ADUN SPEAKS | Ten reasons why I defend the vernacular system of education

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Malaysiakini (English)

ADUN SPEAKS | Malay nationalist opposition to the vernacular schools, Chinese and Tamil, has given way to a misplaced rationalist opposition. This time around, three Malay organisations, basically chauvinist in nature, have filed a court case to abolish the existence of vernacular schools in the country. Although a wolf in sheepskin approach, the move to abolish the vernacular schools stems from the desire to ensure Malay language proficiency, make the vernacular school students more competitive in the job market, and more importantly, remove a system that is divisive and not conducive to nati…

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