You will be fined for incorrect Bahasa Malaysia used

You will be fined for incorrect Bahasa Malaysia used

MalaysiaKini reported if anyone found guilty of using incorrect Bahasa Malaysia, including in advertisements online, may soon be fined up to RM1,000.

According to a reliable unnamed source from Nanyang Siang Pau, the measure has been agreed in principle by Putrajaya. Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) will be empowered by the government to enforce and take action against improper usage of Bahasa Malaysia.

The measure would be discussed by a special cabinet committee chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, and the Education Ministry. They will make amendments to the National Language Act 1963 and Education Act 1996, be passed in the Parliament.

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