In an attempt to engineer what seems to be a successful system of failure in a hyper-modernising state that prides itself in the slogan of “human capital” and “education for all”, Malaysians seem to live with these oxymorons. In the words of George Orwell in his prophetic novel of a dystopic society of Oceania in the classic work called 1984 , this means “doublespeak”, in which contradictions abound in the inner-workings of the conveyor belt called education.

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