By Sharmilla Ganesan | BFM


In an ongoing court case, lawyer Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla claimed that vernacular school students are at a disadvantage in the job market because of limited Bahasa Malaysia proficiency. We unpack this claim by first looking at the details of the case. Then, what does the job market actually tell us? And finally — are there advantages to vernacular languages being the medium of instruction?

Listen to the interview below with New Sin Yew, Constitutional Lawyer; Derek Toh, Founder of Hiredly; and S. Pasupathi, Director of MySkills Foundation:

Produced by: Alia Zefri, Adeline Choong, Loo Juosie, Raihanna Azwar