Hornbill Unleashed

October 6, 2014

‘Opposition not fuelled by Chinese schools’

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Gerakan today dismissed an Umno’s leader’s accusation that Chinese vernacular schools were churning out opposition supporters and instead said such a scenario was caused by Putrajaya’s own weaknesses.

Gerakan Youth deputy chief Andy Yong was responding to Petaling Jaya Utara Umno deputy division chief Mohamad Azli Mohemed Saad who had proposed for the abolition of Chinese vernacular schools.

Mohamad Azli was quoted by the New Straits Times today as saying that Chinese vernacular schools were being “exploited” to “incite hatred” against the government.

“Umno must realise that the vernacular school is hardly the cause but it is the policies and ill behaviour of certain quarters of the government that has reduced (its) support from the Chinese or Indian community,”Yong (right) said in a statement today.

He cited as examples corruption, as well as the non-meritocracy system in university admission, promotion in government departments and government contracts.

Furthermore, Yong said the failure of national schools to meet expectations also prompted people to choose the vernacular education system.

“It is due to the unacceptable education, teachers’ quality and credibility provided by public schools,” he said.

Yong asserted the vernacular education system is an admired one and should be seen as an asset.

‘Proposal against moderation’

Meanwhile, DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang said Mohamad Azli’s proposal for Umno does not bode well for Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak’s call for moderation.

“Najib should realise that his ‘wasatiyyah’ (moderation) campaign of justice, balance and excellence would have no credibility whatsoever unless he is seen as upholding all these principles not only in the international arena but also in his government policies  inside the country.

“The Umno delegate’s proposal to raise the intake of Malay and Indian students and teachers in Chinese schools to 60 percent is the best proof that Najib’s five-year premiership has not only failed to foster justice, balance and excellence, but has provided a field day for immoderate, ignorant and intolerant viewpoints to spread and flourish,” he added.

1 Comment »

  1. What has happen to democracy?
    Must everyone support BN?

    Comment by Vinoo — October 6, 2014 @ 5:49 PM | Reply

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