I saw this letter in Malaysiakini. This fella complain that there is no Bahasa Malaysia on this pic.
Well its Jawi Script, it read 'Kedutaan Besar Malaysia'
and 'Embassy of Malaysia'
Its not Arabic, if you ask an Arab to read it, he/she wouldnt understand it, because its not Arabic word.
M’sian embassy signage: Why not Bahasa Malaysia too?
Tzuo Hann Law
Jun 5, 07 3:13pm Adjust font size:
This letter is pertaining to the signage in front of the Malaysian Embassy in Washington DC, US.
In school, I learned Bahasa Malaysia was the national language and was told it would unify the country as a communication medium.
Therefore, I was very, very disappointed to see that even the national language is not used by the Malaysian Embassy and instead that another language that I was not taught back in school is being used. I wasn't aware that this language superceded our national language in importance.
Arabic is a great language but its not the national language. Why is it on the sign? What is going on? Dear Ambassador, please do something about it.