The SSS Initiative Usaha Murni SSS

31 08 2009
The Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua (SSS), or One School For All, is a proposal by the Demi Negara Blogging Community (DNBC) for bringing about national unity and the creation of a strong and cohesive Bangsa Malaysia.

 

The One School concept envisages all schools having the same medium of instruction viz Bahasa Malaysia (which is the Official Language of the country as stated in the Constitution), and the same curriculum for all. This is deemed necessary in order to bring about a sense of togetherness among school children and to counter the increasing racial polarisation noticeable in the country in recent times.

The proposal is based on the belief that education plays an important role in achieving national unity and in creating the atmosphere for the emergence of a cohesive Bangsa Malaysia. The DNBC proposes that the Government carries out an in-depth study or review of the existing education system to find out its strengths and weaknesses, determine ways and means to rectify the weaknesses and carry out improvements, with a view to achieving the above-stated objective. A Memorandum containing that proposal was drafted for submission to the Deputy Prime Minister cum Minister of Education and a campaign was started to get public support for it.

The SSS Campaign was launched on 12 May 2009 with the blog post by KijangMas in his Demi Negara blog. This campaign was also supported by leading bloggers like Jebat Must Die, Rocky’s Bru, The “thirteen million plus Ringgit” guy rambles, Nuraina A Samad, A Voice and others (as listed in the “e-Patriots In Support” tab). DNBC wish to record their appreciation to those who have signed the Petition in support of this campaign. DNBC would like to call upon other Warga Negara Malaysia to support this cause by signing the petition, here, Demi Bangsa dan Tanah Air tercinta.

The DNBC is also calling for a national referendum on the SSS Proposal. It is believed that the majority of Malaysians support it but remain in the background thus far, as is often the case with “the silent majority”. A national referendum campaign, a little like general elections campaigns, would draw the public out to express their choice. The results would be a mandate for the Government to carry out any major changes that may be found necessary to be made in respect of the existing education system of the country.

The SSS is not about depriving any group of citizens of their rights. It is about togetherness and about having a truly Malaysian identity whereby in time to come all Malaysians will no longer be identified by their ethnic origin, but by the terminology of “Bangsa Malaysia”. It is envisaged that when a truly cohesive Bangsa Malaysia has emerged all citizens would be known just by the words “Bangsa Malaysia”.

The SSS is also not into abolishing mother tongue languages. The Memorandum, in fact, calls for the teaching of mother tongues as elective languages if so desired. English would be fortified under the SSS system. In general, the SSS campaign is aimed at the overhaul of  the whole education system in Malaysia for the sake of future generations in the country

This SSS portal is designed to provide readers with details and further clarifications on the SSS Proposal. The DNBC welcomes any and all enquiries.

We need to act in the interest of our children, grandchildren and those after them. We must have a united Malaysia with lasting peace and prosperity for future generations.

The Demi Negara Blogging Community.

Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua (SSS) ialah satu cadangan oleh Komuniti Blog Demi Negara (KBDN) yang bertujuan mewujudkan perpaduan nasional dan pembentukan satu Bangsa Malaysia yang teguh dan bersepadu.

 

Melalui konsep Satu Sekolah, rakyat ingin melihat agar semua sekolah menggunakan bahasa pengantar utama iaitu Bahasa Malaysia (Bahasa Kebangsaan  seperti yang termaktub di dalam Perlembagaan) dan menggunakan kurikulum yang sama. Konsep in sangat bersesuaian untuk memupuk rasa keakraban dan kekitaan di kalangan kanak-kanak di sekolah dan seterusnya diharapkan dapat mengurangkan polarisasi kaum yang dilihat semakin meruncing dewasa ini.

Cadangan ini adalah berdasarkan kepada kepercayaan bahawa pendidikan memainkan peranan yang amat penting bagi mencapai perpaduan nasional. Seterusnya, membentuk suasana Bangsa Malaysia yang akrab dan bersatupadu. KBDN menyarankan agar pihak kerajaaan menjalankan satu kajian yang mendalam terhadap sistem pendidikan semasa. Ini bertujuan untuk mencari kekuatan dan kelemahan sistem pendidikan yang sedia ada. Hasil kajian yang mendalam ini dapat dijadikan asas untuk menentukan kaedah dan cara untuk memperbaiki kelemahan dan menjalankan penambahbaikan demi mencapai objektif yang dinyatakan di atas. Satu memorandum mengandungi cadangan telah pun dirangka untuk diajukan kepada Timbalan Perdana Menteri merangkap Menteri Pelajaran dan satu kempen telah dimulakan untuk mendapatkan sokongan daripada orang ramai

