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A workshop was held recently to help participants read old Malay manuscripts.

Better understanding old Malay manuscripts
Borneo Bulletin, 30 May 2010

A creremony was yesterday held at the History Centre to witness the presentation of certificates to 17 workshop participants who were taught how to transliterate, catalog and edit old Malay manuscripts.

History Centre Acting Deputy Head Othman bin Hj Mat Don handed out the certificates to the participants comprising personnel from three departments under the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports, namely the History Centre, Museums Department and the Language and Literature Bureau.

The May 18 to May 29 workshop was held at the Development and Learning Division, and its instructor was Prof Dr E Ulrich Kratz, Head of Indonesian and Malay Language Center, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London, United Kingdom.

The workshop provided participants the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills on methods of transliteracy, cataloging and editing of old Malay manuscript, allowing them to later apply their knowledge and new experience to their jobs.

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