Chinese education and the UEC it brings is bad for the country.
It has always been a no-brainer.
The UEC issue is not about certification as much as it is about the viability of a separate but equal system.
As it stands, Chinese vernacular schools prevent millions of Malaysians from the best opportunities to integrate. This is not to assert the products from these schools refuse to integrate, but to posit fairly that the students from those schools are disadvantaged when it comes to engaging non-Chinese persons in general. Continue reading “The UEC Is Bad News”→
I’ll assume you are Malaysian, informed about the UEC, the history of migration in Malaya and the right-wing Malay numbnuts. So let’s talk about Chinese education, which is what’s at stake when the UEC recognition is discussed.
The issue is too multi-faceted, for the entirety of public education with its relation to the present four public school streams to be discussed in one thread.
The hallowed passage where leaders like Khairy Jamaluddin, Azmin Ali, Amiruddin Shari and the rest cut their teeth, there’s so much promise in the position.
Yet, the intention, in the Pakatan Harapan manifesto, was to cut the patronage fat accumulated over the decades.
Government is not solely about rewarding the supporters of leaders, is the message. In realpolitik terms however, it is unavoidable, a sort of cost of doing business. But this new administration wants to curb the enthusiasm, even if it can’t end it.