This is against the Federal Constitution and the National Language Act 1963/67.
COMMENT | Something has gone seriously amiss in the Malaysian education story.
PARLIAMENT | The prime minister explains that translations to other languages will be made to cater to foreigners in Malaysia or foreign recipients of the information.
PARLIAMENT | 'Sometimes, we use the Arabic language so those who listen do not understand,' the PM says.
Researcher believes that this can be explained by the unique status of the language in M'sia.
MP SPEAKS | Chong Sin Woon’s reply that the RM34 million books are not replacements goes against MOE's earlier circular.
Ex-PM also defends PPSMI, but stops short of saying if Harapan will bring it back.
COMMENT | After tourism tax, he riles S'wak again with his attack on the supposed English 'threat'.
Bukit Bendera MP questions the sudden scrapping of the local texts in favour of two foreign-published ones.
According to a report, the books could cost between RM78 and RM135.
The Permaisuri Johor says her dream is to see the young pursue education at world-class universities.
YOURSAY | 'Is Umno Youth deputy Khairul Azwan not aware of the policies on English?'
UPDATED 11.52AM | The TN50 dialogue on education reveals serious English proficiency issues among students.
Adenan Satem is reported calling the stopping of use of the English medium also stupid.
YOURSAY | ‘Idiocy is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.’
YOURSAY | “It’s not statesmanlike to respond by slamming those with poor BM.”
Bilingual skills are a Malaysian strength.
Does criticising these folk in any way absolve him?
He says it is embarrassing for those born and raised in M'sia but cannot speak Bahasa.
YOURSAY | ‘Do we accept that our English education policy has deteriorated?’
A street survey finds those met urging the DPM to go for classes.
YOURSAY | ‘By saying broken English is ‘okay’ we are preparing ourselves to lose.’