Why education blueprint kept running on treadmill


Boo Cheng Hau            

COMMENT The recently announced National Education Blueprint contains nothing new. And it shows the powers-that-be have no real intention to listen to the public or make any bold reforms to our ailing education system.

It is a repetition of the sad old story about racial prejudice, not much different from the so-called ‘National' Education Policy which was largely based on Umno's Malay nationalist belief that the national language should be the sole medium of instruction.

Proponents of the Malay-medium only policy also emphasise the Malay nationalist perspective of history that having one common language - such as in our neighbours Indonesia and Thailand - can save Malaysia from disintegration.


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Why education blueprint kept running on treadmill

Boo Cheng Hau,

COMMENT The recently announced National Education Blueprint contains nothing new. And it shows the powers-that-be have no real intention to listen to the public or make any bold reforms to our ailing education system.

It is a repetition of the sad old story about racial prejudice, not much different from the so-called ‘National' Education Policy which was largely based on Umno's Malay nationalist belief that the national language should be the sole medium of instruction.

Proponents of the Malay-medium only policy also emphasise the Malay nationalist perspective of history that having one common language - such as in our neighbours Indonesia and Thailand - can save Malaysia from disintegration.


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