PETALING JAYA: A school in Hulu Langat has come under fire from parents and netizens for allegedly segregating drinking cups for Muslim and non-Muslim students.
The primary school in Selangor has cups labelled “murid Islam" (Muslim students) and “murid bukan Islam" (non-Muslim students) placed next to a water dispenser.
In response to the public outcry Thursday, Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon stressed that “national schools are for all Malaysians and should not separate our children based on religion.”
He said he would direct the Selangor Education Department to check on the matter.
Earlier, Seberang Perai Municipal Council member Satees Muniandy took to Facebook to slam the policy at the school.
“This is what will happen in single stream schools. Non-Muslims would be taught that they are different and not fit to share a cup with Muslim students,” the Opposition politician said.