KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 23 – Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak is a leader who walks the talk when he stressed that Chinese vernacular schools would continue to exist, said MCA president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. Liow who is also Transport Minister said he also welcomed Najib’s comments that reinforce the fact that Malaysia’s social contract was premised on inclusiveness.
“MCA is appreciative of the Prime Minister’s strong statement, emphasising that vernacular education is part of Barisan Nasional’s manifesto as well as the Government’s National Education Blueprint,” he said in a statement, here today. In an interview with Mingguan Utusan today, Najib has stressed that the vernacular schools in the country will stay as their formation was part of the social contract of the country. Liow added that the statement also showed Najib was walking the talk by fortifying the fact that all Malaysians have a role in nation building and are part and parcel of our collective future.
“As our citizens become more conscious of their democratic rights, BN must become all the more relevant and appeal to the wider population in the face of small pockets of undesirable elements who are trying to drive a wedge between us and upset the level of harmonious interaction that takes place between the races. “All Malaysians, especially young adults, must resist such undesirable behaviour for the sake of future generations,” he added.