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Going private

Going private

BEGINNING today, The Nut Graph examines the problems that have become entrenched in the national school system. While public schools were reliable and multiracial centres of education for Malaysian children not too long ago, today, parents who can afford it are sending their children to private schools. Those who can’t, opt for Chinese vernacular schools. [...]

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Mukhriz’s proposal unlawful: MCA

Mukhriz’s proposal unlawful: MCA

KUALA LUMPUR, 3 Dec 2008: MCA has thrown the law books against Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir for his suggestion to close vernacular schools as a way to forge national unity. The party’s legal bureau chairperson Datuk Leong Tang Chong in a statement said Mukhriz’s proposal had violated Article 152(1) of the Federal Constitution which states that [...]

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It’s seditious, says Samy Vellu

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Dec 2008: MIC president Datuk Seri S Samy Vellu said member of parliament for Jerlun Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir had uttered seditious words by suggesting that vernacular schools be closed down. In a statement, he said Mukhriz had violated the provisions in the Federal Constitution which protected the position and rights of vernacular [...]

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Political parties unite against Mukhriz

Political parties unite against Mukhriz

Updated 6:52pm, 2 Dec 2008 KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Dec 2008: Umno Youth chief aspirant Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir continues to draw flak for suggesting that vernacular schools are the cause of racial polarisation. Datuk Mukhriz MahathirMCA Youth chief Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong said a common language alone did not determine national unity, and described Mukhriz [...]

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Mukhriz’s proposal is unconstitutional

Mukhriz’s proposal is unconstitutional

KUALA LUMPUR, 2 Dec 2008: Kedah Gerakan Youth says the proposal to abolish vernacular schools is against the Federal Constitution which allows the teaching and learning of other languages besides Bahasa Malaysia. The state youth chief Tan Keng Liang was responding to a suggestion by Umno Youth exco member Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir. Mukhriz said yesterday [...]

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