Thursday, September 13, 2007

Multilingualism as national asset, not liability

Now that the absolute majority of Malaysians of all races is able to communicate with one another in Bahasa Malaysia, it is time for all, especally the still monolingual ones, to acquire the knowledge of a second or even third language to cope with the accelerating process of globalisation in all fields and also to foster national unity and solidarity. Multilingualism is an asset, not liability, for the nation.

Meanwhile, Clare Street also wishes all Muslim friends in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, southern Thailand, China, the United States, Australia, Oman and other places in the world Selamat Berpuasa.

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