Is it Bahasa Melayu or Bahasa Malaysia now? Well let the very-free-ministers dingdong over that, coz it's a never ending issue since independence. I was reading the May 13 book and it's fascinating to actually read our history in English. I remember the Sejarah Dunia and Sejarah Malaysia days when everything's in Malay, history didn't seem that interesting then.
Then i got my hands on the CHIN PENG book few years back and now MAY 13 book, and made me more interested in Malaysia's history.
The fact is that my Bahasa Melayu (Malaysia) is really bad. Yes, i got a credit for my BM for SPM but irregardless....i can't really speak Malay very well. Half the time, i'm struggling to understand what my staff is trying to convey to me. Let's not even start with the sms-es i get from them.
And then today, for the training was attending, the consultant thought he'll spice up the training with a video on Pi Mai Pi Mai Tang Tu. I could only vaguely catch the jokes.
But it does make me wonder why even though our organization and the rest of the world speaks in English, i still have to adapt and learn Malay? I'm just wondering why the other party is not adapting to speak in English like the rest of the whole wide world. Even Mandarin.