My mum asked me to write this on my blog. I'm kinda hesitated about it but before I start writing, I would want to apologize if this too sensitive to some of the readers.
But then again, it's MY BLOG. So if you have nothing nice to say, save your face but I would still want some feedback(;
Recently, my school has inserted a new rule in the school board. As far as everyone knows, Malaysia's official religion is Islam but not everyone is a Muslim. The schools in Malaysia do not practice the Islamic ways except if the school is an Islamic school.
My school is not an Islamic school. It's a co-ed school with Malay, Chinese, Indians, Sikhs and others attending here.
Early this year, on the first day or second day of school during the assembly, boys and girls were told to be separated. Meaning - the right hand side are the males; the left hand side are the females. Everyone was puzzled but no one said a word.
Then, a teacher took over a mike. He announced that from now on, even the 4 staircases in the school would be separated according to the genders and forms. Everyone was like, WHAT THE HELL. And if a girl or a boy is caught using a stairs that doesn't direct his/her gender, he/she would receive punishment.
Wait, there's more.
When going to the canteen for recess, boys and girls must use different routes. The boys use this side and the girls that side. I mean, seriously, what's wrong with walking at the same route? It's not like a girl would file a report against a boy bumping into her.
To make matter worse, even in the canteen, the seating for boys and girls are also separated. When we want to buy foods and drinks, we must use different counters according to our genders.
With all do respect, yes, I'm a Muslim. But the school board has got to understand that this is NOT an Islamic school - it's a national government school meaning all the government schools must follow the same policies. This is not right.
I have non-Muslims friends asking me 'why'. Truth is, I don't really know. And I can't say. But I hope this would stop...who knows maybe the next thing they would separate girls and boys in classes.
Some prefects said that the school board wants to stop students from dating...having boyfriends and girlfriends. But seriously, c'mon. This is not gonna work. After school, they still can meet up and go dating elsewhere.
By doing this, many non-Muslims are feeling uneasy. I think it's utterly ridiculous. Before this there was a school which did it and was slammed by a newspaper following complaints from parents and the government itself had said, "For as long as it's not an Islamic school, all schools must follow the government's schools policies."
So I really hope what I'm trying to say make sense to whoever is reading. People can't do whatever they feel like doing, that's why there's such thing call RULES.
* I miss you, Idzham & Khairul);
Take care, you guys. Hopefully, we'll meet again