Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Bahasa Melayu: GAPENA’s ultimatum

The Federation of Malay Writers Associations (Gapena) may go to court.

It has given the Government until Dec 31 to decide whether to continue the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science in English.

Gapena wanted the Government to be firm and decide on the issue soonest possible, said its deputy president Prof Datuk Dr Abdul Latiff Abu Bakar.

He said, "the Education Minister can say we are being emotional. Yes, we are emotional (over this matter) but it is only to protect the position of Bahasa Malaysia as provided in the Federal Constitution."