Malay songs with English lyrics banned
The government of Malaysia has banned songs that contain English lyrics from state-controlled radio and television stations
On April 18th, 2004, a ban on Malay songs containing English lyrics went into effect for state-controlled broadcasters throughout Malaysia. The ban resulted from Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP, the Language and Literature Bureau) criticizing the government for allowing English lyrics to “corrupt the ‘purity and sanctity’ of the Malay language” (South China Morning Post, April 20, 2004).
South China Morning Post, 20 April, 2004:
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