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January 15, 2020

black shoes

Look at this goddamn mess left behind by the ex-education minister (history: here)

Report: Schools told to find out how many students wear black, white shoes
KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — The Education Ministry has directed all schools nationwide to survey their students on the uptake of the policy allowing black shoes as part of student uniforms.

Local daily Sin Chew Daily referred to a January 14 letter by the Education Ministry that was spread on social media, which was addressed to the education directors of all state education departments asking them to notify schools of the survey.

In it, the Education Ministry said it has started gradually allowing black shoes and socks in schools from 2019 to 2021.

The Education Ministry said it saw a need to conduct a study based on the schools’ findings of the policy’s implementation, with a request for schools to complete the online survey form by January 22, 2020.

Sin Chew Daily said it had verified this with the principal of a primary school in Kuala Lumpur, and published a photograph of the survey form that included details such as the number of students enrolled in the school, and the number of students wearing black shoes and white shoes respectively.

When contacted by Malay Mail today, National Union of the Teaching Profession Malaysia (NUTP) president Aminuddin Awang confirmed that the Education Ministry has asked schools to conduct a survey on the implementation of the black shoes policy.

He also verified that the letter circulating on social media to be genuine.

The letter contains a link to the website for the online survey form, with a note from the Education Ministry that a majority of respondents in engagement efforts including parents agreed with school students wearing black school shoes as compared to the wearing of white school shoes.

The note also stated that the Education Ministry wished to obtain findings on the implementation of the black shoe policy at the school level, and that schools are required to fill up the survey before or by January 31, 2020.

I bet they’re finding out how deep the shit has rooted to the ground, and if it is too late to reel back the decision to move to black shoes. After all, our new government is the U-turn king. Like I have been saying, the Pakatan Harapan government has been a huge disappointment.

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December 27, 2019

arrogant

Wow, look how delusional and arrogant these rustic people are… look at these fucks talk like they own us or something…

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Remember you’re living in a ‘Malay world’, Hadi warns Dong Zong ahead of congress

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 27 — Islamist party PAS lambasted Dong Zong today for allegedly behaving unethically in a multi-ethnic society, ahead of the Chinese Organisations Joint Conference that the Chinese educationists’ group is co-organising with Jiao Zong.

However, its president Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang also warned the ethnic Chinese group to remember that its members are living in “a Malay world”, and therefore should not overstep its purported boundaries.

“This is not about the government’s soft tone against them, but their attitude. They understand, but they act as if they don’t get which world they are living in.

“Is it a Malay world or Chinese world or the media world? They should understand which world they’re living in,” the Marang MP was quoted as saying by Malay daily Sinar Harian.

Hadi’s remarks come even as PAS secretary-general Datuk Takiyuddin Hassan said the party is ready to hold a dialogue with Dong Jiao Zong together with Barisan Nasional component member, MCA, in a bid to defuse tension and seek an amicable solution.

On the other hand, the head of PAS’ ulama wing Nik Muhammad Zawawi Salleh labelled Dong Jiao Zong as “anti-national” and a racist organisation for planning this weekend’s protest against the teaching of the jawi script in vernacular schools.

In an open letter, PAS information chief Kamaruzaman Mohamad had also urged the Home Ministry to ban Dong Zong.

Despite that, Hadi insisted that his remarks were not directed at the Chinese community, but just Dong Zong.

Hadi also accused Dong Zong of disrespecting “native residents” here, and being ungrateful to “those who allow them to stay here”.

“They have overstepped their boundaries and we hope they will change. If they don’t, it will become fiery,” he reportedly said, adding that it is possible for others in the Chinese community to live peacefully here.

Around 1,000 people are expected to attend the event tomorrow, from representatives of school boards, parent-teachers associations and alumni associations, to those from the Malay and ethnic Indian communities.

The organisation’s refusal to heed advice that it cancel its conference has caused concern that tensions could escalate, as more conservative and hardline Muslim groups threaten reprisals.

‘Malay world’? What the fuck does that even mean? What imaginary world are they talking about? I am sure as hell that I do not fucking live in THEIR world.

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November 21, 2019

flying car

So these guys are arguing like primary school kids over the definition of a flying car… in the parliament. *facepalm*

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Ruckus in Parliament over ‘flying car’
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 — Datuk Seri Mohd Redzuan Yusof was put on the defensive during Question Time today when Opposition lawmakers besieged him over the “flying car” issue after it was dismissed as a drone by the Transport Minister Anthony Loke last night.

The entrepreneur development minister was in the midst of replying a question from Sibu MP (PH) Oscar Ling on a separate matter before Barisan Nasional (BN) and PAS MPs began heckling him over the “flying car”.

