Wednesday, June 19, 2013
This Mahathir confuses me more and more each day...
In a recent speech he said...
......"we need to settle down and understand what democracy is and tell them to trust the government".
Understand democracy and be TOLD to trust the government??? Lu faham tak?
The man also told Malaysians that having a national school under one roof for all races, can keep Malaysia peaceful, united and will help build a better future for its citizens. "Going to the same school increases the chances of togetherness. I'm the product of this kind of school," he said.
Sir, just like you I came from the same system. And I agree with you. But don't always blame us for not wanting our children to go to national schools anymore. Have you recently checked on the level of education and the level of teaching offered by most national schools? Can you blame us parents for wanting better for our children? You would do the same. If national schools got back to the same standard as when you and I were in school I, for one would gladly put my children in national school.
"The problem we face today is that we do not come together, and barely speak or use the national language."
Sir, have you ever considered this? That we don't speak or use the national language because more and more we are being made to feel like we are NOT part of this nation? You often quote the example of Indonesia when it suits you. Everybody there speaks Bahasa Indonesia. Sure. Everybody there is INDONESIAN. Are we here ALL Malaysian? Really?
"We should have less segregation in schools for example, and make it compulsory to use and learn the national language"
Segregation? In schools? Segregation and racial polarization now are evident everywhere. And most of us will agree that you started it. So how?
And now you say that Malaysian history needs to be re-written. I wonder how you would want that to be done. That really scares me.