Chinese school association hopes opposition leader can resolve land issue which has been delayed for 14-years.
Dong Zong chairman Yap Sin Tian hoped that “as the by-election is looming”, Anwar and the Selangor state government could help to resolve the issue involving the donation of a 100-acre campus land in Sepang to New Era University College which has been delayed for 14-years.
Yap also hoped that Anwar would allocate land of at least five acres for the reinstatement of the Yu Hua Chinese secondary school, and ensure that higher education institutions under the Selangor state government would recognise the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) of Malaysian Independent Chinese secondary schools.
“The 2013-2025 Malaysia Education Blueprint (MEB) is continuing policies and measures that are unfavourable to the survival and development of mother-tongue education, causing it to face a detrimental impact and a crisis of having its nature fundamentally altered,” Yap said at an open house event here.
“Such issues have yet to be resolved, and are causing worries and discontent,” he added.
Yap disclosed that Putrajaya’s neglect for mother-tongue education was the reason many organisations of various ethnic groups continue to fight for the right to said education through various means.
“It is our hope that the government will revise and rectify policies and measures in the MEB that are favourable to the survival and development of mother-tongue education,” he said.
He added that measures include providing fair and reasonable treatment to schools of various streams and to develop them in an institutionalised manner, as well as resolve long-term issues plaguing the school system, such as shortage of teachers, fund allocations, school land, construction of new schools and the powers of school boards.