DPM: Make Malaysia home of Malay documents kept abroad

KUALA LUMPUR: Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin called for a more serious effort to make Malaysia the home of Malay manuscripts now kept abroad.

The Deputy Prime Minister said that not only were European institutions better known for studies of Malay manuscripts but the experts on the subjects were Westerners – Roolvink, Teeuw, De Jong, Coedes and Hurgronje to name a few.

He acknowledged the joint work by the National Library, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, National Archives and the Museum Department to search for such documents and for them to be brought to the country.

“However, the initiative must be an aggressive one.<... The Star Online Highlights

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