Thursday, May 31, 2007

"No Discrimination In Education System," Says Najib. Do You Agree?

There is this incredible claim in today's NST where Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak says without any pang of conscience that "the education system is designed to offer equal opportunities for all!!" He said the fairness of the system could be seen from the thousands of graduates from poor families. What he failed to add was that he was referring to poor Bumi families and definitely not the poverty-stricken non-Malay sods of whom there are aplenty, doing clerical and menial jobs including driving lorries and buses because they were denied a place in varsities as a result of the government's grossly unfair policies. Read about Najib's fairy tale here and see if you can agree with his contention.
The education system is designed to offer equal opportunities for all, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said yesterday. He said the fairness of the system could be seen from the thousands of graduates from poor families. "Our education system is a fair one as you can see from the social background of those who were given the chance to further their studies in the universities," he said after launching a foster family programme for undergraduates here yesterday.

He said those who had benefited from the opportunities should return the favour by lending the government a hand by increasing awareness on the importance of education to the poor and underprivileged. He said the foster parent programme, involving 800 undergraduates from 18 public universities, was a good example of how those who had been successful could help in encouraging others to emulate them. The undergraduates participating in the programme would stay with their foster families in Pekan for six days. The undergraduates and their foster parents would attend talks on how education serves as a motivational and career development tool.

Najib said the programme would also benefit the younger children of the foster families as they would have a chance to interact with their 'foster siblings'.
The presence of undergraduates in these families would motivate the youngsters to study harder and strive towards attaining a higher level of education.

The programme was organised in conjunction with the Pekan Fest carnival with the help of the Higher Education Ministry.
Najib also handed over a contribution of RM1.1 million by the Pintar Foundation to Universiti Tun Abdul Razak to help sponsor the university’s deserving students.
***** So are there any takers for this story spun from part fact and part fiction? Unless there is a total change in the way the government administers lopsided and racist education policies, Najib or anyone else from the top leadership cannot dupe the public with feel good stories designed to garner votes in the next general elections. Be prepared for more semuanya ok tales in the future.
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15 Comments:

Blogger Rauff said...

Thats what I have been trying to say...why not open up UiTM to all or have another public Uni to fit all the rest who qualify brainwise but lacking funds.

1:03 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As usual, the DPM is talking without facts....

1:33 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is he speaking French to Malaysians? I can't understand one word he is spinning!

3:43 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It goes to show how far we have come to. When nobody challenges you, after a while you also start to believe what you just said - true or otherwise. Moral of the story is - We must speak up for any injustice. Our collective voices will be heard and noticed

5:50 PM GMT+8  
Blogger team BSG said...

that is as interesting as the submarine story

6:39 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous whojen said...

Talk about education system... PTPN LOAN ... millionaire can;t even pay RM10 000 repayment.. wat a joke!

7:21 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Billy said...

Telling lies is one thing but to doing it with a straight face and not blinking an eye lid really takes the cake!

9:35 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't be lah, it was mentioned that those who didn't gain places in local universities ended up as lorry and bus drivers. That's quite a sweeping statement. University education is important, but overhyped lah. There are many paths to succeed and just you don't get into uni doesn't mean you will end as bus drivers.

11:19 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Najib, najib, your pants must be on fire!
Like I've said elsewhere, in Malaysia it's discrimination from cradle to the grave:-


The moment you're born, you're either a privileged Bumiputra or not.

If you’re bumi, chances are, you’ll attend a well funded government school.
If you’re non-bumi, off you go to the vernacular ones that are funded largely from the non-bumi community.

If you’re a bumi, you sit for an easier matriculation exam.
If you’re non-bumi, you’ve to pass your “A” levels like students from all over the world.

If you’re a bumi, you’re ensured a place in the local uni or an oversea placement, funded by the government which you do not need to pay back.
If you’re a non-bumi, your parents will need to remortgage the house or get a second or third job to finance your higher education.

