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Religious education for non-Muslim preschoolers?

KENINGAU, 7 May 2009: Nursery schools (tabika) under the Rural and Regional Development Ministry should introduce the subject of religion to their non-Muslim pupils.

Deputy Natural Resources and Environment Minister Tan Sri Joseph Kurup said the approach would be in line with the 1Malaysia concept mooted by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.

He said at the moment, the Kemas nursery non-Muslim pupils studied civics in place of religion.

“I think it (new approach) will be good because in Sabah’s rural areas like in Keningau and Sook, most of the Kemas nursery pupils are non-Muslims. This will enable non-Muslims here to receive religious education from young,” he added.

He was speaking at the Kemas programme on children’s potential for the Sabah Zone 4-level (Pensiangan, Keningau, Ranau and Tenom) programme here. — Bernama

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5 Responses to “Religious education for non-Muslim preschoolers?”

  1. Pozdny says:

    You mean brainwashing from young = )

  2. Jonathan Ong says:

    If the parents want their kids to learn about religion in pre-schools, they would have sent them to convents or religious schools.

  3. U-Jean says:

    New way to spread religion?

  4. Karcy says:

    Our children should not be robbed by the government.

  5. Ras Lara says:

    This is a good idea, it’s a reminder that Malaysia is also a multi-religious country and hopefully a small step towards real religious tolerance.

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