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A calling

In Kuala Lumpur, not too long ago, MCA president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting urged young Malaysian Chinese to explore their origin and culture and learn the values of traditional practices. He said that nowadays, many young people do not understand the meaning of traditional practices and the culture of their own ethnic groups. If there were many such young people, many parties ought to be blamed, chief among them, parents. Some parents, in the pretext of working, practically hand over their children to schools, expecting teachers to bear responsibilities which are rightfully and ideally the parents’. Often, teachers are too tied up by curriculum specifications to be bothered by anything else but churning out straights As students who would hog the academic limelight. Who would expect teachers to teach children cultures or traditions, especially those of their ethnic groups when these obviously do not harbour any commercial values. If an ethnic group does not bother to educate the younger…