Talkback Thursday: English as a second national language
The Sun Daily reported that Malaysian English Language Teaching Associations (Melta) royal patron Raja Zarith Sofiah Almarhum Sultan Idris Shah said 3 days ago that the deteriorating standard of english aong Malaysians is the result of an assumption that learning the language is unpatriotic.
She said: "We did not see the problems we are facing today because we were filled wit a sense of patriotism, and so we concentrated on the se of Bhasa Mlaysia."
Raja Zarith, who is also Universiti Teknologi Malaysia chancellor, added that Malaysians had not not foreseen a world driven by technology, and more importantly, that English would become the most spoken language in the aggressive work arena.
Caroline, Ezra & Patrick Teoh discuss wether should English be made the second national language of Malaysia.