School race


POLITICIANS and academics against vernacular schools are struggling to accept that Chinese primary schools have become more multiracial than some national schools.

They only need to see the process for themselves and talk to the parents, especially the non-Chinese, to find out why they’re sending their children to Chinese schools particularly.

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Wong Chun Wai

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.

   

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