Fostering unity through a diverse education

THE ruling by Malaysia’s Court of Appeal upholding the constitutional status of vernacular schools and the use of Tamil and Chinese languages in them is a landmark in the nation’s ongoing journey towards embracing diversity and unity.

The court’s three-judge panel asserted that the Federal Constitution protects the teaching of Tamil and Chinese in these schools, even while making Bahasa Malaysia our national language. This protection, Judge Datuk Azizul Azmi Adnan explained in the unanimous judgement, is rooted in Article 152(1)(b) of the Constitution.

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