Monday, October 31, 2011

PAGE hands over memo on English to PM

PUTRAJAYA: The Parent Action Group for Education Malaysia (PAGE) delivered its memorandum on the language issue to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak here on Monday with the hope "he is listening to the people."
"We want the memorandum to reach the hands of the PM before he leaves for Mecca for the Hajj.
"The PM says he is listening to the Rakyat, so I hope he listens to us," Page chairperson Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim told reporters after handing over the memorandum at the PM's Office.
Around a dozen Page members accompanied Noor Azimah to hand over the memorandum to request that the government allow the option for the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI).
Noor Azimah added that she handed over graphs and figures showing the percentage of parents and students supporting PPSMI and exam results that warranted the continued use of English.

tunku : it is still not too late for the government to decide on ppsmi. think about what is the best for the children. do not listen to some people like "samad said" type who know how to oppose only.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Language is only a tool. And like all tools we must select the best tools for our young carpenters so that they will build the best furniture that will last a hundred years. That is vision. Vision means that you are looking out for the country 100 years ahead and not just for May 2013 before which the next General Elections must be held. And when we are looking for the vision of the country we must not allow proposals by a few to have the authority of truth by virture of repetition.

On this matter we are flogging a dead horse. I still do not know why we are taking so much of our valuable time to exhume this animal just to flog a decaying carcass and become hostage to the fundamentalism of others.

We have had 40 years of experiment on the language issue. If by now we cannot decide which language is good for our children then I am afraid that we are still in anologue frame of mind as the rest of the world has fully embraced the digital and internet age and the tools required to become the masters of their destiny.

Finaly, to those of us who hold strident views on this subject one way or other I depart with this thought. Language is only a tool do not spend your valuable time, money and energy to transform it into an ideology.

I rest my case.