement that it still welcomes views on the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools is an opening fo...
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Lim Kit Siang – File photo KUALA LUMPUR: DAP’s Lim Kit Siang said the Education Ministry’s previous statement that it still welcomes views on the introduction of Jawi calligraphy in vernacular ...
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Zong today denied Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s accusation that Dong Zong is racist for objecting to the introduction of khat in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: The DAP, by using pornography to explain the use of Jawi to the Chinese, has insulted the community and indirectly hurt the feelings of people, especially the Malays, says Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.
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UPDATED SEPANG: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today again launched a scathing attack on Chinese educationist group Dong Zong, but stopped short of saying whether the government would ban the organisation amid a...
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KUCHING: Sarawak DAP has criticised Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for labelling Chinese education group Dong Zong as “racists”, describing his statement as “inappropriate”.
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PUTRAJAYA: Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, according to Education Minister Dr...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said civic education was important as it would inculcate good values and ways to be better citizens in children.He said this at the launch of Civic Education on ...
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The Prime Minister has voiced his dismay over the condition of public toilets in the country.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 13): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and co...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 — 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...
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Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad poses for a picture with school students when launching the national-level civics education for schools in Putrajaya today.
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PUTRAJAYA (Aug 13): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and co...
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PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad today spoke briefly on toilet habits in the country during an event to launch the re-introduction of civic lessons in schools.
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PETALING JAYA: Selangor Mentri Besar Amirudin Shari must explain why he wants to promote a proposed amendment to allow the unilateral conversion of minors in the state, PKR said yesterday.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia's Youth wing has launched an online petition calling the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong to be banned.
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PUTRAJAYA: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik was tight-lipped when asked if the issue on the introduction of khat in primary schools will be raised by DAP ministers in Cabinet on Wednesday (Aug 14).
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Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and considerate...
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PUTRAJAYA: The Prime Minister has voiced his dismay over the condition of public toilets in the country.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang (pix) today said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad was wrong to label the United Chinese School Committees’ Association, Dong Zong as racists.
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PETALING JAYA: A political analyst has given warning that the DAP’s failure to overcome the khat issue could result in a low voter turnout among the Chinese community at the next general election.
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PETALING JAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s labelling of the Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as “racist” has sparked calls to rise above name-calling, amid criticism of the prime minister for bein...
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KOTA KINABALU: The United Association of Private Chinese Secondary School Committees, Sabah (Sabah Dong Zong) will join the petition to oppose the inclusion of khat or Jawi calligraphy in Bahasa Melay...
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PETALING JAYA: The Prime Minister’s labelling of Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as "racist" was “uncalled for” and “most regretted”, says Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh.
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LANGKAWI: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has labelled Chinese educationist group Dong Zong “racist” over the khat issue.
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PETALING JAYA: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today hit out at Chinese education group Dong Zong, labelling them “racists”, amid continued objection to the introduction of khat in the Year 4 B...
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PETALING JAYA: Johor DAP chief Liew Chin Tong has called on party members to be steadfast in keeping Pakatan Harapan intact amid anger over the introduction of khat in the Year 4 Bahasa Melayu syllabu...
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PETALING JAYA: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said he would again propose a review of the plan to introduce khat in the Bahasa Melayu curriculum for Year Four pupils in vernacular schools.
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PETALING JAYA: DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng says he will again propose to review the implementation of khat in the Year 4 Bahasa Melayu syllabus at the coming Cabinet meeting.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah is studying the proposed amendment to allow the unilateral conversion of minors in the state, Selangor Mentri Besar (MB) Amirudin Shari said toda...
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PETALING JAYA: Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P Waytha Moorthy today denied speaking to a news portal about khat lessons in Tamil schools, saying he never spoke to its journalists or is...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP’s Kluang MP Wong Shu Qi today maintained that her remarks on Jawi and pornographic material were taken out of context, accusing MCA and Umno of misleading the public and playing u...
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PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has been challenged to name those whom he claimed are conspiring to sow mistrust between.
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IPOH: The Perak Chinese School Boards Association will hold a signature collection campaign to appeal for khat (Jawi calligraphy) not to be introduced to Year Four pupils in Chinese schools.
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IPOH: A book on the ceremonial traditions of Perak royalty was launched today by the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah.
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Threats and intimidation are not the way in trying to resolve problems in our country.
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The Cabinet has approved the introduction of khat in Bahasa Melayu subject forYear Four students in vernacular schools to be implemented as planned from nextyear.“The Cabinet also decided that the i...
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PETALING JAYA: Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has refuted Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad's statement that the teaching of khat was the same as what was introduced in 2012.
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‘National’ issues are distracting us from celebrating our national events as a united nation.
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PETALING JAYA: A DAP leader says learning Jawi is easier than Mandarin as it only has 37 alphabets and hopes that more people will learn it.
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PETALING JAYA: An Umno vice-president today questioned the education ministry’s objective in making khat calligraphy for Year 4 students optional and reducing the topic to three pages of the Bahasa ...
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PETALING JAYA: Education groups and social media users continue to criticise the government’s decision to introduce khat in the Year 4 Bahasa Melayu syllabus next year.
