Maszlee triggers debate on vaccination

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik - Pix from Google

By Nadhirah Sofea Rashid

Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik posted a video on Twitter explaining why non-vaccinated children should be given access to education without discrimination.

He believes that it is Health Ministry's responsibility to ensure and encourage parents to vaccinate their children.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail had also reaffirmed the government's stance that students who have yet to be vaccinated were allowed to go to school.

Nevertheless, both Dr Maszlee and Dr Wan Azizah stressed that parents should vaccinate their children in order to protect them from illness.

However, the video by him has sparked an argument. 

Many netizens feel that every kid had the right to a safe school environment.

While some are objecting Dr Maszlee's ideas and thoughts, others seem to support.

They believe that the system should have an alternative solution rather than stopping the non-vaccinated children from going to school.

Many of them blame the parents for the situation.

We cannot deny the importance of vaccine.

However, our decision makers, MOE and MOH need to discuss before making any decision and they need to consider all factors and consequences.

Both ministries need to work together and bring the best solutions for the society.