Malaysia is a good example for the world to see how a plural society could live in peace and harmony, said Foreign Ministry secretary-general Tan Sri Mohd Radzi Abdul Rahman.
He said Malaysia proved to the world that a multiracial society could practise tolerance and develop the country together.
"Foreign countries with a plural society can learn from Malaysia as we have succeeded in uniting the races by sharing power and living in peace."
Mohd Radzi said this to reporters after opening a youth seminar on Malaysia's foreign policy at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) yesterday.
And then this
The Transport Ministry has advised the KL International Airport (KLIA) and the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) to make announcements in Tamil beginning Jan 1 during the flights to and from Chennai, India.
Minister Datuk Seri Kong Cho Ha said today the passenger volume on the KL-Chennai route was high and almost 90 per cent of the passengers better understood Tamil than English.
KLIA and LCCT handled a total of 434,050 passengers to and from Chennai this year, 207,697 outgoing and 226,353 incoming, he said in a statement, adding that they travelled in flights operated by Malaysia Airlines (MAS), AirAsia, Jet Airways and Air India Express.
"As such, the government has acceded to the request by several quarters for announcements in Tamil during the arrival and departure of flights on the KL-Chennai sector," he said.
After this surely we must have announcement in African and Arabic and Korean.
From Malay Mail December 21, 2009
In 2001, 51,383 African entered Malaysia. In 2008, 111,805 African entered Malaysia both as tourist and students.
Deputy Home Minister also said a total of 101,644 Iranians were recorded to have entered the country in 2009 and the figure rosed to 2108,047 in 2010.
Last year, some 264,000 Koreans entered Malaysia as tourist. There are currently 35 weekly flights from Seoul unto Malaysia. How often or rather have you ever heard about Koreans overstayers in Malaysia ? Folks, did you know that there is a thriving Korean community in Malaysia, especially in Ampang where a Koreatown is slowly beginning to sprout. In 2009, there were 14,580 Koreans residing in Malaysia many of them students or retirees coming under the Malaysia My Second Home
[from OutSyed The Box]
How about that?
How about this?
The novel, "Konserto Terakhir" by national laureate Datuk Abdullah Hussain will replace "Interlok" as textbook for the Malay literature component for Form Five students from next year.
Education director-general Datuk Seri Abd Ghafar Mahmud in a statement today said the textbook replacement concerned students in Zone Two, covering Negeri Sembilan, the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur and Putrajaya, and Selangor.
He said "Konserto Terakhir" had gone through the process of selection and screening set and was found to be suitable as a school literature textbook based on the values promoted and the quality of the work.
On Dec 14, the cabinet decided that the novel, "Interlok", also written by Abdullah, would cease to be used as a Form Five textbook from 2012.
The decision was made following arising feelings of uneasiness among some sections of society about the novel and to prevent certain quarters from continuing to make it polemic.
"Konserto Terakhir" had been used before as a Form Five textbook in Zone Two from year 2000 to 2010.
The novel revolves around the struggle and resilience of a village youth who migrated to the city to look for a job and in the end becomes a big star.