Some recent letters to the editor of Malaysia Kini on schooling

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Wed Mar 23 14:29:59 UTC 2005

                           Where are the ministers children studying?
                           Mar 22, 05 3:23pm

                           Why are we still harping on the issue of
building more primary national schools, Chinese schools, Tamil schools and
even universities based on race?  This mindset surely belongs to
self-interested politicians who want to portray themselves as either
defenders of the national language policy or Malay dignity or Chinese
dignity or Indian dignity.

                           What nonsense.  We should emulate our former
prime minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad who had at one time accused a man of
promoting cronyism and nepotism. Dr M then came out with a list of crony
companies to back his accusation. Remember?

                           I would suggest that Pak Lah draw up and
publicly disclose a list of our politicians sons and daughters and where
they are studying now.  Believe me, almost all of them are studying in
private schools, private colleges, overseas boarding schools or
universities. And why? Because they are much better than our national
schools and most importantly, have English as the medium of instruction!

                           If our ministers are our so-called defenders of
the national language policy, Malay dignity , Chinese dignity, Indian
dignity etc. then why are they not sending their sons and daughters to our
national schools?

                           Would you?

More letters:

                             Make national schools attractive
                              04:59pm Mon Mar 21, 2005

                             Education system segregating or uniting?
                              04:57pm Mon Mar 21, 2005

                             Ministry should re-think national schools
                              04:55pm Mon Mar 21, 2005

                             The Chinese schools sandiwara re-run
                              03:17pm Thu Mar 17, 2005

                             Lets have referendum on Chinese schools
                              03:14pm Thu Mar 17, 2005

                             Mengapa hentikan pembinaan sekolah Cina?
                              02:13pm Wed Mar 16, 2005

                             Empower the people through education
                              02:08pm Wed Mar 16, 2005

                             Have single language medium for all schools
                              01:38pm Tue Mar 15, 2005

                             Lets give and take on Chinese schools
                              01:33pm Tue Mar 15, 2005

                             National schools becoming religious schools
                              01:31pm Tue Mar 15, 2005

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