(If) Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) is for Malays, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan China (SJKC) for Chinese, Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil (SJKT) for Indians, when will our future generations be learning in the same class, eating in one canteen, when? There is no room for that- Former Appeals Court judge Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah
It is proof of how effective the Red Bean Army has become in that any statement by a Malay regarding Chinese matters such as Chinese school or language will be labelled as racist, notwithstanding the fact that the words were uttered in good faith and arguments are supported by the laws and rationale thinking.
Now let me ask a simple question: how are we going to live together in one big happy family when there are so many people who think about themselves and themselves only?
In a time when the race relation in this country is at an all-time low, one should not fire the bullets at any opportunity but instead stand down and listen to all possible solutions. Plus, what’s wrong with proposing “One School System” for everyone? We are Malaysians right? Is that too much to ask? How bad can it be if our children learn in the same class, eat in one canteen and grow up together?
Or are you afraid that children in Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) will be brainwashed to vote for Barisan Nasional when they grow up? Sorry, I don’t get that point. It’s totally racist and as far as I’m concerned as I login to my Facebook account, there are so many ex- Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) students who are Pakatan’s hardcore supporters – Chinese, Malays and Indians. Now, how many ex-SJKC students support Barisan Nasional? Based on the recent general election, there are probably less than 3%. Maybe even less than that! So, who are actually doing the brainwashing?
Those who argue that vernacular school provides better quality education should come up with good arguments and facts. As far as I’m concern, money plays a big part in students’ success these days. Those who are wealthy enough like Chinese ‘Taukeh’ can pay hefty tuition fees and quality books to ensure success for their children. You don’t need to be too smart or disciplined to get good results in the examination nowadays. Just send your children to the best tuition centre that can teach the best method to answer the exam questions. Having said that, I admit the SJKC probably have better methods in teaching maths but don’t you think such methods should be SHARED and implemented in “SatuSekolahUntukSemua”?
Another thing that Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah said that incurred the wrath of the Red Beans Army is when he said the Constitution only recognise Bahasa Melayu as the national language, which is true and can be seen in Article 152 (1) which read as follows:
The national language shall be the Malay language and shall be in such script as Parliament may by law provide.
It is just a relaxation for whoever in the country wishing learns his mother tongue. Whether it is Chinese, Japanese or Tamil, anyone can do so but on his own, so the rights of Chinese and Tamil private schools are not removed – Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah
Datuk Mohd Noor Abdullah also said it would be better for SJKs to be government schools like the Government English School at one time where students had the chance to learn various languages. “At such schools, we can have one compulsory alternative subject that is English as it is an international language, besides Bahasa Malaysia which is the national language”
Now what’s wrong with that, I don’t know? But I found it a bit odd when walking around Malaysia and seeing the following situation. Having established that Bahasa Melayu is the national language of Malaysia, don’t you think it strange when we:
- FEEL OK if a Chinese can’t speak or speak little Malay;
- FEEL AMAZED if a Chinese speaks fluent Malay.
To make things worse, in a country where English is a second language and widely used in business and corporate transactions here and abroad, we, Malaysians:
- FEEL OK if a Malay can’t speak or speak little English;
- FEEL AMAZED if a Malay speaks fluent English.
Imagine if a Chinese who can’t speak or speak little Malay meets a malay who can’t speak or speak little English (and of course don’t know Chinese at all)? “Macam ayam dengan itik”, don’t you think? Yet it is an OK situation in Malaysia. “Biasalah kan?”.
Some people may think it is a small matter. But if we can’t communicate, then it is unlikely that we will talk with each other; when we don’t talk with each other, than all the prejudices and perceptions come to the minds. When it reaches the weak minds, then all hell breaks loose. People just can’t think rationally anymore. Read Anas Zubedy’s article HERE. It is troubling to see how those people react in such situation. The mind is blocked and will then only try to look at other people’s fault only! It gets creepier when it involves mad and short sighted people. ANARCHY is not the answer. To those following the guy talking in the video below, come on. Please get a life!
The new cabinet line-up sees some changes at the Ministry Of Education. I hope these people will be brave enough to make the necessary changes to improve the quality of education and race relationship for our future generation. If they need legal references on the issue, look no further than HERE, a comprehensive research by blogger SatD.
Looking at what is happening now I think BN government has failed to address this important issue and therefore is paying the heavy price for its failure in the last two general elections. DAP may not want to admit it but the Chinese Tsunami and the rise of politics of hatred is of their own doing. Luckily for BN, while DAP may have succeeded in their Hitler like propaganda, the failure to win the general election when the Chinese vote for them en bloc may have caused them dearly.
As Helen Ang rightly pointed out in her blog – if the Chinese can do it, why can’t the Malay do it like they did during the Malayan Union? Imagine PAS and UMNO united. They certainly don’t need Chinese votes to form a government at all. Then again, what good will it do to this country if we are divided by race and religion?
- The BN Government Has Failed?