Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah of Perak said vernacular schools must ensure their students master the Malay language comparable to, if not better than, students in national schools.
He said mastering the national language should be made one of the key indices of vernacular schools.
“The success of the vernacular schools in getting their pupils to master the national language will help build a united nation and minimise the uneasiness of some communities towards vernacular schools,” he said.
The Perak ruler said it was contradictory and ironic that a Malaysian citizen could not understand, speak, write and read in the national language, which is the identity of the nation. (more…)