English as an international language is the most widespread medium of worldwide communication (Brumfit, 1982).It has become the most important international language and is the most commonly taught second or foreign language in the world ( Thirusanku & Melor, 2012 ). Thirusanku and Melor said that English is spoken and used as a second language (L2) in the countries which usually are ex-colonies of the United Kingdom or the United States including Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia and many more. The British administered Malaya (now commonly known as Peninsular or West Malaysia) from the eighteenth century till its independence in 1957 (Fei, Siong, Kim, & Azizah, 2010). Now, after 58 years of independence, and in a time where more people are moving towards modernization, fewer Malaysians are using the national language, resulting to it fading in its homeland (Malaysian Digest, 2015). The emergence of English as a global language is having considerable impact in some countries. Even though Malaysia official language is Bahasa Melayu (BM) (hays, 2013), but because of the rise of the English language, Bahasa Melayu is slowly disappearing from the native speakers itself. This is caused by the English language which slowly rising as it is the international language. The global rise of English language is affecting people and making the main language of the country under threat. There is few main reason of why the native language in Malaysia is slowly fading and the declining use of Bahasa Melayu in Malaysia from the native speakers. Malaysia is a country that consists of diverse and multicultural races. The largest ethnic groups in Malaysia are the Malays, Chinese and Indians. Based on the statistics provided on Department of Statistics Malaysia, Official Portal, 2015 in Malaysia the Malay’s is Malaysia’s biggest ethnic group in which stated that Malay (63.1 %), Chinese (24.6%), Indians (7.3%) and Others (0.7%). Most of the races in Malaysia commonly speak English, and Bahasa Melayu is usually spoken by the Malays. The percentage in Wikipedia shown that 62.57% speaks English in Malaysia, 1.4% as their first language and 61.1% their second language. This demonstrates that most Malaysians are bilingual or multilingual and that majority of people in Malaysia can speak and communicate in English very well. Additionally, there are many mixed marriages happening everywhere including Malaysia and relatively they will choose English as a medium of communication. This will produce more English speakers rather than native speakers of Bahasa Melayu. Beside English being one of the media of communication between other races, the implementation of English language in Asia-Pacific countries first started in their school curriculum, Malaysia being one of those country. In the case of Malaysia, English is used for some tertiary education even though the official language is Bahasa Malaysia (Hays, n.d) and the government have agreed on the English language as an additional language to be in the education system ( Darmi & Albion, 2013). As stated in British Council Organisation, that around the world there is enormous demand and need for English in the state and public education systems, especially in developing economies. However, a more drastic move was made in 2003 to arrest the decline of English proficiency among students. The government decided to revert to using English as the medium of instruction for the teaching of other main subjects, such as Science and Mathematics (Fei, Siong, Kim, & Azizah, 2010). Malaysia undertook a comprehensive reform of the primary education system which encompassed structural and curriculum change by introducing KSSR (Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah) also known as Primary School Standards-Based Curriculum in 2011 starting Year 1 cohort (Sulaiman, Ayub & Sulaiman, 2015). Besides the English language being use in the school system it is also used in the higher level of education such as University. Although it is a common understanding that you need to be taught in English for University, it contributed to the factor of the native language being under threat of extinction. All academic programs conducted in University are taught in English, so that graduates can pursue their career in any workplace around the world and not limited to just in Malaysia.Other than that English language can be seen use everywhere in Malaysia such as shopping mall, labeled in items, signboard, and especially social media. Since we live in a modern era social media play a huge part in the rise of English language. The social is created to make meeting new people from all over the world easier. Social media also bring great benefits in term of “Accessibility that one has to the internet through smart phones, tablets, computers, and other mobile devices has made accessing information and connecting with people a touch away in some cases” (UK Essay, 2017). The importance of the Internet grows rapidly in all fields of human life, including not only research and education but also marketing and trade as well as entertainment and hobbies. This implies that it becomes more and more important to know how to use Internet services and, as a part of this, to read and write English (The Malaysia Times, 2012) Moreover, another aspect that has been contributing to the threat on Bahasa Melayu is the job aspect in Malaysia. While the job market in Malaysia has its ups and downs, there are higher demands from authorities in term of job requirements. As mention by Hays “In a country with 237,000 job vacancies, about 45,000 college grads are unemployed, mainly because of poor English, according to the government”. According to British Council, it is mostly required for employees to know the basic of English language since English is the dominant