For the newcomers to this country

“I hope that all of us are convinced that this country is for all races, and will have four official languages. But Malay will be the National and the common language. If you don’t learn the National Language, you will have yourself to blame. Without knowledge of it, it will be difficult for you to get a job.”

Lee Kuan Yew, 23 October 1965

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3 responses to “For the newcomers to this country”

  1. Jdub Avatar

    If you read the whole article, 'this country' actually refers to Malaysia before 1965.

  2. Mr Miyagi Avatar

    Sorry, you're mistaken. Speech was made 23 Oct 1965, and refers to post independence Singapore.

  3. Stryke Avatar

    you mean we've actually been learning the WRONG language?? OMG!!

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