Bila masa kita melarang penggunaan dan pengajaran bahasa lain?
Tak boleh kah penggunaan dan pembelajaran Bahasa Tamil di sekolah kerajaan dilakukan?
Siapa kata score 6As, 7As boleh jadi warganegara Malaysia yang baik tanpa sikap perkauman melampau?
Nak jaga bahasa ka atau nak tebalkan lagi perkauman supaya “Tak India Hilang di Malaysia”?
Berapa kerat pemimpin MIC yang Bahasa Malaysianya lawas?
Nak Bahasa Malaysia lawas atau Bahasa Tamil yang digunakan seharian lebih lawas?
Nak mana lebih lawas? Integrasi Nasional atau Perkauman?
Kenapa Melayu yang sibuk tentang Perpaduan, dia orang sibuk perkauman?
P/S – Halloo Mr Air Asia yang nak ugut UM… di mana anda ???? Meluat ke tidak ni ???
Palanivel said, vernacular schools have been in existence for a long time, even before independence and it is against the Federal Constitution to abolish these schools. (Photo by:Hussein Shaharuddin/The Mole)
Call To Abolish Vernacular Schools Against Federal Constitution – Palanivel
By:Chandravathani Sathasivam and Soon Li Wei
KUALA LUMPUR, May 13 (Bernama) — The call to abolish Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools is not a good idea and is against the Federal Constitution, said MIC President Datuk Seri G. Palanivel, Monday.He said the schools have been in existence for a long time, even before independence, and it is very sad to note that there are still people questioning the existence of vernacular schools.
“We are strongly against it as this is one of the rights under Article 152 of the Federal Constitution, where no person shall be prohibited or prevented from using or from teaching or learning any other language,” he told Bernama.
Palanivel was responding to a suggestion by Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) pro-chancellor Tan Sri Abdul Rahman Arshad’s call to abolish vernacular schools in favour of a single stream school which uses Malay-language as a medium, at a forum, on Sunday.
“We have statistics to show that more than 1,000 Ujian Penilaian Sekolah Rendah Tamil school students have scored 7As and 6As, so it does not matter which type of school a child goes to, they all use the same national syllabus,” he said.
Palanivel also stressed that the contributions of students to the society should be judged by the quality of students, their patriotism and what they give back as contribution to the society.
Echoing similar sentiments, the coordinator for the Action Plan for Future of Tamil Schools, Prof Dr N.S. Rajendran said this kind of stereotyping must stop for the sake of maintaining unity among the multi-racial population of Malaysia.
“Each and every one of us is responsible to promote unity and that includes the life outside of schools. It is just not fair to single out the vernacular schools claiming they work against unity when in reality there are at least five types of schools which exist and continue to grow in Malaysia,” he said.
Meanwhile, MCA Youth education bureau chief, Chong Sin Woon believes unity problem will still exist, even if the vernacular schools are abolished.
He added that it is inappropriate for certain people to blame disunity on vernacular schools, as the efforts to increase national unity lies in the shoulder of everyone including the government.
“It is proven vernacular schools have contributed to the education system by providing opportunities for children to learn various languages including their mother tongue, thus having ability to master them, and contribute efficiently towards nation building,” he said.
— Bernama Monday, May 13, 2013