KUANTAN – All government departments, private sector, statutory bodies and district councils in the state are required to bolster the use of Jawi writing through every activity being performed.
Pahang Tengku Mahkota Tengku Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah said the state government was also asked to reintroduce Jawi writing in stages in its administrative dealings to restore its glory.
He said, among the measures that could be carried out was the use of Jawi writing on billboards, sales premises and direction signage as well as the standardising of Jawi spelling.
“The Education Ministry is also expected to be more forward in playing that role so that the use of Jawi writing in schools and among the people can be enhanced,” he said when gracing the closing of an international seminar on Jawi writing here Wednesday.
The two-day seminar themed ‘Tulisan Jawi pemangkin kegemilangan peradaban ummah’ (Jawi writing catalyst of a glorious ummah civilisation) at Kolej Universiti Islam Pahang Sultan Ahmad Shah (KUIPSAS) was attended by participants from Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei and Russia.
Tengku Abdullah added that it was reasonable to maintain Jawi writing as it was a historical and cultural heritage of the nation that was used not only in trade aspects but also by the British colonial officers in dealing with the Malay rulers and royalty. – BERNAMA