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Law students must be proficient in Bahasa Malaysia

Published by Afterschool.my on Apr 20, 2016, 04:30 pm

Lawstudents need to master Bahasa Malaysia for the sovereignty of the nation, said Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.

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The use of Bahasa Malaysia in court by lawyers, particularly during trials should be extended, and this is in line with Article 52 of the Federal Constitution.

Head Director of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), Adbul Adzis Abas encourages academicians to re-examine the legal terminology guide that can be used in Bahasa Malaysia.

According to him, this is because the use of Bahasa Malaysia in court is still not fully implemented and should be expanded as a whole.

"There are still institutions of higher learning (IPT) using English as the primary language of instruction and this will make it difficult for lawyers to understand the legislative terms in Bahasa Malaysia.

"Even after 59 years of independence , people are still debating about the relevance of the use of Bahasa Malaysia in the judiciary and law in this country, and I strongly believe that this scenario should be changed," he said.

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