Kempen Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua (SSS) dilancar oleh citrawan KijangMas dari blog Demi Negara pada 12 May 2009. Kempen ini turut mendapat sokongan padu daripada para  citrawan terkenal seperti Jebat Must Die, Rocky’s Bru, The “thirteen million plus Ringgit” guy rambles, Nuraina A Samad, A Voice dan banyak lagi (rujuk senarai dalam tab e-Patriot in Support). KBDN turut mengambil kesempatan ini untuk merakamkan ucapan setinggi-tinggi penghargaan kepada semua Warga Negara Malaysia yang telah menyokong usaha murni ini dengan menandatangani Petisyen yang telah dilancarkan. KBDN menyeru seluruh Warga Negara Malaysia yang prihatin agar menyokong usaha ini dengan menurunkan tanda tangan di Petisyen, sini, Demi Bangsa dan Tanah Air tercinta.

KBDN turut sama menggesa agar diadakan sebuah pungutan suara berkenaan cadangan SSS tersebut. Dipercayai bahawa majoriti rakyat Malaysia (majoriti senyap) menyokong usaha ini secara belakang tabir. Ianya sama seperti kes ‘majoriti senyap’. Kempen pungutan suara mirip kempen pilihanraya umum berupaya memberikan ruang kepada rakyat menyuarakan pilihan mereka. Keputusan yang diperolehi kelak akan memberikan mandat kepada kerajaan untuk melaksanakan sebarang perubahan besar dalam sistem pendidikan negara yang sedia ada.

Kempen SSS bukan menghalang hak mana-mana kumpulan warganegara. Kempen SSS adalah berkenaan soal semangat kekitaan dan mewujudkan identiti Malaysia yang tulen di mana di masa hadapan tiada lagi rakyat Malaysia yang dikenali melalu etnik asal tetapi lebih kepada Bangsa Malaysia. Apabila persepaduan wujud di antara rakyat berbilang kaum, semua rakyat hanya dikenali melalui satu bangsa – “Bangsa Malaysia”.

Kempen SSS juga sama sekali tidak berniat untuk menghapuskan sebarang bahasa ibunda yang ada. Malah memorandum yang dibuat turut menyarankan agar bahasa ibunda diajar sebagai mata pelajaran elektif (jika terdapat permintaan). Bahasa Inggeris pula akan diperkasakan di bawah sistem SSS ini. Umumnya, kempen SSS dilaksanakan bertujuan untuk merombak keseluruhan sistem pendidikan di Malaysia demi masa depan generasi akan datang.

Laman ini dibangunkan untuk menyediakan perincian dan juga penjelasan lanjut kepada para pengunjung berkenaan cadangan SSS. Dengan itu, KBDN mengalu-alukan sebarang pertanyaan yang berkaitan.

Kita perlu bertindak sewajarnya dengan melihat kepentingan anak-anak dan cucu-cicit kita. Sejujurnya, kita sangat memerlukan sebuah negara Malaysia yang bersatu, aman dan makmur demi generasi akan datang.

Komuniti Blog Demi Negara


Actions

Information

91 responses

31 08 2009
botak82

satu usaha yang tulen untuk penyatuan tanpa prejudis dan political gain… namun hari ini jalan ini pasti akan berliku…kerana masa depan belum tentu menjanjikan syurga… pada mereka yang lemah dan mudah kecewa…

insyaAllah… akan kita kayuh dan teruskan perjuangan tanpa kenal jemu… KERANA MU MALAYSIA….

http://tomok123.blogspot.com

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

botak82,

Terima kasih atas sokongan anda. Sama-sama kita lalui jalan berliku demi tanah air tercinta!

31 08 2009
C-bOk

Usaha ini sewajarnya mendapat sokongan seluruh rakyat Malaysia tanpa mengira bangsa dan agama. Malah saya berpendapat, gagasan 1Malaysia wajar menjadikan ini sebagai satu agenda utamanya.

Walaupun mungkin sukar untuk dilaksanakan di dalam masa yang terdekat, kepimpinan negara mungkin wajar meletakkan satu tarikh khusus untuk mencapai matlamat 1 sekolah untuk semua. Mungkin 10 atau 15 tahun daripada sekarang.

http://c-bok.blogspot.com

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

C-bok,

Terima kasih di atas komen anda yang positif itu.

Cadangan supaya kepimpinan negara meletakkan satu tarikh untuk
mencapai mutlamat 1 Sekolah atau SSS adalah baik. Sebenarnya, mereka harus menerima akikat bahawa SSS itu adalah perlu untuk negara ini.

