Unit 5: multilingualism

Dear all,
Thanks to dr. Kim,s this morning lectures. Though Malaysia is proud of our multilingualism, our rich heritage of dialects is going to extinct. Importance is focus on the education of the three main languages [ b. malaysia, mandarin and English). Chinese dialects like Hokkien, Cantonese , Hakka etc are alien to children nowadays. Nowadays many Indian children are unable to speak Tamil! Another few generations down the road...is it possible that a day will come when Malaysians know just the three main languages.???.Still consider multilingualism compare to other countries but what a waste of our rich culture of various mother tongues. Please share your thoughts of this .