Tuan Ibrahim’s Malay speech makes the language shine internationally

By Najwa Yusman

SHAH ALAM, 12 November 2021: Environment and Water Minister, Datuk Seri Tuan Ibrahim Tuan Man was applauded by his decision to deliver his speech in the Malay language at the 26th Conference of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC COP-26).

Tuan Ibrahim as the head of the Malaysian delegation delivered his speech in the Malay language for almost three minutes at the high-level segment of the UNFCCC COP-26 in Glasgow, Scotland.

He also highlighted that Malaysian government will support the Global Pledge on Methane and the Glasgow Leader’s Declaration on Forests and Land Use.

Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) board of control chairman, Prof. Datuk Dr. Awang Sariyan emphasised that the usage of national language should be practised by other ministers as well.

He said that the usage of national language at international conferences is not a new thing. In fact it has been practised by other countries such as Russia, China, and Indonesia.

“Not only the image of Malaysia will be recognised internationally, but tourism, trading, and education will also be affected positively through the usage of the Malay language at the world stage,” he added.

The usage of the Malay language by Tuan Ibrahim at the UNFCCC COP-26 has given DBP a chance for Malay language to stand on the international level. ***

Source: Astro Awani

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