Guan Eng to bring up khat issue in Cabinet meeting this Wednesday

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 12.8.2019:

I Will Raise Again In This Coming Cabinet Meeting On Wednesday To Review The Implementation of Jawi Illustrations Or Seni Khat In The Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia Textbooks.

I will raise again in this coming Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, a proposal to review the implementation of Jawi illustrations or seni khat in the Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbooks. This matter will be raised in Cabinet and is not connected as to whether a Minister did or did not say that many Ministers disagreed with its introduction to Chinese and Tamil primary schools.

When I raised this issue in Cabinet last week on 7 August 2019, Cabinet had only agreed to make the introduction of Jawi illustrations in the Standard 4 Bahasa Malaysia textbooks not compulsory but optional, reduced from 6 to 3 pages and not to be examined. DAP Ministers had voiced in the Cabinet meeting last week, the strong sentiments of the non-Malay community that were unhappy with the Education Ministry for proceeding with the implementation when it was done without prior consultation with stakeholders of Chinese and Tamil primary schools.

Following this latest development and further consultations and feedback from the public, I will raise up the matter again in Cabinet this week.

LIM GUAN ENG


民主行动党秘书长兼峇眼区国会议员林冠英于2019年8月12日在吉隆坡发表的文告:

我将于周三的内阁会议中,再次提呈建议,重新检讨在四年级国语课本中介绍爪夷文的课纲。

我将于周三的内阁会议中,再次提呈建议,重新检讨在四年级国语课本中介绍爪夷文的课纲。我会再提此事,不管某部长是否有说过许多部长皆反对在华淡小推行相关简介。

当我在 2019年 8月 7日的内阁会议提这项课题的时候,内阁只同意在四年级国语课本中不强制但可选择要不要介绍爪夷文,并从 6页减少至 3页,兼且不考试。行动党的内阁部长在上周的内阁会议已经表达了非马来社会对此强烈的情绪,因为极度不满教育部在没有事先征询华淡小代表组织之下推行这项课纲。

随着事态的最新发展以及与民众进一步磋商并获得反馈之后,我将在本周内阁会议上,再次提出这个问题。

林冠英