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Delving on diversity of languages and dialects in Indonesia

Rokiah Mahmud

The International Malay Language, Literature and Culture Congress Series (KABSBM), held in conjunction with the Language Month organised by the Language and Literature Bureau (DBP), held its third series online yesterday.

Speaker from Indonesia Dr Joni Endardi made a presentation during the session.

DBP Acting Deputy Director Hajah Haireni binti Haji Awang Damit chaired the series.

The event discussed the aspect of culture titled ‘Strategi dan Publikasi Laboratorium Kebinekaan Kebahasaan Tongak Emas Strategi Kebahasaan’.

Among the topics discussed were the diversification of languages and literature in Indonesia.

The diversity of languages and dialects in Indonesia is a special feature. The Pancasila is the philosophy and policy of Indonesia, as well as symbol that contributes to the country’s diversity of languages and dialects.

Some 490 participants attended the KABSBM including Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin, Acting Permanent Secretary (Strategy and Policy Management) at the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports (MCYS) Dr Siti Norkhalbi binti Haji Wahsalfelah, local and foreign presenters, DBP’s strategic partners, senior government officials and language enthusiasts.

The KABSBM highlighted ‘Bahasa Jiwa Bangsa’ as the theme supported by DBP’s strategic partners including Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB), Brunei Youth Council (BYC); Brunei Darussalam Association of Writers (Asterawani) Brunei and Putra Seni
Group (KPS).

Dr Joni Endardi and DBP Acting Deputy Director Hajah Haireni binti Haji Awang Damit. PHOTOS: DBP
Attendees at the session

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