Vernacular schools part of national education system, protected by the Constitution, say linguistics experts

KUALA LUMPUR: Vernacular schools have not been a hindrance to national unity, but “threats” from certain parties towards such schools could lead to the destruction of the country’s unity and harmony, says Malaysian Chinese Language Council president Datuk Eddie Heng Hong Chai (pic).

Over 20% of students at Chinese schools are non-Chinese, which makes them multiracial institutions, he said.

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