At the vanguard of indigenous theological education, its many publications are in Bahasa Malaysia
as well as in Chinese and English.
Critics said that the changes to use Bahasa Malaysia
would not achieve the desired effect of enfranchising the rural poor or of boosting English language skills and said the move was largely political, aimed at appeasing the Malay majority.
The first initiative taken by the Malaysian Ministry of Education to counter the dominance of English was the introduction of Bahasa Malaysia
as the medium of instruction in Malaysian higher education institutions in 1983.
The political leadership of the country, led by the Malays, instituted a policy to require that the primary language of instruction in all schools would be Bahasa Malaysia
Even though Bahasa Malaysia
is the official language, and there are a babel of other tongues spoken, almost everyone is fluent in English.
UK and Australian English, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwan Mandarin, Cantonese, Czech, Korean, Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Malaysia
, Hungarian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, European and Canadian French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, European and Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Russian, European and American Spanish, Slovak, Swedish, Standard Arabic, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Thai and Croatian.
Also available is HyppTV s own Bahasa Malaysia
general entertainment channel, HyppSensasi, featuring first and exclusive drama series including Cahaya Di Hujung Nyawa, Permainan Cinta and Selipar Jepun Stiletto Merah, not to mention telemovies and game shows such as the all-new Tu Dia game show, hosted by Aliff Satar, Farish Aziz and Zoey Rahman.
She is fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia
, and speaks basic Mandarin and German.
Parti Islam Se-Malaysia (PAS) ulema council chief Harun Taib said Christians should not be denied the right to use the Bible in Bahasa Malaysia
, as it was the country's national language.
With a deliberate effort to better engage local viewers, these shows are broadcast in Bahasa Malaysia
dub or in original Korean audio with both Bahasa Malaysia
and English subtitles.
Anwar also took a ultra-nationalist stance in deciding to change the nomenclature of the national language from Bahasa Malaysia
(language of Malaysia) into Bahasa Melayu (language of the Malays) which Dr Chandra asserts set back national integration efforts.
com - was previously only available in English, however the budget carrier has now added Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia