The Debate”Is Malaysia’s Education going backwards..?”

The internet blogs and main stream media has got it all. The views, the reasons the implementation date and the opinions from all academicians, elected representatives and parents.

Did anyone ask the main player and conduct a poll from the affected ones that is the students? Obviously not as they do not have a CHOICE really as they are caught in the RAT RACE of coming tops and worry about whats in front of them especially ‘What are the correct employment .”

Now it seems that in 2012 when its implemented those who intend to enter ‘foreign universities” they will face obstacles not unless they can afford to study overseas anytime with their “parents wealth” Is this really good for our country..?

 I would very much want to go indepth into this subject as 31 years ago  I was also caught in the lasts of the Senior Cambridge System where those who came after us were all under the Malaysian Education syllables. We were the lasts of the Common Entrance,Junior Cambridge,Senior Cambridge and now what.

Academecians has advocated that English taught from primary school right up to university makes good sense in our long term goal to produce a bilingual or even trillingual citizenship that can compete and COMPETE WELL in the International arena. What does appear though is that English being the norm our local graduates will face unseen challenges and difficulties in making the grades especially in Foreign Firms.

This was told to me by the Sarawak Teachers’s Union President William Ghani who said many parents are in unison especially when the whole PICTURE IS PLACED IN FRONT OF THEM.

Not sounding racist in remarks or belittling any race he told audie61.The Chinese can work in Taiwan,Hong Kong,China and Singapore.The Indians can work in Sri Lanka,Pakistan, India and where can the Dayaks or Bumiputera work after they completed their Malay science and maths. Don’t tell me in Indonesia .?

There is too much experimentation and flip-flops and U turns. Does Harvard,Cambridge or Oxford change according to whims and fancies? Just look at football as an example:-

 In 1996 the J league Association has to learn from our Malaysian semi-pro league. Today Japan football is world class and many of their players are household names overseas. Where is Malaysia Football..?

Education is beyond political divide and as such English should be viewed as the one language that opens doors to International commerce,trade,industry,communications science and technology.

So even Mahathir does not have very kind words on this subject as he said,”The future of Young Malaysians will find difficulty keeping abreast of developments in the scientific field.”

A concerned parent and a VOTER in the Malaysian democratic system was even more blunt,” Ask all the elected representatives,YBs and MPs ,top ranking officials to send their sons and daughters like eveyone else to Sekolah Rendah,Sekolah Menengah,Kolej dan Universiti di Malaysia.

Don’t send them to all the elite schools. Will they do it..?For better or worse..? Don’t think they will as they will only think the bests for their own and forget about the others. The INNOCENT ALWAYS PAYS THE PRICE. So who are we to blame..??

Many parents are looking at overseas and those who have the SCIENTIFIC BRAINS will not even consider coming back. Wasn’t they a call for many intellectual and calibre Malaysians to come back to Malaysia with many promises during Tun Mahathir’s administration? Are they all back..?

When we were young our grandfathers would sit us down and look straight at our eyes,”Nobody can take away what is in our BRAINS. Today it is called Intellectual Property and In Olden China these people are feared and casts aside or put away for good. Has Malaysia just CHECKED IN or the ruling government is so afraid of their own shadows. I sincerely hope I am wrong and I LOVE MALAYSIA and do not want it to see it lagging behind if our future genrations are handicapped and losts their edge.

We say as always,”All of us need to play our part in assuring EVERY Malaysian stays competitive . Lets ensure that our Children do not suffer for our actions…

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Please..It’s “Laughter in the Rain”

Its coffee time and in the group around lunchtime were some lawyers,senior journalists and political party boys. Wow! Sweeping statement by the deputy speaker Junaidi.No,no,no Could the Hansard lie..? Valid point .Taken and well received by the group. So, that means that the deputy speaker and Santubong MP is correct in his statement today,” I’m not apologising

