Joint Announcement by Dong Zong & Jiao Zong
January 4th 2019
Recognising the UEC from an Educational and Academic Perspective
Dong Jiao Zong Urges Pakatan Harapan Government to Honour Their General Election Manifesto
In response to the exclusive interview reported in today’s newspapers, viz., the Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir posited that he had to consider the feelings of the Malays and resolve the huge gap in national wealth distribution first on the recognition of the United Examination Certificate (UEC), Dong Jiao Zong would like to make the following announcements:
1. United Chinese School Committees’ Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) and The United Chinese School Teachers’ Association Of Malaysia (Jiao Zong), jointly they are called Dong Jiao Zong, would like to reaffirm that recognising the UEC is an educational issue, and that education should not be mingled with politics. Moreover, from a purely academic perspective, a pragmatic, professional and rational approach to the UEC recognition can help Malaysia cultivate and retain more talents.
2. Dong Jiao Zong would like to remind the government that the UEC recognition is a promise made by Pakatan Harapan in its general election manifesto. We hope that, with Pakatan Harapan taking over the federal government currently, new thinking and governance should be installed, and promises credited, including the UEC recognition.
3. Dong Jiao Zong would like to assert that, since the Ministry of Education has set up a committee, Pasukan Petugas Dasar UEC (PPDUEC) to collect and study the opinions about the UEC recognition from all walks of life, and to eventually compile these opinions into a report for discussion in the Cabinet. That said, all parties and stakeholders concerned can submit their comments to the said committee. As such, no party should endeavour to politicize and incite racial sentiments on this matter, which is likely to interfere with the UEC recognition.