Friday, December 18, 2009

If government wants to exclude religion, then do it consistently.

Malaysia's UMNO-BN government has took out 'Bible Knowledge' subject from SPM's examination's (O' level equivalent) additional subjects. The Malayan Christian School's Council has voiced against this move.

I would agree with the government doing this IF they do it consistently. If they want to exclude the teaching of religion in schools, then they should also exclude Islam-related subjects such as Tasawwur Islam, Pendidikan Al-Quran & As-Sunnah (Al-Quran and As-Sunnah Education), and Pendidikan Syariah Islamiah (Syariah Islamiah Education).

If they don't then they have no reason to exclude other religion-related subjects from schools' curriculum. If they exclude, they are not respecting minorities' rights to have their religion recognized in the country. If that is the case, then the UMNO-BN government is contradicting the Prime Minister Najib's 1Malaysia concept.

This again will show how un-serious Najib's administration on cultivating the defunct 1Malaysia concept.

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