“This is the attitude of leaders who want to deny something from the youths.

“I am happy to say that today the government has started a programme to train our youths on using drones… unmanned carrier vehicles or whatever you want to call it, whatever narrative you want to bring, drone, flying car, vector, unmanned aerial vehicle…” said Redzuan who was trying to defend himself while smiling.

However, he was interrupted by Pasir Salak (BN) MP Datuk Seri Tajuddin Abdul Rahman who dismissed the drone as a product from China that sees local youths merely slapping the vehicle together.

Lenggong (BN) MP Datuk Shamsul Anuar Nasarah advised the minister to stop speaking as the more he tried to defend the “flying car”, the more he became a laughingstock.

“Minister, the more you speak, the more Malaysians are laughing at you,” said Shamsul Anuar.

Speaker Tan Sri Mohamad Ariff Md Yusof then intervened and asked the sceptical Opposition lawmakers to take up Redzuan’s invitation and tag along with him to test the flying car tomorrow.

Baling (BN) MP Datuk Seri Abdul Azeez Abdul Rahim then interjected to tell Redzuan that he should bring Loke along.

Tajuddin then asked Redzuan whether or not the government had injected US$30 million (RM120 million) into the flying car project.

“No, zero,” said Redzuan.

Paya Besar (BN) MP Mohd Shahar Abdullah then pointed out that he believes Redzuan was being sabotaged by his DAP colleagues.

“I don’t see it like that. I think I will have to hold a class for anyone who doesn’t understand air mobility,” said Redzuan.

Yesterday, Loke told Parliament that the “flying car” being promoted by Redzuan is a drone and, therefore, needs to get the go-ahead from the Civil Aviation Authority of Malaysia (CAAM).

My thought is, they can’t even fucking make a proper car with wheels… why bother making a flying car??

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October 20, 2019

UM – a big joke

UM is a big joke. Many people claim that it’s a prestigious Malaysian university, I think not. It’s a shithole. Just look at how they’re willing to lie in the media. Some students protested against their vice chancellor in a convo, and they withheld their degree. You’d think they know what they’re doing, and would at least come out to explain why it was done. But no. When shit has hit the fan, these bunch of expired turds outright denied it and came up with some half past six excuses to quell the public anger. They don’t even have the balls to own up something that they’ve done. What kind of cowards do that? You really want these people to educate your children? They call themselves educators? What kind of example are they setting now? No thanks. I don’t have respect for people like this.

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UM protest grad to get his scroll, degree not withheld
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 19 — University of Malaya (UM) board of directors chairman Tengku Datuk Mohd Azzman Shariffadeen Tengku Ibrahim today said that the graduate who protested during the convocation ceremony on Monday has been informed that he can collect his degree scroll.

“I want to stress that the university is not withholding the graduate’s scroll and academic transcript. All graduates can access and print out their scrolls through the university’s online graduate system.

“The distribution of the scroll and academic transcript are done in stages beginning October 12 and graduates can access and print it out from October 18,” Mohd Azman said in a statement today.

On Monday, UM graduate Wong Yan Ke carried a placard to the stage during the university’s convocation ceremony while receiving his bachelor’s degree, urging vice-chancellor Datuk Abdul Rahim Hashim to resign.

This was followed by the barring of another student Edan Kon, 23 from participating in his convocation the next day after auxiliary police found a folded placard in his possession.

They suspected Kon of carrying out a similar protest in support of Wong.

Commenting on the incidents Mohd Azzman said while UM respects students’ freedom, the rights of others should be respected as well.

“I would like to emphasise that University of Malaya is an institution of higher learning that always supports and promotes academic freedom and intelligence and is neutral and non-compliant.

“In our opinion, the student’s act has disrespected the convocation ceremony and tarnished the event. The student’s action showed that he does not respect other graduates who are being celebrated and also their parents, other guests who were present,” he said.

Mohd Azzman added that UM’s board of directors strongly believes that the purpose of education is not only to gain knowledge but also to build an individual’s personality to achieve excellence through knowledge at the same time instill moral values.

“In order to achieve this goal, it is imperative that students are held accountable for actions so that they can reach their maximum potential.

“UM respects the rights and principles of freedom of expression of every individual under this University. On this basis, UM has always been regarded as one of the most liberal universities in the country. However, in exercising this freedom, the rights of others must also be respected,” he added.

Mohd Azzman said the Kongres Maruah Melayu (Malay Dignity Congress) on October 6 was an academic debate to identify, discuss and suggest solutions to challenges faced by Malays from political, economic, educational, cultural and religious aspects.

