KUCHING, Sept 23: Has Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching claimed in a meeting with NGOs that Sarawak and Sabah do not object to the introduction of Jawi lesson in primary schools?
This has become a mystery following an NGO, Seni Khat Action Team (Sekat) coming forth, claiming that Teo did that on Aug 21 in Putrajaya.
Parti Bumi Kenyalang (PBK) president Voon Lee Shan who upheld what Sekat claimed, has come out with a press statement condemning Teo for doing so.
“Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching in a meeting with NGOs on (or about) 21st day of August 2019 in the Ministry of Education in Putrajaya told those present, that Sabah and Sarawak (who was not represented in the meeting) had no objection to the introduction of Jawi Khat in the education curriculum.”
“She said Sabah and Sarawak are open-minded people and for this reason, Sabah and Sarawak had not objected to this.
“This is disclosed to me by Mr Arun Dorasamy of Gabungan Sekat (Seni Khat Action Team) to me, Voon Lee Shan, President Parti Bumi Kenyalang today 23 September 2019,” said Voon.
Voon believed that the introduction of Jawi lesson in primary schools was already in the pipeline since 2015.
He stated PBK’s strong objection against the newly policy.
“All things were done in secrecy in the implementation of Jawi Khat since 2015 until it came to light as published on July 21, 2019 through a local press.
“PBK deplore the ways how Jawi Khat is to be introduced and PBK oppose the introduction of Jawi Khat in school in whatever form or manner,” said Voon. — DayakDaily