Bahasa Malaysia


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Synonyms for Bahasa Malaysia

the Malay language spoken in Malaysia

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As the new converts were only conversant in the Bahasa Malaysia language as a result of the national language policy of Malaysia's education system, the Chinese-speaking church faced a dilemma with regard to indigenous theological education.
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RTM is delighted to offer Malaysian viewers Disney's award-winning and creative content in both Bahasa Malaysia and English, appealing not just to children but to multilingual audiences of all age groups," said Dato' Norhyati Hj Ismail, deputy director general, Strategic Radio TV Malaysia.
He learned Arabic while studying on a scholarship in Jordan, worked on his doctoral thesis at Cairo University, and learned Bahasa Malaysia while a professor at Malaysia's International Islamic University.
The decision to start phasing out English medium teaching from 2012 has been backed by the government and Malaysia's main opposition parties, despite concerns that using the national language, Bahasa Malaysia, will undermine competitiveness.
The centre is staffed to manage more than 5m transactions annually in English, Bahasa Malaysia, Thai, Mandarin, Cantonese and Bahasa Indonesia.
The beta version of Mail on Ovi will roll out globally in December 2008 in 12 languages, including English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Hindi, Bengali, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa Malaysia on all currently shipping Nokia Series 40 devices, with many more languages to be added later.
The island's national language is Bahasa Malaysia, but different tribes still retain their own languages.
However, because of strong nationalistic considerations a clause was introduced in the 1957 Constitution, which stipulated that Bahasa Malaysia or the National Language should be the medium of instruction in all institutions of learning including the universities.
Most Malaysians speak the national language, Malay, also known as Bahasa Malaysia, but English is widely spoken.
Some can barely speak and write Bahasa Malaysia, and their grounding in other local subjects is also weak.
Though one could argue that the implementation of Bahasa Malaysia in Malaysian higher education was an attempt at social restructuring, it certainly was the first direct action taken to preserve an aspect of the local culture, namely language.
In the elementary and secondary schools, instruction is conducted exclusively in Bahasa Malaysia, although in most higher education institutions, it is now conducted in a combination of Bahasa Malaysia and English.
There is talk that English is to be made the language of instruction in universities for subjects dealing with sciences instead of Bahasa Malaysia, the national language.