Dr M: Any rally protesting teaching of Jawi calligraphy will split country further

  • Nation
  • Friday, 20 Dec 2019

KUALA LUMPUR: The planned gathering by Chinese associations over the Jawi calligraphy issue will further divide the country, says Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

The Prime Minister said educationist group Dong Jiao Zong’s plans to do so would create tension.

He said the Malays would have their own gathering and talk about closing down Chinese schools.

"You do that kind of thing, you will get a reaction. If you start making attacks against other races or going against the Constitution, the end result will be chaos.

"We are a multiracial country, it is important for us to be considerate about other people’s feelings,” he told reporters after visiting the media centre at the Kuala Lumpur Summit on Friday (Dec 20).

Dong Jiao Zong, the umbrella body comprising Dong Zong (United Chinese School Committees’ Association) and Jiao Zong (United Chinese School Teachers’ Association), is planning the gathering on Dec 28 over the move to introduce Jawi calligraphy in vernacular schools.

Article type: metered
User Type: anonymous web
User Status:
Campaign ID: 1
Cxense type: free
User access status: 3
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Nation

GE15: Bung Moktar hopes for mutual gains in BN-GRS cooperation
More than 10,000 PPS to be gazetted nationwide to prepare for floods
GE15: Pakatan seat allocation almost settled, says Rafizi
Slithering surprise: Python found in washing machine at Johor launderette
Telecommunication tower to be built on Pulau Sipadan
GE15: Azmin ready to take on Anwar, family in Gombak
Fear, confusion and anxiety overwhelming Opposition as GE15 nears, says Zahid
Kelantan Umno to submit list of GE15 candidates on Oct 3
Sabah Pakatan slams Shafie over claims leaders did nothing on state rights
Child abuse: 37 out of 88 cases reported in Melaka involve sexual abuse, says exco

Others Also Read