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State government should take over education from federal: Dr Yee

By Chris Maskilone

KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah Government has been urged to take over from the Federal Government, the task of running its own education in Sabah, without any further delay and excuse.

Parti Bersatu Sabah Deputy President Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai said Sabah, a place where racial and religious harmony is the norm, “can certainly do without the very racist and shortsighted policy of the current federal government.”

Datuk Dr Yee Moh Chai. SNT Pix/Credit PBS

Dr Yee criticised the matriculation system, which he claimed as “one of the many unfair policies that we (Malaysians in Sabah) don’t need to endure anymore.”

The rest included university entrance, scholarships and many others, he said in a statement here Saturday.

“Furthermore, Sabah does not need a Federal Ministery of Education that find all the excuses in not recognising the UEC which, until today, only amounts to empty promises after their successful electoral mandate,” he said.

“Sabah can do much better by not wasting our own time and money over the ridiculous dilema of whether to wear white shoes or black shoes in the schools,” he said.

Towards this end, Dr Yee said that if Sabah government was serious in preparing for the state’s young people to meet the demand of future job market, and to enable them to serve the country better, then Sabah has no choice but to “divorce ourselves from the inherently defective education policy of the federal.”

“Lets hope the current Sabah government, with a ministry which has been tasked with the education affairs, is not merely paying lip service,” he added.-SabahNewsToday