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Dear Old Man, you're wrong again in saying Malaysia is only country with vernacular schools

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There is another country allows vernacular schools, Sri Lanka allows Tamil language used as the main medium in the government fully funded Tamil primary schools. They are fully funded unlike Malaysia with semi-funded Chinese and Tamil primary schools.

I was there for a year, I saw their schools with my eyes.

Dr M stands by foreign language remark

Stephanie Sta Maria | January 24, 2011

Mahathir had said that Malaysia is the only country with government schools that use a foreign language.

KUALA LUMPUR: Former premier Dr Mahathir Mohammad today clarified a statement that he made on foreign language as a medium of teaching in government schools.

In a recent interview with Nanyang Siang Pau, he said that Malaysia is the only country in the world with government schools that use a foreign language to teach a community whose ancestors originated from a foreign country.

A reader shot down his claim and pointed out that the Chinese language is taught and spoken in many countries. However, Mahathir begged to differ.

“There is a difference between teaching in a foreign language and learning a foreign language,” he emphasised. “I’m referring to […]