A Chinese student writes using ‘khat’ script in Malaysia. Photo: Ahemed Rafeeq | Twitter

Malaysia makes Arabic-script calligraphy optional for non-Malay schoolchildren after outcry

  • Critics had complained the move represented the ‘Islamisation’ of education and would not help students improve their language skills
  • The form of calligraphy, known as ‘khat’, is based on a script that was formerly the standard for writing Malay before the Latin alphabet
Topic |   Malaysia

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A Chinese student writes using ‘khat’ script in Malaysia. Photo: Ahemed Rafeeq | Twitter
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