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Perlis mufti: Racial friction will persist as long as vernacular schools exist
Published:  Dec 30, 2019 4:58 AM
Updated: 5:22 AM

Perlis mufti Asri Zainul Abidin today has put the blame of racial tension on vernacular schools.

He also claimed that there has been an endless incidence of "insolence".

"As long as vernacular schools which do not use the national language is not abolished in this country, friction and insolence between races will not cease," he said in a Facebook post.

Asri said there is a need to return a political power that is able to deal with such insolences.

"We must all unite and forget our differences to return the country's strength and political power that is able to sternly face this insolence," he said.

Asri's comment came amid opposition from vernacular groups against the revised Year 4 Bahasa Malaysia syllabus.

The revised syllabus includes three pages of Jawi lessons which the groups insist should be removed.

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