MCA gathering feedback on education blueprint
KUALA LUMPUR: A nationwide briefing on Chinese education issues will be held from today to get feedback on the recently launched Malaysia Education Blueprint preliminary report.
MCA Youth Education Bureau chairman Chong Sin Woon said yesterday the report had raised questions on the standard of Bahasa Malaysia in Chinese schools.
"The blueprint stated that the standard of Bahasa Malaysia in Year Four, Five and Six in Chinese schools will be equalised with those in national schools, raising a debate from the community.
"Thus, we would like to get more response from the public and grassroots," he said, adding that the week-long feedback would cover Malacca, Perak, Terengganu, Kedah, Johor, Kuala Lumpur and Selangor.
Chong said the party's vice-chairman, Datuk Yoo Wei How, had been appointed by the MCA Youth exco to lead a campaign to raise funds for the Chong Hwa High School in Kuantan. The fundraising, he said, would be held with the national briefing.
"Out target is RM1 million. We will be opening an account for the public to donate to the school."
Chong also said the goals of the United Chinese School Committees Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) has been sidetracked under the leadership of chairman Yap Sin Tian and his deputy, Chow Siew Hon.