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Top 5 At 5: Sarawak's Schools Embrace English

Associate Professor Dr Adelina Asmawi, Head of the Department of Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education, Universiti Malaya

16-May-24 17:00

Top 5 At 5: Sarawak's Schools Embrace English

Today's countdown includes:

5. Two ancient Malay manuscripts — The Genealogical History of Kedah State and the Royal Correspondence of Baginda Omar — has been listed in UNESCO's Memory of The World registry for Asia and the Pacific. Ros Mahwati Ahmad Zakaria, the Head of the Malay Manuscript Research Center at ATMA UKM helps us understand the significance of the manuscript, and their recognition.

4. Is Thailand, the top holiday destination for Malaysians? Last year, 4.56 million Malaysians spent over RM4.6 billion in Thailand. Hannah Pearson, founder of Pear Anderson comments on what draws tourists to Thailand, and how Malaysia can compete.

3. We discuss the #CelebrityBlockout, where social media users are calling for a mass block on celebrities and influential people who are not speaking up against the atrocities in Gaza.

2. A crash victim of the 2021 Kelana Jaya LRT collision who is seeking RM113,000 in damages from Prasarana and Rapid Rail, will only be getting a trial hearing in 2028. Jeremy Balang, a lawyer who specialises in medical and personal injury, tells us what victims of similar incidents can legitimately claim.

1. And our top story of the day: Sarawak's push to embrace English as a medium for math and science subjects in secondary schools, contrary to how the dual-language programme is hotly-debated here in the Peninsula. For this, we speak to Associate Professor Dr Adelina Asmawi, the Head of the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the Faculty of Education in Universiti Malaya.

Image credit: Naufal Zaquan, Shutterstock

Produced by: Sudais Ferhard, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharaad Kuttan

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