In fact, Muslim students in primary and secondary schools attend compulsory Islamic-studies classes several times a week, while non-Muslim students are divided out to study secular-based morals. As results, non-Muslim student especially Hindu advocates never get the opportunity to increase their awareness in their own religion. By replacing the subject, we are respecting 1st principal of the Rukun Negara (National Principal) - KEPERCAYAAN KEPADA TUHAN. In reality Rukun Negara is practical for every citizen in
Some groups, such as the Sangam, have been urging the government to allow non-Muslims to study their various religions - Buddhism, Hinduism, and Christianity - in school since the early 1980s. But according to Sangam's president, A Vaithilingam, government has voice their support. But I wonder why until today no measures are taken in order to encourage the subject. Its important since successful nation-building depends on greater knowledge of our traditions and backgrounds, Malaysia looking beyond economic progress to spiritual, civil, intellectual, entrepreneurial and democratic growth, is far behind on its stated goal of becoming a fully developed country by 2020.