人民行動黨與政府的華文政策研究1954-1965 = A study of the PAP and its government's Chinese language policy 1954-1965
Goh, Nguen Wah.
Date of Issue1997
National Institute of Education
The People's Action Party (PAP) has openly stated that it came into power with the concerted support of the Chinese-educated masses in 1959. In line with the principle of equal treatment for all the major languages, it declared its support for the Chinese language and Chinese education before and after it formed the government. Nevertheless, in view of Singapore's unique political and economic circumstances at home and in the region, the PAP government has found it imperative to suppress any attempt to make Chinese the dominant language of the country. It has also repeatedly warned the Chinese community against using its racial majority to clamour for a special status for the Chinese language in multi-racial and multi-lingual Singapore.
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