Modern technologies revolutionise the way we operate day to day.
There are so so so many startling changes we can see the change in ourselves.
For example, Google makes our thirst for knowledge completely gone and makes our long term memory shrinks to negligible size of 1KB, with these super easy access information.
Blogging revolutionise the way we kept our secrets. Paradoxical-bloggerically, it is by telling the entire world.
Facebook is the root cause of why us, the younger generation is having academic inflation, and not as good as our lecturers. How the heck they can remember the entire pharmacology of lignogaine, or all the biomechanics of the implants?
Now you can do this experiment yourself, try to read one page of any academic material, with your facebook page on the screen in front of you..
It is an uphill, ardous, strenous activity which could induce heart attacks in those who have high risk factors.
The way human relationship operates too has been revolutionised.
I posted the link of Mahathir's remark regarding the vernacular school, and how it negatively affecting our nationhood.
To me his remarks about this issue is absolutely spot on.
Anyone with some sort of logic would realise that separating the our younger generation into 3 streams of schools based on 3 races languages is ridiculous.
In the UK, the worry is that having the rich private elite schools and the common state schools would create a gap between the society; separating the rich from the poor.
But what is happening here in Malaysia, is that ; we first dissect our youngest school children according to language first, then from there we dissect further by separating the fittest good ones into the elite boarding schools and leaving the normal ones in the common schools.
Then we sort of miraculously think that when they finally go into university or working society, they will be able to live together. This is a huge time bomb. Clicking all the way for past 50 years, no thanks to our political inertia. Days were better when our people are more focused. When we have the Communist to fight in the 1960s, when our fear of collapsing nation is endemic in the 1970s, Or when we have Mahathir to fix our eyes on the evil West in the 1990s. But as we mature as a nation, our very foundation of the country, the 3rd generation and 4th generation Malaysians, are so splited that the bond is not even strong enough to hold us together to go through good times, let alone bad times. Good times as in like now, when we still have cashcow Petronas to milk our annual budget from. Bad times? Hope it wouldnt happen anytime soon. We urgently need to change our education system to address this issue.Arguments of free choice of education, importance of multiple languages would only come in when we are a matured nation. Sensitive issue of preserving mother tongue language must be tackled with the bigger picture in mind. When we are all able to speak at least ONE, minimal level to communicating, language. And when we are no longer talking along the lines of race. When we speak not just the same language, but able to come to a common reason and sense. Till then, I think having our children able to speak in Mandarin to be able to compete in global stage, to give the parents choice as to which language their children should master, is just, a too big a price to pay. We should and, MUST preserve our mother-tongue, but we cannot separate our children physically, into different schools. Vernacular school is not the solution. Far from it. If I am the Education Minister, the first thing I would do is to abolish vernacular school.
Of course, the next day I would not be the minister anymore.
Do you find it interesting that there are 24 ministries in Malaysia?
I cant believe that I only can remember about 16 of them.
Days of glory whereby I can remember all the ministers and their deputies and sometimes even the parlimentary secretaries as well.
I thought I am the only one find it interesting. Ha ha :) there are other ppl as well!!!
Anyway, here are the list of 24 ministries.
Just for the sake of gauging how much you know about Malaysia, try to name some yourselves? I got 16.
1. Ministry of Agriculture & Agro-Based Industry 2. Ministry of Culture, Arts, &; Heritage 3. Ministry of Defence
4. Ministry of Domestic Trade &; Consumer Affairs
5. Ministry of Education 6. Ministry of Foreign Affairs 7. Ministry of Finance (Treasury Malaysia) 8. Ministry of Health 9. Ministry Housing & Local Government
10. Ministry of Home Affairs
11. Ministry of Information 12. Ministry of Transport 13. Ministry of International Trade & Industry 14. Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment 15. Ministry of Works 16. Ministry of Rural & Regional Development The ones I missed: 17. Ministry of Energy, Water & Communications 18. Ministry of Entrepreneur & Co-operative Development
19. Ministry of Human Resources 20. Ministry of Plantation Industries & Commodities 21. Ministry of Science, Technology & Innovations 22. Ministry of Tourism 23. Ministry of Women, Family & Community Development