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Thursday, January 30, 2014



Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Eduction Vision and training courses

Malaysia needs a good education system. Each successive education minister has tried to leave a blueprint, starting with Razak Report in1956 and the Muhyiddin Blueprint in 2013. The Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin insists that paying the internatinal audit firm Mckenzie RM20 billion for the blueprint is worth it.
     Today, the Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin presents his vision at the World Education Forum, London. We hope he does it convincingly, making Malaysian education attain a world class in 15 years, that is by 2028.
     While Education Minister 1 shows his vision, Education Minister 11 Dato' Seri Idris talks about training 9000 teachers to improve their English. Are these courses truly effective?
     Before 2011, the Education Ministry spent RM8 billion to implement the project, Teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI). Teachers attended many courses, but the project has been cancelled. What is the difference between education courses in Malaysia and those in Armenia, Australia, Canada, England, South Korea and United States?


Friday, January 17, 2014

RM540 million for 5.4 million students in Malaysia?

As the beginning of this month, 5.4 million students began schooling. Every student spent more than RM200 to buy school bag, books and uniform.
     The Government is reported to allocate RM540 million to help students. It must show transparency and fairness. Avoid leakages.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Special Committee to handle the cost of living

The increase in the cost of living and the prices of goods affect the people. The economic situation is not bright.
     Today, The Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin announces the formation of the Special Committee to tackle the increase in the cost of living anf the prices of goods.
     Let us hope that the committee is truly effective.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The abuse of ISA

Internal Security Act 1970 was abused; it was repealed in 2012. It allowed for detention without trial.
     The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Tan Sri Khalid says that Security Offences (Special Measures) Act 2012 (SOSMA) is sufficient. But he yearns for reenactment of ISA. We hope he confirms the number of cases due to the abuse of ISA.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Cabinet and rubbish incinerator

The Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib announced the project to build three modern incinerators to burn rubbish such as at Taman Beringin,  Kepong, costing RM800 million to RM1 billion each. The Malaysian Cabinet has to consider seriously the above-stated project. It should ensure that there is a proper detailed environmental impact assessment (DEIA) to protect the environment. It must take care of city folks.

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Do children have lessons in schools or at tuition centres?

Malaysia has 10, 000 schools and thousands of tuition centres. Parents receive leaflets on these centres. Where do children have their lessons: in schools or at tuition centres? The Education Ministry must investigate.

Monday, January 06, 2014

The truth about the renovation of parliament building

Parliament building leaked. Renovation began in 2011. It seems that works will be completed by February 2016, costing RM520 million. It is renovation,  not reconstruction. Why does it take 5 years?  How many times has the plan been changed? What is the truth?  We need transparency.