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ICC Note: A primary school in Taman Puteri, Hulu Langat on the outskirts of the capital in Malaysia has invited ire for segregating drinking cups for Muslim and non-Muslim students, in what has been described as an “apartheid-like” practice. According to Free Malaysia Today, the school was found to have separated the cups at a drinking water dispenser. The Religious Harmony Bureau of the Malaysian Chinese Association called on the Education Ministry to immediately order the school to stop the practice.

08/12/2017 Malaysia (Asia News) – A primary school in Selangor has come under fire for segregating drinking cups for Muslim and non-Muslim students.

The school, Sekolah Kebangsaan Taman Puteri, in Hulu Langat has cups labelled “murid Islam” (Muslim students) and “murid bukan Islam” (non-Muslim students) placed next to a water dispenser, this according to Malaysian media reports.

A school canteen operator said the labelled cups have been used since last year, under the previous school principal who has since been transferred, Free Malaysia Today reported.

School administrators have refused to comment, but the authorities, parents and netizens have criticised the school.

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