The Education Ministry has issued new guidelines in respect of Sikh students shorning their facial hair and kara.
The Asia Samachar issue has highlighted the issue. (Please click here for details)
Malaysian Gurdwaras Council, Sikh Naujawan Sabha Malaysia, and other Sikh Organisations played their part in getting this circular out.
Khalsa Diwan Malaysia plays an important role in this matter. Whenever Sikh students face problems in schools on this matter, Khalsa Diwan is always in the forefront to defend them.
The directive on the cutting of hair in schools was issued in 1976.