The existence of vernacular education has been repeatedly questioned all these years. However, Chinese educationists emphasize hat Chinese primary schools not only do not hinder national unity, instead they help promote greater unity among Malaysians of different ethnic backgrounds as there are signs showing that more and more non-Chinese Malaysians have sent their children to Chinese schools in recent years.
Deputy finance minister Datuk Chua Tee Yong has said each Chinese primary school in the country received an average of RM1.8 million from the government, more than the RM1.3 million received by each national primary school, showing that Chinese primary schools have never been marginalized by the government.
AirAsia group chief executive officer, Tan Sri Tony Fernandes, has brushed off reports that AirAsia X is facing problems paying salaries and allowances, saying that the reports are rubbish, speculative and wrong.
The Voluntary Deportation Programme for illegal immigrants that was introduced in July, saw 59,590 illegal immigrants taking up the offer to return to their respective countries said Immigration Department Director-general Datuk Mustafa Ibrahim.