KUALA LUMPUR – No matter what the government decides on the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), it should not go against the Constitution and the national education system.
The Veteran of DAP Dr. Tan Seng Giaw admitted that the UEC is a complicated issue and it has been debated for decades.
Therefore, many issues need to be considered, including, the aspect of Malay language as the official language, education system and unity.
“I admit that this (UEC) has been discussed not only for a day, not a month, not a year but for decades. It is difficult as it’s often politicised.
“When it is being politicised, it is difficult to discuss. Therefore, a good thing will look bad,” he said while refusing to state his stand on this issue.
He further elaborated that the issue is not about who would win but there is a bigger picture in it; peace, stability and unity must be preserved.
“Whatever the decision is, I hope that everyone will respect the Constitution and the system,” he added.
He said, all Malaysians should be proud that the country allows its citizens to learn other languages, besides Malay language.
“Although there are certain things that we do not understand, why certain countries allow certain system in their education system but not in this country, we must abide with the decision made.
“If there is any changes, I hope that the changes would be for the better and not worse,” he added. -MalaysiaGazette
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