SHAH ALAM: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia Youth Chairman Wan Ahmad Fayhsal said his party was willing to accept the existence of vernacular schools provided that these schools increase national elements such as more teaching of Bahasa Melayu, the Malays and Malaysian history.
He said in a press conference that Bersatu respected the decision of the Court of Appeal on the constitutionality of Chinese and Tamil primary schools in the country.
“I feel that there is a need for stakeholders and state governments to further discuss the correlations between these schools and national unity, while allowing them to continue operating in the country.”
He also said the teaching policies of some vernacular schools had been transplanted from China and Taiwan, and as such do not reflect the importance of unity and nation-building.
“If they can satisfy our conditions, we can allow them to continue operating here, as we respect and uphold the decision of the Court of Appeal.”