|How English-medium schools vanished overnight|
I refer to the letter Wake up Najib, our education system is a failure.
In lambasting Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, Richard Teo went on to accuse his late father, Abdul Razak, of abolishing English-medium schools. I think Teo got his facts wrong and I would like to correct him on that score.
The mainstream papers, of course, gave wide and prominent coverage of the event with pictures showing Rahman crying and asserting that ‘the (Malay) educational system was too strong for anyone (meaning non-Malays) to oppose it’.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Yakub & English in Malaysia
This letter which is addressed to Malaysiakini is so interesting as it places the blame on the decline of English in Malaysia squarely on the policies initiated by the ex-Education Minister, Sarawak's ex-Chief Minister, Abdul Rahman Yakub.