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PETALING JAYA: Chinese educationist groups Dong Zong and Jiao Dong have once again trained their guns on the government’s decision to introduce a chapter on khat in the Year 4 Bahasa Melayu syllabus...
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PETALING JAYA: The National Union of the Teaching Profession (NUTP) says it is up to teachers to decide the best method to expose their students to the art of khat.
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PETALING JAYA: Controversial novelist Faisal Tehrani has waded into the Jawi-khat debate, launching a strongly worded attack on those opposed to the teaching of the script in schools, saying they are ...
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PUTRAJAYA: Khat calligraphy should be an elective subject and not part of the curriculum in schools, said former minister Rafidah Aziz.
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 7 — Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Wan Salim Mohd Nor explained today that khat is a calligraphic style using the jawi script and is used purely for decorative and artistic purposes.
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KUCHING, Aug 7 — Sarawak Baru (SB), a coalition of three local parties, urged the Education Ministry to heed the strong objections to the introduction of Khat or Jawi calligraphy as part of the Baha...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Tracing, copying the jawi characters and adding the dots to produce khat calligraphy is all that is required of Year Four pupils in national-type Chinese and national-type Tamil primary ...
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Tracing, copying the Jawi characters and adding the dots to produce khat calligraphy is all that is required of Year Four pupils in national-type Chinese and national-type Tamil primary schools, or SJ...
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PETALING JAYA: Bukit Gelugor MP Ramkarpal Singh today dismissed a report that DAP members at a special meeting on Monday had been told to toe the line regarding the stir over the introduction of khat ...
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File photo for illustration purposes KUALA LUMPUR: Tracing, copying the jawi characters and adding the dots to produce khat calligraphy is all that is required of Year Four pupils in national-type Ch...
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PETALING JAYA: A DAP leader says party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng has warned members against “acting like the opposition” following the controversy over the introduction of khat calligraphy in...
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KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 6 — Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching today confirmed that Chinese and Tamil education groups have agreed to have khat taught in schools.
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KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has told the federal education ministry to focus on more pressing issues, particularly the dilapidated schools in the state, instead of coming up with “questionable” policies.
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Lim Kit Siang is right of course.
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PAS has called on DAP ministers to quit their jobs following what it said were their conflicting stands with the cabinet.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Amid fears of a rift in the DAP, party secretary-general Lim Guan Eng said last night the party remained united in the face of community fears over lessons on khat (Jawi calligraphy) in ...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Senior leaders of the DAP, faced with community fury over khat (Jawi calligraphy) lessons in vernacular schools, were holding a meeting late into the night at party headquarters tonight.
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KUCHING: The Sarawak United Peoples’ Party has urged the federal government to give the state full autonomy over education policy following a decision to introduce lessons on khat calligraphy in ver...
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PUTRAJAYA: Khat is an art form and does not involve any religious element, Deputy Prime Minister Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said today, as controversy continued to rage over the calligraphic form of Jaw...
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Members of Bagan MCA expressed their disappointment after an unidentified staff member from the Bagan DAP service centre threw away a written appeal and a mirror shortly after receiving it.The appeal ...
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Members of MCA Bagan expressed their disappointment after an unidentified staff member from the Bagan DAP service centre threw away a written appeal and a mirror shortly after receiving it.The appeal ...
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PUTRAJAYA, Aug 5 — Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail has promised today to address the public’s concern, particularly the ethnic Chinese, on the introduction of khat, or Ar...
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The limited hours in school should be utilised for the pursuance of practical knowledge, according to former law minister Zaid Ibrahim.
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GEORGE TOWN, Aug 5 — Putrajaya should be focusing on strengthening science, English, technology and mathematics (STEM) subjects instead of forcing khat writing on primary school students, Gerakan’...
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Menglembu assemblyperson Steven Chaw met the incensed father who threw eggs at his service centre to protest Putrajaya's decision to introduce “khat” (Jawi calligraphy) into the syllabus for verna...
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This morning over breakfast in the South Indian city of Salem, Tamil Nadu, my conversation with Lim Kit Siang invariably gravitated to the controversial topic of the proposed introduction of khat call...
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MP SPEAKS | My generation was a victim of Jawi illiterate (buta Jawi) during the primary years when the subject was not taught anymore in classrooms.
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KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Maszlee Malik says he is ready to consider any proposal for the introduction of other styles of calligraphy apart from khat, or jawi writing, in the school curriculum.
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A PKR lawmaker today suggested for the government to offer khat or Jawi writing as an elective subject at the secondary level and take measures to improve basic use of Bahasa Melayu at Chinese-type pr...
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Chong (centre), flanked by Yong (left) and Sim, speaking at the press conference.
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ADUN SPEAKS | This morning over breakfast in the South Indian city of Salem, my conversation with DAP veteran Lim Kit Siang invariably gravitated to the controversial topic of the proposed introductio...
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PETALING JAYA: Lim Kit Siang today weighed on the controversial plan to introduce khat in the Year 4 Bahasa Melayu syllabus next year, saying that he too had learned Jawi and it did not make him any l...