RM50k Fine And Jail For Disrespecting BM?
Emeritus Prof. Dato Dr Teo Kok Seong, Principal Research Fellow at KITA, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
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Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka has announced that disrespecting the national language can get you a fine of up to RM50,000, or imprisonment. We look into what disrespecting a language might mean in this context, and responses of the public to this announcement.
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Produced by: Alia Zefri
Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan
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Categories: government, culture
Tags: bahasa malaysia, language, culture, national language, malaysia,