I’ve just had a debate on one school system with DAP supporters.
Let me put it straight. DAP consistent support of vernacular schools show in no uncertain term they are racist. Their argument that its a mother tounge right is a hypocritical justification for racism.
DAP does not believe in everybody’s mother tounge education. Our country has more than 50 ethnic groups. The ibans, bidayuhs, sikh, melanaus, kadazans etc etc have their own mother tounge. If DAP is sincere are they saying they will fight for the rights of other mother tounge? Are they going to fragment further our school system? Are they going to further segregate our young into more and more race and ethnic base? So we have more than 30 or 50 sekolah Jenis kebangsaan? We burden further our school infrastructure? They don’t kan because it doesn’t make sense to do it.
Why is that they fight for selective mother tounge? Is other ethnic mother tounge not a recognized mother tounge? Is Chinese mother tounge superior than other mother tounge? Why the chauvinistic attitude? Why selectivity.
In essence by supporting the vernacular system, we support further segregation of our youngs based on race. As it is it deprives my children of non Malay friends. It deprives our children of different races to grow and laugh together. We are just perpetuating racist tendencies and prejudism. We’re not putting Malaysian first.
The right to mother tounge does not give us the right to segregate our children. Our law does not prohibit learning other mother tounge. You can do this privately. But it’s different to support an education policy segregating our youngs based on race. This is distinct and to mix this argument together is just an attempt to justify racist agenda.
This DAP support for mother tounge is not about sekolah kebangsaan education quality. They have supported this since merdeka when our syllabus are the English syllabus. It’s not about quality. It’s about protecting a chauvinistic right.
DAP is pure and simple racist.