The Unified Examinations Certificate (UEC) became a highly controversial issue under the new government, Pakatan Harapan. Many feared that recognising the UEC would disregard the rights and privileges of the Malay language which in turn, would cause disunity amongst Malaysians.
In Malaysia, the UEC has not been recognized for admission into institutions of higher learning (IPTA). Recognizing the importance of UEC’s adoption, in the 14th General Election, Pakatan Harapan had promised to recognize the UEC if given the mandate to become the government.
Whether it’s a sweet bait to lure the Chinese votes, or a genuine promise to uplift the nation, we are not sure. Today, the UEC has yet to know its fate. 6 months into government, and PH is still at the phase of ‘studying’ it. Too long of a ‘study’ will only make people lose hope.