PAS deputy minister intimidated a reporter, saying a patriotic Malaysian must speak Malay

Datuk Awang Hashim, who is the Deputy Human Resource Minister, has made a statement that committed Malaysians must communicate with other people and use Malay in all sectors, pointing to him chastising a reporter for not speaking Malay when the reporter asked about his party’s policies in an interview.

In response to a query from Cha Kee Chin (Rasah-PH) on whether the ministry’s corporate training interviews for staff are conducted in English, Awang stated that he wanted to speak to the matter despite the fact that it was irrelevant to the issue.

According to him, Malay is the national language, and thus should be utilized in all sectors except for those who cannot speak the language, such as investors. And that it was in that case that English is used.

“If we are Malaysians, we are devoted to Malaysia, and we speak the national language since it is established in the constitution. It is the contrary. It is equal to the Malaysian constitution,” he said in Dewan Rakyat.




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