Afif: Honest Discussion on Religious Schools Too (Updated)

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Any move to adopt a single-stream education system should encompass religious schools as well as Chinese and Tamil vernacular schools, according to a PKR leader.

Updated: Dr Afif has clarified that he did not call for a ban on religious or vernacular schools, as reported in yesterday. “It is about the holistic and honest discussion, not calling for a ban,” he pointed out.

Dr Afif Bahardin, who is deputy head of the party’s Permatang Pauh division, said any discussion on the vernacular schools to pave the way for a single-stream school was not sufficient.

“It has to be across the board, and that includes religious schools,” he said.

He was commenting on a call to ban Chinese and Tamil schools at the Malay Dignity Congress held in Shah Alam yesterday.

According to Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris graduate Nurul Fatin Aqilah Rahim, who made the proposal, the move would promote unity.

Afif said this was the issue that caught his attention at the congress. – The Sun Daily

Story has been corrected for greater accuracy.