Apabila cadangan SSS ini diterima, Kerajaan boleh melantik pasukan pengkaji sistem pendidikan yang ada sekarang. Kerja pengkajian sahaja dijangka memakan masa 1-2 tahun kerana perlu dibuat secara menyeluruh dan mendalam supaya segala kebaikan dan kelemahan sistem itu dapat diselidiki sepenuhnya dan syor-syor memperbaiki keadaan dibuat dengan teliti. Keputusan menerima dan mengimplementasi syor-syor tersebut
juga akan memakan masa.

Oleh itu, memanglah bijak jika kepimpinan negara merancang sekarang jadual bagi mereka memperakui secara rasmi hakikat perlunya SSS itu, menerima cadangan SSS tersebut, melantik pasukan pengkaji, mempertimbangkan syor-syor yang dikemukakan dan membuat keputusan di atas syor-syor tersebut. Ini perkara merancangkan sahaja dahulu; keputusan implimentasinya boleh dibincang kemudian.

Terima kasih.

31 08 2009
bleached_4ever

Semoga perjalanan SSS dan usaha2 penggerak SSS akan membuahkan hasil ..

selain itu mari ramai2 berdoa supaya ‘pemain2’ politik kita semakin terang hati dan otak utk melihat & menerima pilihan kita …

ada cadangan utk membuat ‘roadshow’ utk menerangkan lebih lanjut tentang SSS ini utk semua org … yelaa tak semua rakyat melayari internet ….

mungkin lebih jauh lagi, satu komuniti sukarelawan di setiap negeri/bandar/kampung utk memperjuangkan konsep ini ….

mungkin boleh dicadangkan utk penggerak2 menggunakan pentas media utama seperti rancangan blogger di TV1 (tak silap saya) utk berdiskusi dan berdebat … malah ada saluran2 lain yang boleh dipakai guna seperti youTube & StarTv online ….

sudah sampai masanya utk kita bertindak … masa menunggu sudah tamat … kena bekerja keras utk mencapai penyudahnya …

kepada yang menentang, harap2 terbuka la minda anda semua dan lihat usaha ini utk menyatukan perpaduan semua rakyat … bukan utk mementingkan diri sendiri … tidak mustahil utk kita semua bersatu padu tanpa kehilangan ‘heritage’ kaum …. tanpa melupakan asal usul ….. dan tanpa kehilangan maruah sendiri ….

tidak pernah SSS utk ‘ketuanan’ … hanya utk anak2 kita sama2 menghormati hak2 rakan2 nya tanpa prejudis
tidak pernah SSS utk racism dan racist … hanya nationalism dan harmoni
tidak pernah SSS utk menghilangkan budaya masing2 …. malah boleh menjadi pentas di mana semua anak2 dpt memahami budaya kaum lain2

Selamat hari Merdeka ….

bleached_4ever menyokong SSS & terima kasih pada penggerak2 SSS

31 08 2009
bleached_4ever

lagi satu … mungkin apa yang kita perlu risaukan ialah ‘implementation’ of SSS ….

dah terbukti … kalau kita semua ada idea sebernas mana pun … kalau ‘implementation’nya hampeh & karut …. kegagalan akan sentiasa ada ….

bleached_4ever

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

bleached_4ever ,

Terima kasih di atas alu-aluan, doa dan cadangan-cadangan anda
berkenaan Kempen SSS ini. Kami masih lagi di dalam peringkat kempen “online”. Segala bantuan yang anda mungkin boleh berikan untuk mendapat lebih ramai lagi rakyat menandatangani “Petisyen SSS” ini akan disanjung tinggi dan diucapkan terima kasih.

Keadaan politik negara sekarang nampaknya menyebabkan kepimpinan negara masih memusatkan perhatian kepada memujuk “undi-undi lari dalam PRU 12”. Marilah kita berharap dan menggesa mereka agar cepat sampai ke peringkat mahu memusatkan perhatian kepada pengundi-pengudi lain yang lebih ramai lagi, yang kebanyakannya mahukan SSS.

Memandangkan peningkatan polarisasi kaum sekarang ini, akan sampai masanya SSS dilaksanakan demi kepentingan keharmonian dan kemajuan negara. Marilah kita usahakan segala apa yang boleh untuk mendapatkan pelaksanaan yang lebih cepat. Yang penting pada peringkat ini sekarang ialah mendapatkan jumlah maksima rakyat menandatangani “Petisyen SSS”
itu.

