THE controversy surrounding allegations that only Muslim students from an all-girls school were invited to an SPM workshop has naturally raised conjecture.
Let’s assume that it was a simple communication blunder and that there was no ill intent or malpractice. If indeed the workshop was meant for all students, regardless of race or religion, then the school could have announced the names of the participants for the two separate sessions right off the bat.
Wong Chun Wai
Wong Chun Wai began his career as a journalist in Penang, and has served The Star for over 35 years in various capacities and roles. He is now group editorial and corporate affairs adviser to the group, after having served as group managing director/chief executive officer. On The Beat made its debut on Feb 23 1997 and Chun Wai has penned the column weekly without a break, except for the occasional press holiday when the paper was not published. In May 2011, a compilation of selected articles of On The Beat was published as a book and launched in conjunction with his 50th birthday. Chun Wai also comments on current issues in The Star.