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The Importance of Language In A Multicultural Society

Sumitra Selvaraj, Writer

23-Mar-21 17:00

The Importance of Language In A Multicultural Society

Malaysian Indians have raised concerns over the use of a racial slur against Indians in a Bahasa Malaysia dictionary. We look at Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka’s response, the need for cultural inclusivity, and the role that the institution plays in ensuring that language evolves to reflect the times.

Image Source: Pisit Heng, Unsplash

Produced by: Kelvin Yee

Presented by: Sharmilla Ganesan, Lee Chwi Lynn


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Categories:  PoliticsSocial IssuesEducation

Tags:  Evening EditionBahasa MalaysiaLanguageCultureCultural SensitivityDictionaryDBPDewan Bahasa Pustaka


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