‘Bastardisation’ threatens Bahasa more than English use

Hornbill Unleashed

The use of English as the medium of instruction in schools poses no threat to the entrenched supremacy of the Malay language in the country, though improper management of the development of our official tongue poses more real dangers.

The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar’s recent call to make English the medium of instruction in schools, as reported by English daily The Star was well received by many online.

Though naturally, as with any idea or proposal, there are bound to be those who disagree with the Sultan’s stand.

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