Speak Up for Hokkien
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Keeping a language alive is an uphill task and this campaign needs to stand the test of time to be effective. Making changes in attitudes and behaviour relies upon funding and donations from individuals like yourself. Better still - fixed monetary contributions enable us to employ full-time staff to run our campaign effectively.
If you are keen to support us, we would be grateful if you could commit to a monthly contribution by setting up a standing order with your bank to transfer your donation to our bank account or PayPal:
Bank: CIMB Bank Berhad Malaysia
Account Name: Persatuan Bahasa Hokkien Pulau Pinang
Account Number: 80-0745469-8
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Article 152 of the Federal Constitution of Malaysia states that the national language is the Malay language. In relation to other languages, the Constitution provides that:
"No person shall be prohibited or prevented from using, or from teaching or learning, any other language."
Any group, organisation, or institution (including schools outside of language lessons) that prohibits the use of Hokkien is unconstitutional.
You may invoke the Federal Constitution to request the relevant party to cease their discriminating policy against the language.
If the relevant party insists against revoking the discriminating policy, please file a complaint with us. We will assist you to undertake legal action against the relevant party.
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Stop the prejudice!
"If a language is consistently used when swearing, people may come to think of that language as inherently good for such purposes, and a greater risk is to think of it as good ONLY for such purposes."
You can help by not using Hokkien in these contexts.
Stop the stereotypes!
Remind others to stop spreading prejudice or discrimination.
Report it as 'abusive or harmful' or click the dislike button.
 Liang, S. 2014. Translanguaging practices in multidialectal groups. In Language Attitudes and Identities in Multilingual China: A Linguistic Ethnography. Switzerland: Springer, pp. 109.
 Paul B. Garrett. 2005. What a language is good for: Language socialization, language shift, and the persistence of code-specific genres in St. Lucia. In Language in Society, 34, pp. 327-361.