Press Statement – 13 September 2012
This Resolution proposed by the Christian Federation of Malaysia was unanimously adopted by delegates to the 30th Annual General Meeting of the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism held on 14 July 2012.
“In its ongoing discussions with the Government of Malaysia and with the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education, the Malaysian Consultative Council of Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Sikhism and Taoism (MCCBCHST) shall propose and put forward as part of the National Education Policy the provision that all religions be allowed to teach their respective scriptures in national or in government-aided schools (for example, the SPM Bible Knowledge in the case of the Christians) wherein examinations thereto shall be prepared and graded by the respective authorities of each religion and recognised by both the Ministry of Education and the Department of Education”.
Daozhang Tan Hoe Chieow, AMS – President
Sardar Jagir Singh – Deputy President
Venerable Sing Kan – Vice President
Reverend Dr. Thomas Philips – Vice President
Mr. RS. Mohan Shan, JMW,AMK,BKM,PJK – Vice President
Mr. Prematilaka KD Serisena – Hon. Secretary General