Bahasa Malaysia

5:25 PM

No, I am not going to blog in full Bahasa Malaysia...that would be buang tabiat.I am not excellent in Bahasa Malaysia either.

Throughout my short working experience, I have noticed a lot of people who come to the clinic or hospital with

"Saya tak paham Bahasa Malaysia"


I don't mind if the person is a 70 or 80 years old auntie but a 20 year old girl? Teenagers? Can't speak a single Bahasa Malaysia or English. Sometimes I get really irritated and will tell them off.

"Ni nombor IC kan? Bukan nombor passport. Kewarganegaraan pun Malaysia. Kenapa tak boleh cakap Bahasa Malaysia? Orang Bangladesh kerja sini satu tahun pun boleh faham. Awak lahir di Malaysia!"

I don't mean to be an ultra nationalist or bring up any racial sentiments but Malaysia has 6 years to go before we are supposed to be a developed nation. I don't know how they could go about their daily activities without interacting with other races. 

I work at a clinic near a small town. The town center has KFC, a mamak stall, a Malay roti canai restaurant, a Chinese food court and an Indian restaurant. It is not in the middle of nowhere. The hospital I used to work in was in a state capital. There is access to Internet, phones and government departments. Its not like I am working in the middle of the jungle! Even when I did, the Orang Asli's in the interiors know how to speak simple Bahasa Malaysia.

Its shameful that some Bagladesh and Myanmar workers can speak simple Bahasa Malaysia even though they only stayed in Malaysia for a year or two while a Malaysian born and living in Malaysia can't be bothered to speak Bahasa Malaysia.

They can speak but not write I guess



It may be trivial to some as it appears I am nit picking. But it is a worrying fact for me. 2020 is just around the corner and even things like the use of Bahasa Kebangsaan can't be set straight. Some countries have stringent guidelines to ensure that the national language is used and understood to be important.

Australian permanent residency requirements

I don't intend to rustle any feathers or get into racial or political trouble but this issue irritates me as a Malaysian. I enjoy being in touch with other races. I love the multicultural and multiracial atmosphere. I enjoy the company of my fellow Malay, Indian, Chinese, Iban and Orang Asli colleagues. But how do you become a Malaysian if you can't understand Rukun Negara.

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2 comments

  1. this is interesting. I m really surprised that there are msian who cant speak BM. wonder how they passed d school exam? upsr, SPM? what happen to our education system?

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  2. this is interesting. I m really surprised that there are msian who cant speak BM. wonder how they passed d school exam? upsr, SPM? what happen to our education system?

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