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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Keep quiet on vernacular schools and let court decide, lawyer tells politicians

Politicians debating about the existence of vernacular schools should "keep quiet" and allow the court to decide, said lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla.

Haniff, who is representing a group of NGOs to challenge the constitutional status of vernacular schools, said if the politicians were interested, they should intervene in the ongoing court case.

"I urge the politicians, who for 64 years have failed to resolve this constitutional issue, to keep quiet and wait for a decision," he said.

He cautioned that they could face contempt of court action.

He noted that several leaders have touched on the issue, including DAP's P Ramasamy and Steven Sim, MIC, and Bersatu's Wan Ahmad Fayhsal Wan Ahmad Kamal and Mohd Ashraf Mustaqim Badrul Munir.

Noting that Wan Fayshal and Ashraf Mustaqim had called for the abolition of vernacular school, Haniff (above) said they should walk the talk.

"Do they realise that Education Minister Mohd Radzi Md Jidin is from Bersatu?

"Why are they voicing out and playing political rhetoric when their minister in charge has not prioritised the policy?" he said.

Haniff pointed out that in the constitutional challenge against the vernacular schools, the first and second defendants are the Education Ministry and the Malaysian government.

He said the duo should not only walk the talk but asked the Education Ministry to advise the Attorney-General's Chambers accordingly if they did not want vernacular schools.

The Kuala Lumpur High Court is expected to deliver a decision on Dec 29. - Mkini

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