The 'brain drain' happens because our best minds are told to leave Malaysia by some moronic government leader or simply kicked out by government-sanctioned racist policies.
On Mahathir blames West for 'brain drain'
Anonymous: Can someone please tell this man that the 'brain drain' happens because our best minds are told to leave Malaysia by some moronic government leader or simply kicked out by government-sanctioned racist policies.
Do not blame the West for the our 'brain drain' and 'brain loss'. If the West had not taken our best minds, they would be left to rot away at our racist and brainless institutions. And to take the cake, this same man started the ball rolling on this policy ... maybe he forgot!
On Student in trouble for YouTube rap
Democracy4now: Half-a-million listeners later, the controversial song 'Negerakuku' created by a Muar student studying in Taiwan is conceded as beyond the Malaysia's jurisdiction. And what is the point of suppressing the artistic creation though the content is controversial?
The best way to deal with politically incorrect views are to put forward your own views which are more rational and reasonable. After all, there has been a lively debate about the race-based NEP and even on the more explicit `Ketuanan Melayu' concept of Umno.
Compared to these official manifestations ideology, 'Negarakuku' - which takes an ethnic line in looking at what are after all Malaysians' problems - lost hands down in terms of chances to get heard fairly. It is so unfunny that the bigger racial propagator could feel threatened by a smaller one! Is monopoly the issue here?
On Get qualified people to run Performing Arts University
Sri Siva: I am not certain about the qualifications of the faculty members teaching at the Malaysian Performing Arts University, but one thing I know is that a faculty in this discipline, usually has a Masters degree as a terminal degree.
This is known as the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA). It usually takes around three to five years to complete this programme, thus it is considered a terminal degree and is sufficient for professorship in the US.
On Let market determine number of lawyers
On: I agree that even National University of Singapore graduates should pass the CLP too - just like all graduates of local universities should. In fact, I don't see why those who pass the English Bar should be exempted from the CLP. I myself was offered a place to do the Bar Vocational Course in England after obtaining my LL.B. from an English university, but (apart from costs) I saw no point taking it if I was going to practise in Malaysia eventually. Even though I have no doubt the English Bar is of impeccable standard and quality, I don't see it as an adequate safeguard for the public in terms of ensuring they know enough about Malaysian law.
In my mind, a common Bar exam for all aspiring lawyers in Malaysia is the only fair way to go. If you want to practice in Malaysia, pass the CLP/Malaysian Bar exam. Otherwise, don't. It's as simple as that. This would, once and for all, put to rest all the controversies and suspicions.
George Yap: I am not a lawyer nor a law student, but surely, law courses offered in universities of various countries comprise basically the same basic legal principles with specific 'references' only when dealing with that country's laws.
As such, is the CLP a test of knowledge or of local procedures and practices? Is it to test knowledge earned while in training? As such, should all take the test? After all, it is a certificate in 'legal practice', not a certificate in 'legal knowledge'.
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