Keynote Speaker

EMERITUS PROFESSOR DATO’ DR. ABDUL RAZAK SALLEH

MALAY NUMBERS; CORRECTING THE COMMON PRACTICE

ABSTRACT

In this keynote address we put forward two topics, namely the Malay numbers etymologically and secondly we make some comments on the writing and presentation made by graduate students of FST, and in general by students of UKM. Regarding the Malay numbers, we introduce numbers that might not have been heard even by the Malays themselves such as sepaha, tengah tiga, origin of belas, likur, laksa, keti, katrilion, wisyilion and tak terpermanai. Students should use the Malay or English language correctly in their writing and when they are presenting their work; correct grammar, spelling, terminologies and pronunciation. We exhibit some normal mistakes made by the students.