A Malaysian student writes using the khat script. Photo: Ahemed Rafeeq | Twitter

Malaysian court bans Chinese-education lobby group’s protest against ‘Islamisation’ of schools

  • PM Mahathir Mohamad has warned that the event by the Dong Jiao Zong group had the potential to cause ‘chaos’
  • The protest was against the plan to teach the Arabic script khat in vernacular schools, which had roused ethnic tensions in the multiracial country
Topic |   Malaysia

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A Malaysian student writes using the khat script. Photo: Ahemed Rafeeq | Twitter
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Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan Jaipragas

Bhavan is Asia Correspondent for the SCMP, covering breaking news, politics, diplomacy, trade and Southeast Asian macroeconomic trends. His work for the Post's Asia desk also focuses on the region's multifaceted interactions with the United States and China. A Singapore native, Bhavan previously worked for Agence France-Presse.