MICHAEL BELOFF QC AFFIRMS THE CONSTITUTIONALITY OF VERNACULAR SCHOOLS

Press statement by Kua Kia Soong, SUARAM Adviser 2 September 2019

The Honourable Michael J Beloff QC, former President of Trinity College, Oxford, Treasurer of the Honourable Society of Grays Inn and Counsel for Merdeka University Bhd in the suit against the Government of Malaysia in 1981/82 has affirmed the constitutionality of vernacular schools in Malaysia. Ever since the 1982 Federal Court judgement against the establishment of Merdeka University, some politicians and constitutional lawyers have used it as an argument against the existence of vernacular schools in Malaysia.

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