Congress organisers repeat call for Jawi to be elective subject

Alyaa Alhadjri & Fion Yap, Ramieza Wahid

Modified 29 Dec 2019, 10:29 am

Organisers of the National Jawi Congress today said that they do not wish for Jawi to be a mandatory pass subject, but they will leave the final decision on how to make Jawi lessons in primary schools an elective option up to the Education Ministry.

NGO Seni Khat Action Team's (Sekat) secretary Arun Doraisamy said the group's role, as organiser of the function that gathered various groups against the government's implementation of Jawi lessons in the Year Four Bahasa Malaysia syllabus, was only to make proposals on the matter.

"We are not out to take over the Education Ministry's role...

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