Malaysia Education Blueprint: Weighing Unity Against Diversity

By Tricia Yeoh

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Nation-building strategies all over the world have education as a central element. Malaysia is no different. However, the multicultural nature of the population means that education has always been a hugely controversial and highly sensitive subject. The latest blueprint must also consider the question: is diversity a benefit or a dilemma?The Deputy Prime Minister recently launched the draft version of the Malaysia Education Blueprint (2013-2025) with great fanfare. With that, the Education Ministry seeks feedback prior to launching its final...

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Tricia Yeoh

has previously worked with the Selangor state government and is now attached to a market research consultancy.