He even insists that the remarks are facts and based on constructive criticism which we have said in our article yesterday https://audie61.wordpress.com/2009/06/14/exclusive-replysarawak-members-of-parliament-full-of-decorum/

So isn’t this “laughter in the rain..?” The full version for your listening pleasure to ease the political tensions and stress.Hmmmm… 

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Another remark which had some of us in deep discussion was a Malaysiakini report which had this ,” Sarawak PKR leader Augustine Liom wants Dayaks in Barisan Nasional (BN) to join Pakatan Rakyat to change the state government.” Either its another laughter in the rain or PKR Iban leaders have suddenly got the courage to speak up to start another,”Dayakism revival in a different platform” through PKR. 

He went on to say this,”“The Dayaks now need a national party as their political vehicle. Sarawak National Party is nominally alive. Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak is dead and gone. Malaysian Dayak Congress has not seen the light of the day.

anwar ibrahim 140509“What we need is a political vehicle, that is PKR, and we need Malays like Anwar Ibrahimright) to champion the Dayak cause, not Malays who will divide us or who will rob us of our NCR land.

“We place our trust in PKR and Anwar to champion the Dayak cause. This is a stark political reality we have to come to accept and to live with. There is now no alternative to that.”

Neil Sedaka says,” I call it laughter in the rain.” Can the Dayak leaders and political boys see this happening..?? Even Wan Azizah the PKR President has this to say,’“If we want to change Sarawak for the better, then it is now or never.” She could not be saying this is all “laughter in the rain could she..??

We say as always,”Sometimes singing a song or two will ease the  tensions that has descended upon the Political Landscape in Malaysia..Of course,you and i know politics is REAL and it cannot be laughter in the rain could it..??

Perak,”Limbo Rock..??”

A lecturer friend of Joey of audie61 from a local university said,”Perak-A crazy twist of events” and  “How low can you go..?” He went on to sing the Chubby Checkers song ,”LIMBO ROCK”. It seems the whole of Malaysia are really wondering when this Perak Chronicles is going to end.

 The fictional Chronicles of Narnia has Azlan as the saviour. There are similarities in the name of the Sultan of Perak and coincedently the name starts with an A. The Sultans name is AZLAN while the fictional fantasy story of  Narnia is  “ASLAN” which is Turkish word for Lion.

So who is in the position to stop all this? Isn”t it in the hands of the Sultan? Even in this Malaysiakini extract “PM Najib said it would be up to the Perak sultan to do so but did not say whether BN would advise him to dissolve the assembly.”That is one of the options but under the constitution, it is something that does not have to happen. It depends on the sultan to consider,”.

This Internet portal posting,”Perak remained in a political limbo yesterday, as leaders from both the Barisan Nasional (BN) coalition and its rival Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance insist their chief is the rightful mentri besar. The full report can be read HERE.

We honestly hope that this Perak situation would be solved amicably and it should not go on and on. Fresh Polls are the only way of resolving the situation and BN and Pakatan must both get ready their machineries. There is no two ways about it and now in the eyes of the International community its a whole POLITICAL CIRCUS.

Lets not stress ourselves out and lets sing this song and we attached herewith the lyrics.

Every limbo boy and girl
All around the limbo world
Gonna do the limbo rock
All around the limbo clock
Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go unda limbo stick
All around the limbo clock
Hey, let’s do the limbo rock

Limbo lower now
Limbo lower now
How low can you go

First you spread your limbo feet
Then you move to limbo beat
Limbo ankolimboneee,
Bend back like a limbo tree
Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go unda limbo stick
All around the limbo clock
Hey, let’s do the limbo rock

la la la etc (instead of instrumental break)

Get yourself a limbo girl
Give that chic a limbo whirl
There’s a limbo moon above
You will fall in limbo love
Jack be limbo, Jack be quick
Jack go unda limbo stick
All around the limbo clock
Hey, let’s do the limbo rock

Don’t move that limbo bar
You’ll be a limbo star
How low can you go

We say as always,”What else is there to say..? How Low can you go..??”