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
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。