The Education Ministry's (MOE) new Malay Language Centre is complete and will open from September this year. It sits in Bishan, next to the MOE Language Centre where the Malay Language Centre is currently housed.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Education Hawazi Daipi said this on Tuesday at this year's Malay Language Seminar.
The centre will be where training programmes for Malay Language teachers will be held. Students will also attend different programmes there and they will be able to view Malay artefacts such as the keris and traditional Malay textiles.
Mr Hawazi speaking to about 490 teachers, guests and students also noted that in today's globalised world, young Malays need to be guided by culture and values to strengthen their sense of identity and face oncoming challenges.