By Boo Cheng Hau
Why education blueprint kept running on treadmill
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.