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7. Overheard on the Web

Symposium held to promote multilingual education in Malaysia

From Beatrice Clayre

From 23 to 27 April 2007 the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) conducted a symposium to promote Multilingual Education. The venue was Kota Belud, bear the foot of Mt.Kinabalu in Sabah, East Malaysia. The event is quite un-precedented as the Malaysian government has hitherto insisted on education in Malay. More information about the event is available on the Internet at