Malay Reading

If you're trying to practice your Malay Reading then the page below should help. You will be able to sharpen your comprehension and understanding of the sample text below, which is part of the Article 26 and 27 from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The first section is in Malay and the second part is in English. Also don't forget to check the rest of our other lessons listed on Learn Malay. Enjoy the rest of the lesson!


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Malay Reading

Read the following text very carefully and see what you can understand without looking at the English translation, and see what you understood from it, you can use our Malay dictionary if you want.

Malay Reading
Perkara 26.
1) Setiap orang adalah berhak kepada pelajaran. Pelajaran hendaklah diberikan percuma, sekurang-kurangnya pada peringkat awal dan asasnya. Pelajaran peringkat awal hendaklah diwajibkan. Pelajaran teknikal serta profesional hendaklah disediakan untuk umum dan pelajaran tinggi hendaklah mempunyai akses yang samarata kepada semua orang atas dasar kebolehan.
2) Pelajaran hendaklah ditujukan kepada perkembangan sepenuhnya keperibadian manusia dan ke arah memperkukuhkan lagi rasa hormat bagi hak-hak dan kebebasan asasi manusia, lanya hendaklah memupuk persefahaman, kesabaran dan persahabatan di kalangan semua negara, bangsa atau kumpulan-kumpulan ugama, dan hendaklah memajukan segala kegiatan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu demi memelihara keamanan.
3)Ibu-bapa mempunyai hak terdahulu untuk memilih jenis pelajaran yang akan diberikan kepada anak-anak mereka.
Perkara 27.
1) Setiap orang berhak secara bebas mengambil bahagian dalam kegiatan kebudayaan masyarakatnya, menikmati kesenian dan sama-sama merasai kemajuan sains dan faedah-faedahnya.
2) Setiap orang adalah berhak kepada perlindungan kepentingan-kepentingan moral dan kebendaan hasil dari sebarang penghasilan sains, kesusasteraan atau kesenian yang mana ianya adalah penciptanya.

Below is the translation of the above text, check what you understood without the help of the dictionary, after reading the translation one time, go back up and read the Malay text and see if you can recognize the more words this time.

English Translation
Article 26
1. Everyone has the right to education. Education shall be free, at least in the elementary and fundamental stages. Elementary education shall be compulsory. Technical and professional education shall be made generally available and higher education shall be equally accessible to all on the basis of merit.
2. Education shall be directed to the full development of the human personality and to the strengthening of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms. It shall promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups, and shall further the activities of the United Nations for the maintenance of peace.
3. Parents have a prior right to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.
Article 27
1. Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits.
2. Everyone has the right to the protection of the moral and material interests resulting from any scientific, literary or artistic production of which he is the author.

Reading and comprehension are very important in Malay. Once you're done with the Malaysian Reading, you might want to check the rest of our Malay lessons here: Learn Malay. Don't forget to bookmark this page.


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