I promise you it will be English...errr...I mean Malay...errr...I mean...errr...have I had my nap today?
We used to be educated in English but Bahasa Malaysia was a compulsory pass (a credit actually) in order to receive a full Form 5 certificate. Then some morons decided that it was best to dismantle the system in the name of national pride and what not. Bahasa Kebangsaan/Melayu/Malaysia became the language of education. And English became not even a compulsory pass subject.
And now...Muhyiddin Yassin announces that English will become a compulsory pass subject as early as 2016. Wow! Really? Why?
The minister in charge of education said it was because "...many people, including parents, are supportive of the proposal."
Wah!!! Good la, Muhyiddin. Thank you for opening our eyes. But what is the main reason why the Education Ministry is having this change of heart about English? Muhyiddin said,
"Since English is widely used internationally, we have little choice but to encourage our children to be proficient."
Phwaaar!!! No shit, Sherlock!!!