The tinderbox that is Malaysia today


Emmanuel Joseph

Malaysia was not always this petty. And it should not be. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, October 2, 2019.

A PENANG mission school was recently chastised over a Christian prayer recited at its awards event.

Though now largely run by the government, many mission schools are still governed by boards with some Christian representation, depending on the type of school and its structure. Though fully funded by the government in name, these schools lag behind their national, and even national-type, counterparts due to a lack of funding, often forced to request aid from their alumni and former teachers – and sometimes, even the missionaries who used to run them.


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  • Not sure how public will react if it is a sekolah kebangsaan and a Muslim prayer was read?

    Posted 4 months ago by H. Mokhtar

    • It happens all the time and we non muslim just keep quiet knowing it's a very sensitive issue!

      Posted 4 months ago by Chee yee ng