Now the DAP deputy cabinet member in the Education Ministry is saying Chinese school pupils will not have to learn Jawi but only to produce (calligraphy) the khat.
That is really insulting their parents’ (the 95% Chinese DAP voters) intelligence.
Here’s the analogy. You can’t do Chinese calligraphy meaningfully if you do not know or have never learned Chinese script.
Below is a sample of Chinese calligraphy. It is ‘dragon’ rendered in brush strokes.
Above is the ‘dragon’ character/word printed in traditional script.
Calligraphy is not just drawing meaningless lines, strokes, dots and squiggles. You need to know hanyu to understand what you’re lettering.
Likewise you need to know Jawi in order to understand what you’re actually ‘khat’-ing.
It’s patently ridiculous for deputy education minister Teo Nie Ching (below) to be saying that the khat syllabus segment introduced into the BM subject will only involve the drawing component (calligraphy) and not any learning of the Jawi alphabet. See Bernama report linked in Malaysiakini tweet above.
I’m flabbergasted at the DAP’s sheer mendacity over this khat controversy. Absolutely speechless! Really dunno what to say anymore … except Dapsters = suckers.