Terima kasih.

31 08 2009
Naif

Very nice site, I especially like the FAQs section. Thank you also for including my writing on Facebook.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Saudara Naif,

Terima kasih kerana berkunjung di laman ini. Dari tulisan Saudara di facebook, kami sedar bahawa Kempen SSS ini telah mendapat sokongan padu dari Saudara. Sekiranya tidak keberatan, mungkin Saudara dapat meluangkan sedikit masa untuk mengajak ahli-ahli SSS di facebook itu supaya menandatangani petisyen kempen SSS ini. Kami rasa, belum semua lagi ahli di facebook yang telahpun menandatangani petisyen tersebut. Terima kasih di atas perjuangan Saudara untuk Kempen SSS ini.

31 08 2009
donplaypuks

In principle, I am not against your initiative.

But please explain “English would be fortified under the SSS system.”

How? Can you spell it out more in detail?

And will religion continue to be taught in schools fully or partiallyfunded by Taxpayers/Govt?

dpp
W are all of 1 race, he Human Race

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Thank you donplaypuks for the comment.

There are many ideas put forward to fortify the learning of English language. These include retraining of English language teachers, “English Day” at school, standardizing the quality of teaching by employing the currently available media technology (TV, web, labs etc), consider teaching of Science and Math fully in english etc. SSS urges the MOE to revisit/relook at the current Education System/Policy hoping that it can be further improve via modification or even revamping it all together whereby a team of experts will consider all these ideas and make proposal to the government.

If you have your own idea, which may be unique and effective, we would appreciate your sharing here so that together we can point it out to the government through the proposed memorandum.

We also must not forget that, never at any time the second language English) supersede the status of our National Language. All of us Malaysians, must first be fluent in our own National Language.

We believe religion (Islam) will be continued to be taught in school
as “Islam” is the official religion of this Country. It is compulsory
for muslims and optional to non-muslims. All national schools are
fully funded by the government.

But if you meant the Sekolah Agama, which is known as “Sekolah Agama Rakyat” (SAR) then we would explain briefly as follows:-

SAR is subjected to State Enactment regulation and required to be registered with State Religious Department. Section 52 of Education Act allows the Minister of Education to channel fund to any of these religious private institutions.

Again the subject of Religious School can be considered too should
the government decides to modify or revamp our education system. Our first objective is to get the government to agree to relook at the current education system or policy.

Dear donplaypuks, as you are not against the SSS initiative, may we
request you to translate your support by signing the petition, in case you have not done so? We would very much appreciate it. Thank you.

31 08 2009
zazaland

A good initiative from Warganegaras who are worried about the future of the country.

Let’s give them full support, Malaysians. Whoever you are regardless of race, religion, colour, creed and caste ……please don’t think twice….action is louder than words…sign the petition and we’ll go on from there….and hope for the best!

SATU SEKOLAH UNTUK SEMUA – ONE SCHOOL FOR ALL !!

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Kami hargai sokongan yang begitu tinggi dari Sdr/Sdri zazaland untuk kempen SSS ini. Terima kasih.

31 08 2009
mr. aki

usaha ini wajip kita rakyat malaysia berpikir masak2 supaya untungnya pada nagara,agama dan bangsa malaysia ….semoga usaha ini berjaya

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

mr. aki,

Terima kasih.

31 08 2009
Demang Lebar Daun

Blogger waadat menyokong penuh kempen ini demi keharmonian dan perpaduan negara Malaysia.

cheguman
TYDP1 Blogger Pembela Negara (BPN)

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Demang Lebar Daun,

Terima kasih atas sokongan padu. Ya! Demi keharmonian dan perpaduan negara Malaysia!

1 09 2009
dinturtle

Salam Tuan2 Penganjur SSS,

Satu usaha murni demi negara tercinta. Need any help in promoting SSS to the masses ? email me. will assist in any way possible. Dont worry, muka tembok ni.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Terima kasih Tuan dinturtle. Sesungguhnya kami memerlukan bantuan untuk menyebarkan usaha ini seluas-luasnya. Ramai lagi yang belum mengetahui tentang kewujudan Kempen SSS ini, terutamanya mereka-mereka yang tidak mempunyai akses kepada internet dan yang jarang mengunjungi laman citra. Kesudian Tuan untuk membantu kami, amatlah kami hargai. Terima kasih Tuan.

1 09 2009
Anti Hipokrit

Tidak akan berjaya kerana apa?

