Monday, October 31, 2011

The Political Ransom of PPSMI

GMP sedia turun ke jalan jika NGO pro-PPSMI buat demo October 31, 2011 KUALA LUMPUR, 31 Okt — Gerakan Memansuhkan PPSMI (GMP) yang pernah mengadakan perhimpunan besar-besaran tiga tahun lalu berhubung dasar Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik Dalam Bahasa Inggeris bersedia untuk turun semula ke jalan jika ada pihak mengambil tindakan sedemikian menuntut dasar lama dikembalikan. 

Pensyarah Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris Prof Datuk Dr Zainal Kling berkata, Kongres Bahasa dan Persuratan Melayu VII yang berakhir semalam tetap dengan pendirian tegas menentang segala bentuk dasar yang boleh mengembalikan PPSMI ke dalam sistem pendidikan negara. Zainal yang juga ahli jawatankuasa resolusi kongres tersebut turut menyelar tindakan beberapa pertubuhan bukan kerajaan termasuk Persatuan Ibu Bapa Untuk Pendidikan Malaysia (PAGE) yang menuntut kerajaan mempertimbangkan semula cadangan agar diberi opsyen untuk belajar sains dan matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris ekoran keputusan memansuhkan PPSMI
. “Tindakan Menteri Pelajaran Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin memansuhkan PPSMI adalah satu tindakan yang wajar kerana PPSMI melanggar undang-undang, melanggar Perlembagaan Persekutuan, Akta Pendidikan dan juga Akta Bahasa Kebangsaan,” kata beliau kepada The Malaysian Insider. “Kami menyokong tindakan menteri menghapuskan dasar itu kerana kerajaan adalah pelaksana undang-undang negara,” katanya lagi. Sewaktu kongres di Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka itu berlangsung semalam, terdapat desas-desus yang menyatakan akan ada pihak mahu membuat demonstrasi hari ini. Source here

Is that so?

Court Rejects Bid To Declare Teaching Maths, Science In English Unconstitutional KUALA LUMPUR, May 7 (Bernama) -- Four students on Friday failed in their attempt to have the teaching of Mathematics and Science in English since 2003 be declared null and void when the High Court rejected their application. Judge Datuk Mohd Zawawi Salleh dismissed with costs their applications after hearing explanations from both sides in chambers. Lawyer Mohamed Hanipa Maidin represented the four students during the proceeding while Senior Federal Counsel Suzana Atan appeared for the government. Suzana when met by reporters said the judge decided that the two circulars on the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science (PPSMI) in national schools and national-type (Chinese and Tamil) schools did not contradict Article 152 of the Federal Constitution.

She said Article 152 provided for Bahasa Melayu (Malay language) to be the national language while it remained the medium of instruction in schools. The four students had filed their applications on Jan 21, 2006. Mohammad Syawwaal Mohammad Nizar who was then a Year Four pupil, made his application through his father, Datuk Seri Mohammad Nizar Jamaluddin, an engineer and the former Perak Menteri Besar. The others were Form Three students, Mohammad Fadzil Nor Mohd. Rosni and Nur Najihah Muhaimin, and Syazaira Arham Yahya Ariff, a Form Four student, who also made their applications through their fathers. The four named the Malaysian government as the respondent. In their writ of summons, the applicants had, among others, claimed that their right to learn the two subjects in the national language had been denied with the implementation of the PPSMI policy. In regard to this, they asked that the court order the respondent to revert to the teaching of the two subjects in the national language as provided in the Federal Constitution. They also applied for a declaration that the respondent had no power to implement the PPSMI policy as contained in the circular dated Nov 27, 2002 Mohamed Hanipa said he would appeal against the court's decision.(Where is the appeal dude??)  -- BERNAMA Source here

And GMP what is your position on Vernacular Schooling?

Apakah ia tidak melanggar Perlembagaan Persekutuan dan Akta Bahasa Kebangsaan? go here


And what is this 'political ransom" being bandied by PAGE

"Do not make us give the opposition our vote,” said PAGE chairman Datin Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim said in a statement to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today. Source here 
Oh now you are openly admitting that you have given your vote for the Government in PRU12?

What nonsense is this? You sure ka Makcik?

......Nizar of PAS sued the Government for implementing PPSMI, was it his personal thinggy or a Trojan Horse by the Opposition Party?

Now back to the bigger issue at hand here, YB Khairy tried to venture again in the debate recently

 I looked at the problem again and revisited what I previously thought to be undoable - a single national school. I think the problem with this suggestion in the past was that it didn't tell us how this could be politically workable. Proponents would state the obvious about its benefits, especially on unity, and maybe challenge what some perceived as a constitutional guarantee for the existence of vernacular schools. But that would pretty much be the sum of the argument. It did not really tell you how this could actually happen, especially with the political stakes involved. Source here
Dude what's up with the kote lembik thrust?

First of all why must we politicize our Education System?

Why can't the Government of Day just do what is mandated by Law

So YB let me ask you a simple question, if there is a Challenge to the "perceived constitutional guarantee" or in your previous terminology "virtual constitutional guarantee" and the Government loses in all level of courts.

What would be the likely scenario? These fuckers gonna blame the Government for not defending "their rights"?

Vote the "opposition" government who if ever comes to power are bound by the same court ruling?

Malas cite la brader....

And what's up with "Proportionate Referendum"

If the consultative council can fashion a consensus concerning the education system, for example, that agreement would be put to the people for ratification. Again, the idea is to circumvent politics. Taken to Parliament, these big ideas and reforms may die a quick, painful death.
Instead we recognise these changes to be fundamental and in need of a more broad-based acclamation. We take it to a referendum. Now, the main problem with referendums especially when it involves ethnic considerations (as it would in the case of the education proposal) is tyranny of the majority.
Simply put, in Malaysia’s case, since the Malay/bumiputera community is in the majority, it is conceivable that a referendum would support a single-school system - which is why I would like to suggest a proportionate referendum. So, in order for there to be popular, public ratification, each ethnic community would need to show majority support for the reforms. This means, for example, more than half of the Malay community, Chinese community and so on agreeing before it becomes part of a new social contract.
What happen to One Man One Vote? Tyranny of the Majority??

Your logic is flawed dude, under what circumstances would the Chinese and the Indian ever want to vote for  Satu Sekolah??

They can live in their own ethnic enclaves for the rest of their lives and they want the Government to pump in tax payers money to support an illegal institution in that "parallel universe".

If you really want to do this......GET THE COURTS TO DECIDE ON THE PERCEIVED CONSTITUTIONAL GUARANTEE....settle the issue once and for all....ada brani??

Enough of Politicians folks , i shall repeat what I've said before (go here)




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