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Status of Chinese and Tamil in Singapore and Malaysia

Kay, Wed, 2015-12-09 15:51
Regarding: 
Language Status
ISO 639-3: 
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Why Chinese and Tamil have not the status like English and Malay in Singapore? The constitution of Singapore is very clear in this case: "Official languages and national language 153A.—(1) Malay, Mandarin, Tamil and English shall be the 4 official languages in Singapore. (2) The national language shall be the Malay language and shall be in the Roman script: [...]" That Chinese and Tamil in Malaysia (they are not official languages in that country) should have a higher status than in Singapore is not convincing.

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