Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Malaysian Catholic Church Fights for Better Education via Online Signature Campaign

A Malaysian student signs the online petition

In a country where Catholics are a minority and with the broadcast media controlled by the Federal Government, the Church for the first time has put an extensive use of the Social Media to push for the implementation of a better education system in the country.
This Lent, the Catholic Church, through its Kuala Lumpur Archdiocesan Office for Human Development (AOHD) and the Social Communications Office (Cahayasuara) has launched an online signature campaign to fight for the people’s right to a better and fairer education system for all in the country.
“Make some sacrifices. Speak up. We owe this to our children and their children. We owe it to Malaysia,” Ecclesiastical Assistant of the Catholic Teachers’ Association of Malaysia (CTAM) Rev. Fr. Simon Labrooy said in the campaign letter (What Is Happening to Our Children’s Education?) sent to all parishes.