Ethnic Chinese people make up almost one-quarter of Malaysia’s population. Photo: AP Ethnic Chinese people make up almost one-quarter of Malaysia’s population. Photo: AP
Ethnic Chinese people make up almost one-quarter of Malaysia’s population. Photo: AP

More Malaysians are learning Mandarin, even as Chinese schools struggle for recognition

  • More than 500,000 pupils, including non-Chinese children, attend Chinese schools each year, even though their education is not recognised by the government
  • Detractors in the Malay-majority country believe validating Chinese education would put national unity and the national language at risk

Topic |   Malaysia
Ethnic Chinese people make up almost one-quarter of Malaysia’s population. Photo: AP Ethnic Chinese people make up almost one-quarter of Malaysia’s population. Photo: AP
Ethnic Chinese people make up almost one-quarter of Malaysia’s population. Photo: AP
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