Kuching right place to hold national language congress, says SUPP

Representatives from NGOs from the Coalition of Seni Khat Action Team at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur last August.

KUCHING: A Sarawak United Peoples’ Party (SUPP) leader has welcomed the decision to stage the National Language Congress in Kuching next month, saying it will be difficult to hold the event in the peninsula as it involves sensitive issues.

Coalition of Seni Khat Action Team (Sekat) had announced that it is holding the congress here to provide a platform for people to discuss issues concerning the national language and the teaching of Jawi in schools.

SUPP youth chief Michael Tiang said Sarawak will make a good venue because the state is known for its religious and racial harmony.

Pointing to the cancellation of the Dong Jiao Zong gathering to discuss the implementation of Jawi in vernacular schools in Kajang, Selangor, on Dec 28, he said there would not be any security risk if the congress is held in Sarawak.

Sekat secretary Arun Dorasamy said here yesterday the date and details of the congress will be announced as soon as possible.