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Adenan Satem Says Najib Is Stupid.
To my ketuanan friends please listen up. Right now the sekolah kebangsaan (gomen schools) which have turned their backs on English and promote a strongly religious indoctrination in all gomen schools are actually performing a great disservice to generations of Malay and non Malay school children.
Yesterday's news said that at Form 3 level in Malaysia, 87% of all students obtain grade 'D' and 'F' for Science and Mathematics.
Only 13% of 15 year olds in gomen schools pass Science and Mathematics.
- In short, the sekolah kebangsaan are making our students stupid.
- Our gomen schools are manufacturing stupid children.
- Sebelum masuk sekolah anak-anak kita belum cerdik.
- Bila dah habis sekolah depa kurang cerdik.
Can someone please go and check the Mathematics and Science scores at the Chinese schools?
To my ketuanan friends the only way to make the Chinese schools go away is by reverting the gomen schools back to the English based education system. And remove ALL religious indoctrination and religion based influences and activities in all schools.
Just like it was when my generation went to school in the 1970s and 1960s. And the generation before that in the 1950s, 1940s and 1930s.
In the 60s and 70s few Chinese sent their children to the Chinese schools. All sensible Chinese parents sent their kids to government English schools. The enrolment at Chinese and Tamil schools was very low.
Then beginning in the mid 70s, the gomen started messing with our education system. We began changing the teaching of all the school subjects in Malay. This was the single biggest mistake that has set back the country.
And the Malays have been set back by light years from the non Malays and the rest of the world. Somehow they do not seem to understand this. Sampai bila kita tak nak faham perkara ini? Sampai Hari Wesak ke? Public holiday?
(As I keep saying all that free money from Petronas all these decades have been used to overdose and lull the Malays and Muslims into believing that they are on the right path. Well sorry folks you are not on the right path. Now the oil money is drying up. Wake up.)
Then after the Liwat fellow came into power in the 80s and became Education Minister, there was a second wave of committing suicide - the 'jom-kita-jadi-Arab indoctrination in gomen schools. The tudung, the baca doa, the guru agama becoming the strongest influence in schools, overruling sports activities, banning singing, banning music, banning dancing, banning swimming trunks for boys, banning swim suits for girls, over regulating the girls etc etc.
The Chinese are always cleverer. They saw from very early on that the inmates were taking over the mental asylum. So they pulled their kids out of gomen school and sent them to their Chinese schools.
The Chinese also began investing heavily in Chinese schools. Chinese schools are multi storeyed, they have lifts and their classrooms are airconditioned. The standard of English in Chinese schools has also improved. Many teachers in Chinese schools have Masters degrees. Even teachers in Chinese kindergartens have Masters degrees.
Chinese schools have always had a strong emphasis on Mathematics and Science. Now they are also strong in English, debating, music and arts. A very well rounded education. Plus they teach strong discipline. These are all very lacking in the gomen schools. And they do not have religion in Chinese schools.
As Adenan Satem says, certainly the Chinese school system is producing hundreds of thousands of graduates who are contributing significantly to the nation. How else do you think the Chinese keep producing so much goods and services in the economy? Why else are the Chinese so wealthy (in such large numbers) compared to the others?
And yet the ketuanan guys want to abolish the Chinese schools. So that depa pun semua jadi sama taraf, sama-sama dunggu.
I found his argument this time quite interesting and therefore deserves to be recorded.
It's not everyday that I see a prominent non-Chinese blogger standing up for the Chinese education system.
All these while, I thought I was alone in defending the Chinese schools among my blogger friends. They are all mostly staunch supporters of the Satu Sekolah campaign which advocates the abolition of vernacular education in this country.
I guess Syed Akbar was being more idealistic than myself in defending the Chinese schools because I have been mostly motivated by the fact that my mother is a Chinese school graduate.
Mine is actually rather personal and therefore a bit selfish.
Or maybe as usual, Syed Akbar just wanted to whack PM DS Najib Razak and this issue was another opportunity.
Whatever it is, I guess the Umno rebels will from now on have to go the Syed Akbar's way. Hit Najib with all that they can find and bleed him of support.
Bear in mind though that many or most of the rebels are themselves hostile towards the Chinese education system all these while.
Nonetheless, I wonder what Najib and his people will say about the UEC issue now.
Will they play along and give it recognition like in Sarawak?
I know that the ultra Malays won't like it and will abandon him if Najib does so, but if he don't, then the Chinese votes will surely all go to the opposition.
Either way, Najib is going to lose on this one.