Chinese educationist group Dong Zong has been on Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s radar after it recently launched a petition against the teaching of Jawi calligraphy (or khat) to Standard Four pupils despite the Education Ministry’s decision to make the lesson optional.
However, Mahathir said it’s up to the police to decide if Dong Zong should be banned.
He said he has no idea if the Chinese educationist group, which persistently objects the implementation of khat in vernacular schools, should be banned.
“I don’t know yet. That’s for the police to decide,” he said when asked if Dong Zong should be banned.
He said Dong Zong will breach the law if it continued to stoke racial and religious sentiments.
“If it keeps on stimulating (or) inciting the people to fight against each other, of course, that is against the law,” he told a press conference at KLIA today.
“We (should) always be sensitive about not instigating different races to fight against each other,” he said.