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When Words Are Weaponised

Associate Professor Dr Surinderpal Kaur, Dean of Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University Malaya

23-Oct-23 18:00

When Words Are Weaponised

Dewan Rakyat Speaker Tan Sri Johari Abdul has announced a ban on MPs using words like "kafir" "Zionist" and "Yahudi"or in Parliament to refer to each other. This is coming after a series of arguments between MPs, in which several of them resorted to using these terms pejoratively. So first, we speak to a political communications expert about the dangers of misusing language and weaponising words. Then, our listeners chime in on whether politicians should be more careful - and precise - about the words they use.

Image Credits: X / @JohariAbdul_MY

Produced by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Lee Chwi Lynn, Sharmilla Ganesan

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Categories:  politicsgovernmentLaw/Activism

Tags:  yahudikafirpoliticslanguagezionist

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