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DJZ: govt must withdraw Seni Khat

  • Dong Jiao Zong: Maszlee's latest announcement on Khat has not fundamentally resolved the problem nor allayed the fears of the country's multiracial communities.

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Sin Chew Daily) –- Dong Jiao Zong feels that the latest announcement by education minister Maszlee Malik on the introduction of Khat in vernacular schools has not fundamentally resolved the problem nor allayed the fears of the country's multiracial communities.

Dong Jiao Zong said in a statement today that it insisted that the policy to introduce Seni Khat in Chinese and Tamil schools be completely withdrawn.

The Chinese education body said it agreed to the view of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism that Khat is indeed an Arabic calligraphic art closely associated with the Islamic religion.

“As such, introducing Khat in Chinese and Tamil primary schools is highly inappropriate and in violation of the Federal Constitution Article 12(3).”

 

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