language of the 21st century and so it is considered as an international language. English as an international language is the most widespread medium of worldwide communication (Brumfit, 1982). It is used as the main language for communication from all over the world. The Malaysian Times wrote that English has a wider distribution compared to other spoken languages. It is an official language in 52 countries. It is the most useful language to learn for international travel and is now the factor language of diplomacy. It is also has been a continual source of news, entertainment, and education for users around the world for more than 20 years (UK Essay, 2017). Other than that the mass amount of immigrant coming into the country also contributed to the whole issue. The immigration of people coming to the country seeking for job, shelter, and tourism. Contract migrant workers account for about 22% of the Malaysian labor Force (Kanapathy, 2006).This is because English is also the second language in other countries so, English is used more often as the main language in communication between the people in Malaysia and to the foreign people. Kanapathy (2006) state that the majority of migrant workers are from Indonesia (68.9%), followed by Nepal (9.9%), India (6.9%) and Myanmar (4.6%). Besides the number of immigrant laborers coming to Malaysia, English is the language of science, computers, diplomacy, and tourism. In Malaysia, it has been argued that one of the key determinants of poor labor market outcomes for graduates in Malaysia is a lack of proficiency in English (The Star, 2004). Knowing English boast up the chances of getting a great job in a multinational company in Malaysia or even finding work abroad because most professions in Malaysia require their employee to have a great grasp in the English language for example doctor, engineers, businessman and many more. This insignificant outcome may reflect that since English is widely used in the Malaysian private job sector, the mastery of English is enough, at least in the labor market, for fresh graduates. Knowing the English language is also one of the requirements needed before being selected for the job interview. Candidates have to go to English language tests such as an essay or multiple choice questions. In Malaysia, Bahasa Melayu is considered as less economical than English. For example, graduates who have failed to get a job, especially in the private sector who provide most of the job opportunities, are said to be due to their failure to master English well. The identity of the Bahasa Melayu is being shut upon by people and those who use English. Most common mindset is that English speakers are being labeled as rich and well educated. It has been proven by Fei, Siong, Kim, and Yaakob, (2010) when they did few interview and found that some of the Malay respondents have the perception that people who speak good English have higher social status, are well-educated, and respected. The respondents stated that they “feel more confident, more respected and getting more attention when they speak English”. Some parents decide not to use Bahasa Melayu with children at home as they do not want children to suffer as a result of not good in English as they have experienced. As a result, the less-skilled generation of the Bahasa Melayu language was born, especially in ‘formal’ situations such as to present ideas or views. Thus, when these students use English, they tend to affirm the positive aspects of the identity that they attribute to English speakers, that is they also seem to enjoy the social respect and being regarded as more educated.(Fei, Siong, Kim & Yaakob, 2010). In a conclusion the purpose of this study is to identify what has made the national language of Malaysia which is Bahasa Melayu, being called as under threat from the global rise of English language. As Malaysia used to be ruled by the British and they left their language to the people of Malaysia, the Malaysia now, which is full of diversity and multicultural races played one of the roles in the Bahasa Melayu fading away from the native speaker’s itself. The English language is the main medium of communication all over the world. Bahasa Melayu is only spoken by the Malays and since nowadays English is spoken more because of the Chinese and Indians, so more Malay are communicating in English rather than Malay in Malaysia. Other than that the Malaysian education has change the language of learning in some subject such as science and mathematics. The government has change the education system in Malaysia into English because the world is enormous and more demand and need for English in the state and public education systems, especially in developing economies. In addition to the education in Malaysia are taught in English, the requirement of jobs in Malaysia contributed to the fade of Bahasa Melayu. Many companies in Malaysia stated that one of the requirement to obtain the job in Malaysia is the grasp of the English language well. The mass amount of immigrant workers entering Malaysia also made the English language in term of communication even stronger. English language is needed to communicate with them. Last but not least the people itself who seem to be boasting the English language instead of Bahasa Melayu. Stating that mastering the English language are labeled as being educated and elite in the social status. People in Malaysia during this era are seeing more and more of the benefits in English language so the people in Malaysia using English and even using it in their household. They are teaching their children English language from a young age and thus producing less and less Bahasa Melayu speakers. Even though less and less people are speaking the Bahasa Melayu it is still being argue whether Bahasa Melayu is going to extinct.