Thursday, November 5, 2009

Dr Mahathir: Chinese parents do no want their children to mix with other races

Former premier Dr Mahathir blamed the educationists for not wanting Chinese students to mix with Malay or Indian students.

Mahathir said that only Malaysia has the unique system of having different streams of education as other countries have only one stream despite having large migrant population. He cited United States, Canada and Australia as examples.

He also pointed out that even Switzerland, which has three official languages, has an education system which provides for students to learn all three languages in the same school.

“That is why I introduced the vision school (concept), which comprises three streams in one campus. That way, students of different races can at least meet each other,” he said.

However, he said that the system was rejected and that was the reason why Malaysians cannot achieve unity.

The question arises: Should particularities of the socio-historical and cultural background be taken into account while discussing the feasibility of national unity in Malaysia or otherwise?


armouris said...

Rahsia awet muda Dr. Mahathir? - Rahsia Muda Dr. Mahathir

Anonymous said...

No Dr. Mah. Chinese do want to mix with all races. it is because the systems don't allow. MCA & MIC insist to have their own national type of schools learning chinese and tamil. It is not the chinese wrong it the education systems to blame. Please go tell it to MCA & MIC.