With all due respect to the Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein, I would like to ask the following questions as a mom. What sort of remark is this? Is the Government thinking of formalising only one education system? Is all the racial matters that we adults feel now stem from our education? Or is there some parties that have been harping on the racial issues instead?
(quotes from The Star)
Hisham: Don’t let education system split students
IPOH: An education system that provides for different mediums in schools should not be allowed to split students, Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein said.
“We have the national schools, Chinese and Tamil schools, religious schools, private and international schools. Like it or not, this is the reality of our education system today.
“But we cannot allow our education system of various mediums to divide our children,” he said at the national-level Student Leaders Unity and Integration Programme.
As a concerned citizen, I am worried that this is going to be used as an excuse to (you fill in the blanks). And guess who cause all these?
Hishammuddin pointed out that because of the country’s history, rural and urban areas and the divide-and-rule policy of the colonialists, the nation had established schools of different mediums.
Datuk, I may be a dumb housewife who happens to have a blog. But I think we owe it to our British colonisation for our education systems, road systems, hospitals and infrastructures. I was in Taiping yesterday and I remarked how orderly the little town is and that is all due to the British colonisation. So are many other places. I am tired of listening to so many comments (and that include in mosque) about how bad British was.
(I have self-edited many para of my own post. If this doesn’t makes much sense, never mind. I just want to highlight this remarks by the Education Minister.)
On another issue, about the Jesus with beer and cig. matter? Do you know that my fav. Mr. Sammy Blue was somehow or other related. Apparently, we Catholics are cool with the issue and after we get the apology from the paper, we forget it. But Mr Blue’s machais drag it back to flog because I heard that Mr. Blue’s big flop, the company that starts with M, end with A, five alphabets….is having a meeting within this month. The paper that was suspended was the only media that dare to speak up against Mr Blue. Now, they had been silent so that Mr Blue can go on spinning tales and earning the support of the uninformed poor folks. Usual lah, Malaysia bulleh.