Education Ministry sought to have local schools teach khat – a calligraphic form of the Arabic script, or Jawi, used to write the Malay language. Photo: Reuters

Chinese dissent in Malaysia over Jawi script in schools raises alarm in Mahathir’s government

  • Prime minister warns of ‘chaos’ after Chinese education group announces plan to protest the Arabic script being taught in vernacular schools
  • The government has largely walked back the planned change but concerns about the ‘Islamisation’ of education have been stirred
Topic |   Malaysia
Education Ministry sought to have local schools teach khat – a calligraphic form of the Arabic script, or Jawi, used to write the Malay language. Photo: Reuters
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