The attitude of Education Ministry towards vernacular schools
Suhakam says that the Education Ministry ignores the needs of vernacular schools. Education Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin maintains that it is fair. The number of primary Chinese school students is 21% of the total number of primary school students in the country. The successive Fifth Malaysia Plans allocate 2.4% to 3.6% development fund to Chinese schools compared with that of 95% to national schools.