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Lawyer: Against the law to teach in English

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By : Joseph Sipalan

KUALA LUMPUR: The teaching of Mathematics and Science in English is illegal, a senior lawyer claimed today. Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Abdul Rahman said the controversial system, implemented in 2003, was in direct violation of provisions under the Education Act 1996 which stated that Bahasa Malaysia must be the medium of instruction for core subjects.

Under section 17(1) of the Education Act 1996, it is specified that Bahasa Malaysia will be the main medium of instruction in all educational institutions in the National Education System except national-type schools or any other institution exempted by the education minister.

Aziz pointed out that section 18 of the act made it compulsory for core subjects to be taught in Bahasa Malaysia.

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NKKhoo says:

It’s right time to bring MOE to court. Karpal Singh flashs out of my mind, who else if not Karpal Singh is the one to sue BN government. 🙂