Posts tagged ‘malay’

April 29, 2011

Soi Lek Silly Rantings


Soi Lek and MCA recently came under severe attack by Perkasa and nobody in BN came to their defense.

Yes, Chua SL attempted to speak up against what he considers is extreme and racist against Utusan.

End result: Perkasa demo in front of MCA HQ with no police deterrent, DPM coming in support of Utusan and Perkasa and no BN component parties especially Umno coming in support of MCA.

Today, Chua SL is reported here that he will vote PKR if they will remove Malay privileges from the Constitution.

Tangent Deflection

Where did this come from? PKR never proposed any changes to the Constitution. Then again, MCA probably doesn’t quite understand the privileges for Bumiputras which include the natives of East Malaysia.

We seem to always forget this group of people who has been marginalised in vocalisation of priveleges.

Furthermore, Nurul Izzah has kept pointing out the specific privileges in the Constitution but unknowing people have ignored her point and accused her of abandoning Malay rights.

Now Chua SL is diverting attention by sounding really silly on something without any basis.

Nobody is about to change the Constitution. It’s poor understanding and interpretation that is the problem here.

Chua SL Lost The Plot

It appears that the MCA leader is trying to grab sand while sinking (some say already sank). He is trying to win support and getting it all wrong.

If nothing substantial happens to MCA actions to shore support except using strawman rhetorics, MCA may be as good as history and a walking dead party.

The issues being fought by MCA are either stiffled or totally irrelevant. Like how Chua SL barks on totally stupid issues that only he seems interested in and nobody else.

His rhetorics are more foot in mouth and hurting his already poor image as well as MCA being a subservient member of BN. He needs a new team of advisors to guide him to speak on real issues that affects ALL Malaysians.

When will they ever learn? Malaysians are more mature and such rantings will be totally ignored and laughed at!

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March 8, 2010

Myopia In Malaysia


It must have given Malaysians an awful shock reading the latest article on Perkasa (read here) posted on The Malaysian Insider.  It is inconceivable that such myopic views of fellow Malaysians can be construed by a Malay nationalist group.  Based on the report, Perkasa claims that

the Chinese community will use the next general election to take over the country.

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July 9, 2009

Reversal of using English to teach Maths and Science by 2012


Today, we read of the Government’s decision to “end the policy of teaching mathematics and science in English or PPSMI in both primary and secondary schools effective from 2012” (read here).

Muhyiddin Yassin, the Education Minister, says it was a fair decision that was carefully made after analysing the implemention for six years.

Muhyiddin had admitted in Parliament last month that students had not shown significant improvement in the two subjects over the past six years.

Interestingly, he and MOE officers had supposedly “briefed” Tun M on this decision probably to avert a backlash from the person who pushed for the teaching of Maths and Science in English six years ago (read here) and said that Tun M accepted this policy change.

Virtually immediately, Tun M came back saying he expressing “disappointment with the government’s decision to scrap his policy of teaching mathematics and science in English, saying it will affect future generations” (read here).  He claims his recommendations was not taken into consideration after giving them to Muhyiddin during their meeting.

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March 16, 2009

Teaching Maths and Science to revert to BM


UPDATE: Finally it has happened! (read here) 8/7/09

The Malaysian Insider today reported the likelihood of a reversal from using English to BM to teach Maths and Science for the Primary School level (read here).  It was reported that the vernacular schools will teach these subjects in Mandarin and Tamil.  It seems that there is little discernible difference in results which can be attributable to the use of English which implies no negatives.  In fact, most students chose to answer their exams in English.  So why the change?  Shouldn’t we focus on improving Math and Science?

If this be true, it will be a remarkable first of education policy flip flop being influenced by a demonstration and some public outcry.  There are equally loud voices on both sides of the divide but the Ministry of Education is appearing to be influenced by the so-called nationalist public outburst.

Today’s The Star reported that about 1,000 signed a memorandum in support for teaching Math and Science in English (read here).  So, will the Ministry of Education listen to them now?

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July 25, 2008

Malay Rights – A Mystical Myth?


I recently came across a letter by Shaik Rizal Sulaiman that was published first by MalaysiaKini on June 23, 2008, and subsequently found its way to numerous blogs.  In the wake of the so-called UMNO-PAS Malay Unity talks recently disclosed (whatever PAS wants to define it), this letter serves as a good reminder and posits a very pragmatic and realistic view from a new generation Malay perspective which is apolitical in nature.  His words are as a professional and from his heart.

He writes:

I dare say that most Malaysians (regardless of race) below the age of 40 would like to see all opportunities be spread amongst those who deserve it on meritocracy.

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The Malay politicians continue to shout about Malay rights and bumiputera rights because the very nature of our local politics is sadly racially biased. In this day and age, a great nation is built upon joint success stories, meritocracy and the combined hard work of its people without any fear or favour of racial biased politics governing our daily policies.

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