…WITH THE MANDARIN VERNACULAR SCHOOLS LOSING ITS RELEVANCE TO
TODAY AND WITH THOSE WHO STUDY IN THEM ALSO NOT MIXING WITH THE MAJORITY MELAYU!
…WHERE ARE THE LEADERS OF DONG ZONG IN THE EVERYDAY SOCIAL, CULTURAL AND
INTELLECTUAL LIFE OF THE COUNTRY? MALAYSIA
The fact that the leaders of the Chinese education associations such as Dong Zong are missing from the everyday social, cultural and intellectual life of the country is bad for them; it only proves that they do not embrace nationalism and want to be aloof to what is happening in the country to fight a cause which may be a lost one.
If they think they can be of any use to the country, then surely, their leaders, too, would be everywhere participating in the creation of that society they think they can enhance and better.
But this has not happened; they are nowhere to be seen unless if they are complaining about something especially how the vernacular Mandarin schools are slowly being marginalized, and so on, when they pop up to make their appearance and noises heard.