Kit Siang Drops Khat Bombshell I Learned Jawi But I Never Betrayed The Chinese Or Malaysian Dream


I met Malaysians and Malaysian students during my trip to Salem yesterday
From afar, I have been following developments back home, including the controversy over plans to introduce “khat” or Jawi calligraphy in the Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia curriculum for Chinese and Tamil primary schools
The following Q&A appears to be the position of the Jawi controversy so far:1. Q. Is it going to be compulsory for students in Chinese and Tamil primary schools to learn the Jawi script under the new plan
A. The answer is no as the Education Ministry has assured that pupils would not be assessed on their mastery of the art
2. Q. When were plans to introduce khat as part of a revision of the curriculum decided
A. In 2016 under the Barisan Nasional government
3. Q. Is the Education Ministry prepared to entertain further views on the matter
A. “Although the plan to introduce khat in schools will proceed, the ministry will still accept the views of various parties to ensure that there is fair consideration,” the Educaiton Ministry has said in a statement on Friday
May be another question that should be asked is whether a person who learns Jawi is betraying the Chinese race, language and culture.To me, the answer is in the negative.When I was first detained under the Internal Security Act in 1969, I taught myself Jawi in detention. It did not make me any less of a Chinese, and may have helped in making me more of a Malaysian.What form of nation-building should be pursued in multi-racial, multi-lingual, multi-cultural and multi-religious Malaysia – assimilation or integration?In 1994, Dr. Mahathir Mohamad in his 13th year as the fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia, publicly announced that the Barisan Nasional government had given up its nation-building policy of assimilation as it had realised that this was unsuitable for a plural society like Malaysia and that integration and not assimilation should be the basis of the nation-building process in the country
But apart from assimilation and integration, there is a third alternative of nation-building: no assimilation and no integration but where different communities live side by side but separately under the same political system
I have always advocated integration – not assimilation nor a nation building which is neither assimilation nor integration, but merely to let the separate communities to live by side although under the same political system
There are Chinese who live completely in the Chinese universe of their own, without inter-acting with other races; just as there are Malays and Indians who live completely within their own respective Malay or Indian universes.This is not the Malaysia that I strive for.The Malaysia I want to see is one where the Malays, Chinese, Indians, Kadazans and Ibans come out of their own universes to interact with other communities; to learn, appreciate and accept that Malaysia is not to be identified with any one community but with all the different communities who have made the land their mother country – where a Chinese has not betrayed race and culture for his exquisite Jawi skill, a Malay has not betrayed race and culture because of his Bharatanatyam repertoire, or an Indian betrayed race and culture because of his mastery of Chinese calligraphy.In other words, a Malaysian is a Chinese who is not 100 per cent Chinese but has an extra dimension which could be described as Malaysia-plus; a Malay who is not 100 per cent Malay but with a Malaysia-plus dimension; and an Indian who is not 100 per cent Indian but with a Malaysia-plus dimension.As I said in Chennai yesterday, one question all Malaysians must ask: Who is the “Other” in the Malaysian context
Is the “Other” the Chinese and Indians to a Malay Malaysian, the Malays and Indians to a Chinese Malaysian, and the Malays and Chinese to an Indian Malaysian
If this is the answer, then we have not yet succeeded in Malaysian nation-building, for the “Other” must be a non-Malaysian, whether from Indonesia, China or India or any other part of the world
Education Minister Maszlee Malik said the ministry’s move to introduce khat writing for Year 4 Malay students was not aimed at “establishing Islamisation” in Chinese and Tamil primary schools
He said people should not look at Jawi’s introduction as cultural assimilation as the introduction of khat writing was an effort for school students to recognise the country’s heritage and identity
The Jawi script, for example, is in the ringgit note, the coat of arms for Malaysia and in the emblem of the various states
I must admit that I had not realised that Jawi is in the ringgit note. This made me look at the Indian rupee note, and there is not only the Hindi official script, but of other regional official languages as well like Tamil, Telegu, Marathi, Urdu, Malayanam, Gujarati, Bengali, Punjabi and Kannada
But I agree that the pressing importance in Malaysia with regard to education is to introduce reforms so that Malaysian students in international assessments can attain above global average results and be ranked in the top one-third of world countries instead of being placed in the lowest one-third bracket as is the position today
Malaysia seems to be trapped in an extraordinary situation which, if not addressed, will only lead to greater division and disunity, stagnation and failure to leverage on the best values and qualities of the Islamic, Chinese, Indian and Western civilisations which meet in confluence in Malaysia to build a great Malaysian nation
This extraordinary situation is one where the Malays feel threatened, the Chinese feel threatened, the Indians feel threatened, the Kadazans feel threatened and the Ibans feel threatened
Every community is made to believe that its culture and ethnicity is facing an existential threat
But who is creating all these threats to all racial groups in the country
Not only the various races feel threatened, Islam feels threatened and the non-Islamic religions feel threatened
Malaysians must develop a new self-confidence of “reaching for the stars”, a new “Malaysia Boleh” spirit, to exorcise the various contrived or imaginary fears and demons for Malaysia to excel itself in various fields of human endeavour so as to achieve a golden age for Malaysia
(Media Statement by DAP MP for Iskandar Puteri Lim Kit Siang in Salem, Tamil Nadu on Sunday, August 4, 2019)-https://blog.limkitsiang.com/

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