“Nevertheless, in line with the university’s goals and the principles it supports, the university will be more cautious and implement more stringent and dynamic justifications for programmes that address all aspects of national interest,” he said.

Both Wong and Kon were against alleged racist elements in Abdul Rahim’s speech during the Malay Dignity Congress in which the latter purportedly claimed last year’s change in government had eliminated Malay political dominance.

Abdul Rahim also reportedly claimed to have asserted that Malay privileges were being questioned and warned others not to challenge the social contract in his speech.

As a result, Wong was called in on Wednesday to have his statement recorded by the police after UM lodged a report against him, while Kon was accused by the university of his intentions to disrupt proceedings.

Among the reasons cited which caused Kon being barred from his graduation ceremony included a Facebook posting in which he “incited” other students to join in the protest to seek Abdul Rahim’s resignation during the graduation proceedings.

Meanwhile Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad also on Wednesday stated that while students have the right to protest, a convocation ceremony was not the right place for such actions.

To the hardworking wage earning parents, I have one thing to say to you. Always be prepared to pay for your kids’ education. Don’t sit around hoping that the spastic government’s going to dole out charity funds to educate your children for you. That’s just lazy and wrong. Your child is your responsibility, not anyone else’s.

If you can’t afford a tertiary education for your children, it’s fine. Then have a plan. Your children can always work to lessen the burden. Tertiary education can always be done later. You don’t have to do it right after high school. There’s nothing wrong to earn an honest living to fund one’s own education – it might even make the experience more fulfilling for the child, and he/she would learn a thing or two about appreciating the hardship of life. If you don’t agree with me, fine too. Keep waiting for charity then.

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August 8, 2019

khat

So, everyone is talking about ‘khat’, a form of Arabic calligraphy to be made a compulsory part of the BM subject to the vernacular schools for Year 4 pupils starting next year. Because not everyone is docile like a mule, people started to question if this is an effort to ‘Islamize’ the nation… That’s when you see all these dimwits coming out to defend the move with pathetic and bad explanations… like this article here…

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Penang mufti: Khat is not Islamic, strictly a form of calligraphic art
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 7 — Penang Mufti Datuk Seri Wan Salim Mohd Nor explained today that khat is a calligraphic style using the jawi script and is used purely for decorative and artistic purposes.

He added that while it was derived from the Arabic script, only writings in the latter were associated with Islam due to its use in the Quran, the Hadiths and religious texts.

Wan Salim said jawi also derived some of its characters from the Persian alphabet, such as the characters for “cha”, “nga” and “nya”.

“Khat is usually used as decoration on the walls of the mosques or on the covers of Islamic holy books,” he said to suggest why a connection was perceived.

“Khat is a form of calligraphy using jawi and there are actually several types of khat such as Nasakh, Raka’ah, Farsi, Dewan, Thulus and many more,” he said.

Not all forms of khat were comprehensible to those who knew jawi, he added when saying only the Nasakh style was easily understood by those familiar with the alphabet used for Bahasa Melayu before its romanisation.

The religious official pointed out that jawi was not unique to Malaysia and had been commonly used in South-east Asia and shared by then-Malaya, Indonesia, the Philippines, Southern Thailand and Cambodia.

“In the past, students in Malay schools were taught jawi until the early 1970s when the then education minister, the late Tan Sri Md Khir Johari, stopped the teaching of jawi in schools,” he said.

He said it was the British who introduced the Roman script to Malaya and replaced jawi.

Jawi was also used for everyday purposes not related to Islam, he added when recalling that Malay vernacular newspapers previously employed the script prior to the romanisation of Bahasa Melayu.

“Even Utusan Melayu, which used jawi at that time, was very popular among readers who went to Malay schools,” he said.

The Education Ministry recently announced the government’s decision to introduce khat as part of the Bahasa Melayu subject for Standard Four students starting next year.

This triggered objections, mostly by non-Malays, against the compulsory learning of khat as part of the national language subject, with many calling it an added burden to both teachers and students.

Political parties’ responses to the move has been mixed, with some supporting it and others telling the government to instead focus on teaching students more science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

The government has said it will proceed with the proposal to introduce khat to primary four students but explained that they will not be tested on this.

So it is a form of art eh? If it is as trivial as what the mufti shit claims, then why the fuck is it made compulsory then? What compels them to think that it is so damn important for the kids to must know how to write calligraphy in Arabic? What’s the use for them to know this art form for their future?

Are you Pakatan Harapan guys seriously that dense? Do you seriously think this is the kind of excuse people would buy? I don’t buy it at all and I object to this. ‘Khat’ is a fucking waste of time, money and attention. If my kid is affected by this, I’m sending her to an international or private school. The Malaysian education system has gone to shit.

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