Saturday, March 07, 2009

PPSMI: Orang Melayu dan perjuangan keliru.

Orang Melayu.
Ada masa perjuangan jadi keliru.
Dalam ramai-ramai ada Mat Sabu.
Stail perarakan macam aku tahu.
Tidak ramai yang licik selain dia tu.

Sudahnya apa yang kita mahu?

[gambar-gambar diambil dari Galeri star online]
sebagai rakaman protes PPSMI - 7 mac 2009

7 Mac 2009


1. Riot police fired tear gas into a huge crowd of people marching to Istana Negara to protest the use of English in the teaching of Mathematics and Science at 2.40pm Saturday. But by 3.20pm, the police and Federal Reserve Unit were successful in dispersing the crowd. Police detained 124 people for questioning.Crowd disperses; 124 arrested, police on standby .

2. Riot police fired tear gas to disperse more than 2,000 Malaysians who tried to march to the national palace Saturday to protest the use of English to teach math and science. The demonstrators sought to submit a petition to the country's king to demand that the national Malay language be reinstated in schools for the two subjects — a sensitive issue for the ethnic Malay majority. Malaysia police fire tear gas at language protest

3. More than 5,000 protesters dressed in white marched towards the king's palace in Kuala Lumpur in the protest organised by a coalition of groups, including the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party (PAS), one of three partners in Anwar Ibrahim's opposition alliance. Malaysians in language protest

4. Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi wants an immediate decision to be made on the use of English in the teaching and learning of Mathematics and Science to prevent a bigger issue from cropping up. PM: Fast decision on Maths, Science issue imperative

5. According to sources, cabinet will make a decision on the policy of teaching and learning of Science and Mathematics in English (PPSMI) in March. Education Ministry has conducted four round table meetings on PPSMI in last year, in order to gather different opinions from various parties. Education Minister Hishammuddin Hussein said the outcome would be brought to cabinet in recent weeks. Cabinet To Decide On PPSMI After Umno Polls

6. IT IS
unfortunate that the debate on the PPSMI, the Malay abbreviation for the teaching of science and mathematics in English, is hotting up again just three weeks before the Umno general assembly and the party elections. More of the Umno election candidates are saying just about anything in order to appeal to the delegates to vote for them. It appears that they think that to be elected they must appear to be more Malay than the rest. Thus to many of them, to call for the end to the PPSMI is a way of demonstrating their steadfastness and commitment to the cause of the Malay race and the purity of the Malay language, the mother tongue.
Decide wisely on science, maths