Islam, Mandarin and Tamil must all be banned, says PKR

(The Sun Daily) – Any move to adopt a single-stream education system should encompass religious schools as well as Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools, according to a PKR leader.

Dr Afif Bahardin, who is deputy head of the party’s Permatang Pauh division, said only banning the vernacular schools to pave the way for a single-stream school was not sufficient. “It has to be across the board, and that includes religious schools,” he said.

He was commenting on a call to ban Chinese and Tamil schools at the Malay Dignity Congress held in Shah Alam yesterday.

According to Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris graduate Nurul Fatin Aqilah Rahim, who made the proposal, the move would promote unity.

Afif said this was the issue that caught his attention at the congress.