KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 22 — Malaysians are split when it comes to choosing between vernacular or single-stream school systems, with those in favour of vernacular schools citing fear of discrimination in single-stream schools.

A survey by research firm Vase.ai commissioned by online portal Malaysiakini found that 51 per cent of respondents were in favour of single-stream schools, while the remaining 49 per cent preferred vernacular schools.

Broken down by race, the report said that its ethnic Chinese respondents were the biggest opposers to single-stream schools, with two-thirds or 69 per cent opposing it, while 53 per cent of ethnic Indian respondents did not support it.

by Julia Chan, The Malay Mail, 22 August 2019