Students from other ethnic groups were encouraged to learn the Chinese language as an additional language to ensure the success of the Malaysian Education Blueprint (PPPM) 2013-2015.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said the essence of the PPPM showed that the government wanted to make the language as the third language in the country.
马来西亚总理府部长Wee Ka Siong拿督说，PPPM传达的意思是政府想让中文作为我国的第三语言。
"In the PPPM, we describe our dream to make Chinese as the third language… it was obvious. So we would encourage everyone to learn the language.
Minister in the Prime Minister's Department Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong speaking at the 2015 Secondary School's Teachers Workshop held at the Pearl International Hotel in Kuala Lumpur today.
He was met by reporters after officiating the Chinese Language Teaching and Learning Enhancement Course in the Secondary School.
He said the students were also encouraged to master other languages to be more competitive.
"This could be one of the advantages of Malaysians, that is to be able to speak multiple languages. Anyway, now it's a worldwide trend where people are starting to learn other languages besides their mother tongue and the English language," he said.