More programs expected to ensure education for stateless children in Malaysia

20:19, July 20, 2010      

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The Malaysian government will carry out more programs to ensure stateless children to have a chance to be educated in the country, senior official said.

Muhyiddin, Deputy Prime Minister as well as the Education Minister, said at a Parliament meeting here on Tuesday that various programs had been carried out by his ministry in partnership with related agencies to ensure all children in the country to get access to schools no matter what their religions, races or where their locations are.

He said that his ministry was expected to expand these programs and all parties in the country were welcome to join the programs.

According to Muhyiddin, stateless children refer to those who are not Malaysian citizens and have no document, or those who are Malaysian citizens but still have no document.

He said that as for the former kind, the government would give them an alternative education focusing on the ability to read, write and count as well as civic education and providing them with certain skills. It would be different from the country's formal education, he added.

For the latter kind, he added, they were able to go to government school under the condition that one of their parents is a Malaysian citizen and an endorsement by a community leader was also required.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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