At Primary 5, most pupils struggle with their own mother tongue, but 12-year-old Waleed Baqeer, who has autism, had taught himself Tamil.
Despite being exempted from studying a mother tongue subject, the Malay pupil picked up the language because of his deep passion for Indian culture.
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