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.)

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Marlborough Malaysia is not the same as Marlborough UK

Besides quality education, some parents hope their children will get to know children of super rich parents or even princes or princesses, when they study in exclusive private schools or colleges overseas. What we know as private schools are referred to as public schools in Britain and students acquire an upper class accent in the process too.

'Marlborough is an international boarding school owned by an elite private school with the same name in the UK, which boasts alumni such as the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton and poet Siegfried Sassoon.'

But will you find someone like Prince William in Marlborough College Malaysia?

We cannot even attract some local well-heeled children...

'A fortnight ago, five relatively well-off families drove from KL to explore the possibility of registering their children for Foundation courses at EduCity in Nusajaya.

All backed out after only a day in Johor Baru. Reason – serious concerns about the quality of the student experience at the still relatively isolated, no-frills facility in this city.

There is a glaring negative perception about Johor, and changing that perception will take time and hard work. But at the rate EduCity is moving, this sad state of affairs may never change.

There are also serious bureaucratic interferences, like the universities being disallowed to put up billboards or even hoardings around their campus to advertise academic programmes.'

More from The Sun:

EduCity losing its stellar touch

Our local parents are so kiasu that for those who can afford, their children would enrol in international schools in Malaysia. Just the other day, someone told us that even at Primary 1, students are learning how to spell words like 'ridiculous' and 'archaeology'! 'Ridiculous!' said another senior citizen friend of the grandfather. But in Britain, they are more likely to use 'ludicrous' instead.

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