If you’re a bumi, when you buy your first home (or for that matter second or third properties) you’ll be given a mandated 15 to 20% discount off the market rate under the NEP, even though you’re a bumi millionaire!
If you’re a non-bumi, you not only pay the full market price(with a 25 years bank loan), but also indirectly cross subsidized for the bumi’s discount!

If you’re a bumi, you can land a cushy civil servant job with a service ratio of 1:22(1 civil servant serving 22 people! One of the highest ratio in the world! Another dubious Malaysia Boleh record!)
If you’re a non-bumi, mate you’re on your own! If you do get into the civil services, be prepared to work under a glass ceiling.

If you’re a bumi, anytime you felt threatened, you’re allowed to wave your keris, run amok & demand the non-bumis blood.
If you’re a non-bumi, eat humble pie or the bumi MPs will threatened to send you back to your ancestors homeland.

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So do we take it on the chin or shall we do something about these inequalities?
For the next general election I will vote BN Not!

Pastor Martin Niemöller aptly put in his poem:-

First They Came for the Jews

First they came for the Jews
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for the Communists
and I did not speak out
because I was not a Communist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out
because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for me
and there was no one left
to speak out for me.

7:04 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the course of action left to us. I feel helpless. DAP does not stand in all areas. and no point in electing PAS as they are the same racist group on top of being religious fanatics. PKR, too is moving into a malay racist party.

8:45 AM GMT+8  
Blogger mikey said...

Ugh, screw that pea-brained baldy nut head. There's simply no equality whatsoever in Malaysia in terms of education, and it will never be. No wonder most non-Malays and non-Bumiputras are moving out of the countries to seek for better educations. The Affirmative Actions in Malaysia is totally discriminative and bias, and IMHO, it's only gonna create a slow progression and development in Malaysia. No doubt, Singapore is far more successful than Malaysia because of its REAL equal opportunity concepts.

1:56 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please forgive Bumi's.... You must understand that Malays need all the helpe they can get. They are incompetent at doing things. And if not incompetent, lazy.
Their excuse "We are smart! We give the dirty work for the chinese and indians"

This is bumi mentality... the world sits back and laughs at Bumi achievements, and its punishment of local Chinese... why the hell do you think Jimmy Choo lives in London never to return to Malaysia. Why do you think Michelle Yeoh chooses to live in France rather than Malaysia?

Proton ... yeah! what a car that every body wants.

6:12 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Petroans University of Technology

100% Bumi Halal

6:15 PM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were chinese, I would vote for PAS.

PAS is an extremist Islamic party.

They would bring back public stoning, cutting off hands for thiefs... bringing malaysia back into the stone age. They would bring seperate buses for male and female. Apartheid... 1900 and somthing....

vote PAS! Let us see their economic management skills.. They're policy would be to print more money... just like the Nazi's :-)

6:18 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Marc said...

based on a true story,

i alwiz wanted 2 study in uitm, particularly in their sports science course. when i call up da uni 2 inquire bout da min qualifications, instead of asking my grades, a lady on da phone ask me somethin else instead;

lady: adakah u seorang bumiputra???

me: tidak, i orang cina.

lady: maaf ya, uitm hanya ambil pelajar bumiputra.

me: bole i tahu mengapa???

lady: sebab uitm mahu latih graduan bumiputra bermutu

me: so??? apa salah kalau i belajar kat uitm???

lady: so jadi graduan tidak bole bersaing dengan bangsa lain, takut nanti...

instantly i hang up, wat uitm wans is 2 train malay graduates until dey can compete wit other races. SO, until then no other races but malays r allowed 2 enroll into uitm or else dey scared we provide those bloody bumi's sum competition. if u guys dun believe me go ahead giv uitm a call & ask. uitm is established in 1956 & it stil cannot produce quality malay graduates after 51 years, looks like wawasan 2020 has 2 postpone until wawasan 3030 x(

12:44 AM GMT+8  

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