Muhyiddin's Bangsa, Agama Dan Negara Recipe For Our Varsities
Umno vice president Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said explaining the issues to the younger generation especially university students was important so as to avoid confusion.
"The important thing is not to question the social contract but to give an explanation so that they understand what the social contract is all about especially among the younger generation, because not all of them understand the social contract.
"Therefore, giving the explanation with proper methods and linking it with the country's history are important," he told reporters after delivering a lecture on "Malay-Muslim Politics - Crisis and Solution" at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) here today.
The lecture, organised by the Centre of Islamic Development Management Studies and Nurul Yaqeen Foundation, was attended USM students and lecturers.
Besides, he said, university lecturers should play a crucial role in giving the explanation.
"An effective explanation is important because when the students leave and mix around with the community, it will be easy for them to understand the concept of democracy and the constitution that we have," said Muhyiddin who is International Trade and Industry Minister.
He said the social contract issues had been solved long ago and all parties should accept it. (Bernama)
***** As with other government attempts to 'explain' inter-communal issues, you can bet that this social 'contract' co-curriculum hoopla will be another exercise in tilting to one side and the adding of more fiction than fact. If past experience is any guide, as usual some fanatic wingnuts with rabid pro-Malay leanings will be selected and fully expect them to mess up the whole idea by including unsubstantiated 'facts' and unnecessary Umno propaganda into the syllabus.
You can safely dismiss this proposal as just another bangsa, agama dan negara hype. Consider it as a stillborn Muhyiddin idea.