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.
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sick attempt to get malay’s support.
Next Nie Ching would tell you it is ok to wear tudung because it is a Malay fashion, not religion.
She has just been qualified to be called a dog.
I look up in Wikipedia,
Islamic calligraphy (calligraphy in Arabic is khatt ul-yad خط اليد) has evolved alongside Islam and the Arabic language. As it is based on Arabic letters, some call it “Arabic calligraphy”. However the term “Islamic calligraphy” is a more appropriate term as it comprises all works of calligraphy by the Muslim calligraphers from Andalusia in modern Spain to China.
Islamic calligraphy is associated with geometric Islamic art (arabesque) on the walls and ceilings of mosques as well as on the page. Contemporary artists in the Islamic world draw on the heritage of calligraphy to use calligraphic inscriptions or abstractions.
Instead of recalling something related to the spoken word, calligraphy for Muslims is a visible expression of the highest art of all, the art of the spiritual world. Calligraphy has arguably become the most venerated form of Islamic art because it provides a link between the languages of the Muslims with the religion of Islam. The Qur’an has played an important role in the development and evolution of the Arabic language, and by extension, calligraphy in the Arabic alphabet. Proverbs and passages from the Qur’an are still sources for Islamic calligraphy.
It is generally accepted that Islamic calligraphy excelled during the Ottoman era.[by whom?] Istanbul is an open exhibition hall for all kinds and varieties of calligraphy, from inscriptions in mosques to fountains, schools, houses, etc.
It is a process of Islamisation! It contravene our rights…
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