PETALING JAYA: The Sultan of Selangor has decreed that all dual language road signs in Shah Alam must be removed and replaced with the national language.
Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah’s private secretary Datuk Mohamad Munir Bani highlighted the matter in a letter dated Nov 19 to the Selangor state secretary Datuk Mohd Amin Ahmad Ahya.
It said that all Chinese language road signs in Shah Alam must be removed and replaced with only one language, which is Bahasa Melayu.
“The changing of road signs must be done immediately and completed at the latest before the Sultan of Selangor’s 73rd birthday on Dec 11,” Mohamad Munir said in the letter.
A photo of a road sign in Pekan Subang with Chinese characters has been making its rounds on social media, sparking heated comments and debates among many Malaysians.
Most comments on Facebook called for the use of Bahasa Melayu only on all road signs.
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