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Whither national education?

Whither national education?

IN this final of a four-part series on education, The Nut Graph attempts to examine the problems that have become entrenched in the national school system. While public schools were reliable and multi-racial centres of education for Malaysian children not too long ago, today, parents who can afford it are sending their children to private […]

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Chinese medium schools to the rescue

Chinese medium schools to the rescue

IN this second of a four-part series on education, The Nut Graph attempts to examine the problems that have become entrenched in the national school system. While public schools were reliable and multi-racial centres of education for Malaysian children not too long ago, today, parents who can afford it are sending their children to private […]

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Kota Siputeh: Testing the courts

Kota Siputeh: Testing the courts

EC chairperson Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof THE nationwide constitutional law tutorial continues with the latest Kota Siputeh case. The court has had to intervene once again to arbitrate between the speaker of a legislative assembly and the Election Commission (EC). This time, the 16 Nov 2009 High Court decision ruled that the EC […]

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Not just Chinese culture vs unity

Not just Chinese culture vs unity

Are vernacular schools standing in the way of national unity? (© Sigurd Decroos / sxc.hu) AGAIN, the issue of abolishing vernacular schools in favour of a single stream system has been raised. As before, the argument is that this will inculcate national unity. Single stream advocates say the only way the different races can learn […]

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The right to protest

The right to protest

(© Mohd Hafiz Noor Shams / wikipedia.org) ASSEMBLING to protest an issue is a touchy subject in Malaysia, thanks to many factors, including police heavy-handedness in breaking up peaceful demonstrations. It is also common to hear of officials dictating the impropriety of the assembly without actually providing any avenue for the aggrieved persons to air […]

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Mukhriz proposes single education system

KUALA LUMPUR, 1 Dec 2008: Jerlun member of parliament Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir has suggested an education system built on nationalistic spirit to unite the people and prevent racial polarisation in the country. He said with this system, all schools would be under one system only, i.e. the Malaysian or National Education System but using Bahasa […]

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