Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Apo bondo ni, Dr Rais?

On page 8 of The SUN U! today (17 April 2007), writer Karen K. Arukesamy delves into the Malaysian rojak language phenomenon.

She reported that:-

Unfortunately, some authorities feel that this twang might impinge on our progress, and are trying to bar such rojak language.

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) and Culture, Arts and Heritage Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Rais Yatim even said that fines of up to RM1,000 should be imposed on signboards that display any wrong or mutated form of Malay words.

I am gobsmacked.

Dr. Rais hails from Negeri Sembilan and he was well aware of the controversy surrounding the now defunct "Hantu & Jin ...?" exhibition at the Muzium Negeri.

He must be similarly aware of the current exhibition of traditional games being staged at the Muzium Negeri because there is a HUGE signboard in front of the museum with the tagline, "APO BONDO NI, EH?"

What's with the big boo-boo in your own backyard, Dr. Rais?


Blogger Maverick SM said...


The proposed sanction has yet to be gazetted by Parliament and therefore cannot be implemented.

Ministers always says things that is unlawful (not yet a law).

17/4/07 23:11  
Blogger ~penarik beca said...

Dear bloggers

(Listed in SOPO Sentral of Malaysia)

This kutu is trying to develop a new hobby - listing your latest posting in my blog, Malaysiakita

This kutu really hopes you can update me on your latest posting in
Malaysiakita comment section or by email. You can reach me at sangkutu@gmail.com

To surf from blog to blog really consumes a lot of time. Mintak tolong la sangat-sangat! Harap sangat ni!

I'm seeking your kind help! Tolong! Tolong!

18/4/07 15:22  
Blogger Anak Merdeka said...

Mave: Nothing escapes the good lokter loyar, eh? :-)

Penarik beca: Hmm .. I feel honoured whenever I get an unsolicited listing/mention somewhere in the blogosphere. But I am embarrassed to admit that I don't see the relevance of what I write on my blog to the SO-PO blogger tag. I'm just an amateur giving my 2-cents' worth.

18/4/07 21:59  

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