Tuesday, March 10, 2009

PPSMI

For the record, I fully support the teaching of Science and Mathematics in English. To those who oppose this idea, you guys do not know what you are losing.
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I could still remember the first week of my orientation in PPP. We sat for a Math test. I found myself dumbfounded by the questions. I could not understand nearly half of the questions. Why? Not only because it was in English, the symbols were also alien to me too. The questions were not hard, example :
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'What is (2 . 5) + 5 ?'
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Simple right? And yet, I couldn't answer it.
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And to those who marched to the Istana Negara on Saturday, I want to ask you a question : besides marching, what else have you done to glorify the Bahasa Melayu? Have you ever participated in any campaign to venerate the Bahasa Kebangsaan? Setakat berarak and pikul keranda tak payah la wei. Just to remind you, PPSMI is not about language alone, it is actually about education.
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And to GMP, please do not give me such a lame excuse that this is not political, it is patriotism. Patriotism my A*S!!! If you want to BS, BS smartly la. Sorry la, I'm extremely irritated with mediocrity. Mediocrity in BSing that is. Not political konon, do you really think people are that stupid eh? Why are not blind ok. Unlike you, we live outside the box!
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To me, rather than marching to protest PPSMI, it would be more meaningful and honorable go and march to protest the use of ALLAH in Bible la. Set your priorities right la wei!!!

5 comments:

Mohd Huzaizi said...

those who participated just wanted the thrill of opposing the authority... same like when we were young right?!! hehe, i'm with u la bro on this...

Azrul said...

ayob > sorry la beb. aku muda dulu tak join la demo-demo nih. Baik la layan teh tarik kat Imtiyaz. Btw, aku still muda ok :)

Z.Y. said...

aku sokong ko sejuta persen. u know me and the english language, we have a secret love affair :)

Azrul said...

zid> aku dah agak dah :)

~mr grumpy~ said...

Orang Melayu sudah ketinggalan jauh dalam jurusan teknologi sehingga kita tidak mampu lagi untuk membuang lebih banyak masa dan tenaga dengan menterjemah istilah teknologi daripada Bahasa Inggeris ke Bahasa Melayu.

Sedangkan masyarakat Eropah (berbahasa Inggeris) juga menggunakan istilah dalam bahasa Yunani/Latin/Arab semasa pembabitan awal mereka di dalam bidang ini; seperti perubatan, kimia dan ilmu alam. Setelah menguasai bidang teknologi ini, dunia berlumba-lumba ingin mempelajari bahasa Inggeris dan melupakan yang pada asalnya teknologi itu diajar dalam bahasai Yunani/Latin/Arab.

Kedudukan Bahasa Melayu tidak akan terpinggir semata-mata kerana PPSMI. Ia akan terpinggir kerana kebodohan kaum itu sendiri yang tidak tahu memilih mana yang berfaedah dan mana yang tidak berfaedah untuk dipertahankan.

Saya tidak ingin dan malu menjadi ahli sesuatu bangsa yang bodoh.