JOHOR BARU: Educators especially those from Chinese community established institutions are urged not to confine spreading their knowledge to their own race and culture.
MCA vice-president Datin Paduka Chew Mei Fun said that Chinese educators should be generous and be open-minded to embrace people from other cultures and races in order to exchange knowledge and insight.
“It is only this way that we can effectively teach others and learn from others and not by keeping knowledge to yourself and limit it to just for your own race,” she said in her speech in Southern University College here on Monday.
Chew, who spoke after officiating at the university college’s ninth board of directors swearing-in ceremony, added that educators should not be proud of themselves and purposely isolate themselves from opening up to other races to broaden their knowledge.
Meanwhile, the deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister added that MCA had formed an arts and culture committee with some 20 Chinese non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to better help the government spread the culture.
She said that the Malaysia Chinese Arts, Culture and Counseling committee was to act as a bridge between the government, Chinese associations and the public in learning more about the culture.
“We will also use the committee as a channel to organise events and have better outreach with other cultures,” she said.
Chew added that the committee was recognised by the Tourism and Culture Ministry and would work with it to promote the culture.
At the function, she also announced an allocation of RM20,000 to the university college.