How should we judge a government?

In Malaysia, if you don't watch television or read newspapers, you are uninformed; but if you do, you are misinformed!

"If you're not careful, the newspapers will have you hating the people who are being oppressed, and loving the people who are doing the oppressing." - Malcolm X

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience - Mark Twain

Why we should be against censorship in a court of law: Publicity is the very soul of justice … it keeps the judge himself, while trying, under trial. - Jeremy Bentham

"Our government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no
responsibility at the other. " - Ronald Reagan

Government fed by the people

Government fed by the people

Career options

Career options
I suggest government... because nobody has ever been caught.

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?

Corruption so prevalent it affects English language?
Corruption is so prevalent it affects English language?

When there's too much dirt...

When there's too much dirt...
We need better tools... to cover up mega corruptions.

Prevent bullying now!

Prevent bullying now!
If you're not going to speak up, how is the world supposed to know you exist? “Orang boleh pandai setinggi langit, tapi selama ia tidak menulis, ia akan hilang di dalam masyarakat dan dari sejarah.” - Ananta Prameodya Toer (Your intellect may soar to the sky but if you do not write, you will be lost from society and to history.)

Saturday, November 16, 2013

How can our education system improve if it is being constantly exploited by the ruling party?

We have witnessed over the years, how an excellent education system left behind by our colonial masters had been 'thrashed' by BN and created big problems like almost illiterate school leavers and unemployable university graduates. Naturally, I was amazed when I watched on television recently, how our DPM cum Education Minister at an international conference, was so proud of the fact that three countries wanted to learn from us on how to train teachers! Those countries were: Oman, Namibia and Indonesia. I still cannot get over it, what with our flip flopping on whether to use English to teach Maths and Science, and that 70% of our English teachers failed a proficiency examination.

If this is an example of the kind of questions meant for schools, the ulterior motive of BN is too obvious:

                                               Pic courtesy of Facebook and YB Nga Kor Ming

Latest from CPI, 'Making History a pass subject: Why we must not agree to it' by Thasleem Mohamed Ibrahim :

'When the Minister of Education, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, launched the National Education Blueprint, he claimed that it would result in students with world-class knowledge and skills, strong moral values and capable of competing with their peers from other countries.

This has now been revealed to be an empty boast and a lie. Worse, it is a cover up for the greater politicization and stultification of our national education system which Umno, the main component of the BN, is seeking to ensure so that it will continue to rule the country for the next 50 years.

Amongst the first measures to be introduced as part of this self pronounced 'revolutionary' change in our educational system is the requirement that students will need to have a pass in the compulsory subject of History before they can obtain their SPM. The reason advanced by the Minister and his Deputy Minister for this requirement is that they want our students to be loyal.

The question which arises is loyal to whom? ..."


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