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Monday, August 11, 2008

english the lingua franca

malaysia had begun it new policy about teaching math and science in english a long time ago. it was introduced by tun dr mahathir mohamed. and it still continue when pak lah take over the office in the putrajaya.
but some of the 'malays' against this policy because it will ruin the 'bahasa ibunda' just because of this 2 subjects is teach in english.
for me i don't see any wrong when the kids learn in english as nowadays english is like a key to the chest full of gold. this is because everything including knowledge is changing and upgrade more rapid than before.
if we malaysian still wanna be left behind from the rest of the world, then please do not hesitate to make another illegal rally asking the 'kementerian pelajaran' to revert it curricular into the fully teaching in malay.
but before u can do that, please take a moment to think and rethink again what the benefit of this policy in the long term because we did not have enough people that can translate the knowledge that is written in english to malay in a short period of time. and if they can do it a little bit faster still by the time they translate it to malay, the world has changes many times.
what the point is, not all what the government had done or in progress is the worst decision ever although for the short period of time there is more con than pro. but we as the 'rakyat' can change it all by be part of it but not just sit on the rocking chair wearing the singlet and 'kain pelekat' and keep protesting the government policy.
but whatever it is, we as the rakyat need to get out from the shell that had always keeping us from seeing the world in bigger picture and different angle. because for example in indonesia itself everything being teach in 'bahasa indonesia'. but at the end of it, most of the student even the uni student cannot do well in english especially speaking and when there is a meeting that being held in english, most of them love to keep quiet rather than sharing their knowledge just because they did not know english very well even for the broken english.

so i hope everyone should sometimes listen to the surrounding and understand the current situation and try to be part of it.

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