1. Pemimpin MELAYU sendiri menajdi penakut dan bacul untuk melaksanakan ASPIRASI NASIONAL

2. Pemimpin bukan Melayu yg kiasu

3. DAP Malaysian Malaysia yg gila

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Anti Hipokrit,

Terima kasih atas maklum balas yang diberikan. Mari sama-sama kita berusaha dengan ikhlas menjayakan usaha murni ini. Adalah diharapkan dengan usaha rakyat yang ikhlas akan dapat membuka mata dan hati 3 golongan tersebut.

1 09 2009
MatYie

Very good move, though a bit late…. better late than never. Berani ke pemimpin (Melayu terutamanya) sekarang nak ketengahkan idea ni. I doubt, except for a few.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Yang penting kita sama-sama berani Sdr. MatYie. MArilah kita bersama-sama meniupkan semangat kepada pemimpin-pemimpin yang agak kurang keberaniannya itu. Terimakasih Sdr. MatYie.

1 09 2009
satD

wah banyak cantik u punye site!!!boleh pinjam for references..with credit of course..

gua tabik spring sama lu…….eh how should i address u Ms SSS, Ibu SSS or En SSS or just SSS…..mana tau hermaphrodite…aauu sesuatu!!!

Take care SSS, you have my FULL Support!!!

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Silakan Sdr/Sdri satD. Kami menghargai usaha-usaha untuk menyebarkan kempen ini seluas yang mungkin.

Nakal juga Sdr/Sdri satD ini. Gunalah apa-apa “address” yang Sdr/Sdri rasa berkenan. Terima kasih.

1 09 2009
jebatmustdie

Dear SSS Admin,

Excellent layout and presentation. I believe the FAQ section is highly informative.

All the best to this initiative.

Thank you.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Kami sungguh berbangga untuk menerima kunjungan seorang Citrawan yang terkenal seperti Sdr. Jebatmustdie. Kami berharap Sdr. akan sudi berkunjung ke sini dari masa ke semasa agar dapat kami dilimpahi dengan buah fikiran Sdr. dalam menjayakan Kempen SSS ini. Terima kasih.

1 09 2009
First Born

Di wilayah Pari-Pari Kayangan

BintangS dan BintangN diciptakan

(Perintah satu)

Malek Nabril!
Tinjau dan lapurkan
Perihal Bintang-bintang ciptaan.

(Melapurkan setelah memeriksa)

Demi batu besar di atas kepala-kepala
BintangS pasti jadi pilihan
Satu lagi adalah jahannam yang nyata.

(Perintah dua)

Malek Nabril
Kau hiasi jalan-jalan dan bintang-bintang itu dengan hiasan-hiasan
BintangS dengan Kenegarawan-SSS
BintangN dengan Politikus-Nafsu-Semula-Jadi

(Melapurkan setelah menjalankan perintah)

Demi hutan balak yang tumbuh di dada-dada
Kali ini
BintangN pasti jadi pilihan
Yang satu lagi kelihatannya jalan jahannam teramat nyata.

(Perintah ketiga)

Begitulah nilai mutiara yang tersembunyi dalam BintangS
Nampaknya hanya yang menggunakan lampu suluh SSS
Menjumpai bilik berbulan madu di BintangSnya.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Saudara First Born,

Maafkan kami sekiranya kami tidak mempunyai ilmu Sastra untuk menuruti jejak kesasterawanan yang tinggi yang di pamirkan oleh Saudara.

Kami terasa BintangS adalah merujuk kepada usaha kempen SSS yang telah diibaratkan oleh Saudara sebagai lampu suluh untuk bertemu dengan bilik berbulan madu di BintangS. Sesuatu yang sungguh manis dan tinggi kedudukannya.

Sesungguhnya, apabila SSS ini direalisasikan dengan sepenuhnya, maka lahirlah satu Bangsa yang gah, teguh serta bersatu padu. Mereka-mereka inilah anak watan ibu pertiwi kelak nanti. Mereka-mereka inilah, anak jati Negara ini.

Terima kasih Saudara First Born.

1 09 2009
Dal

Salam First Born,

Wah! ini macam diadaptasi dari hadith Nabi saw. mengisahkan setelah Tuhan menjadikan syurga dan neraka aja.

Setelah syurga dan neraka itu diJadikan, Jibrail as. diSuruh periksa. Sesudah diperiksa, Jibrail as. berkata bahawa semua anak Adam pasti memilih syurga. Tiada siapa ingin neraka.

Maka Allah swt. pun menghiasi kedua-duanya dengan hiasan masing-masing, lalu meMerintahkan Jibrail menjengoknya kembali.

Setelah meninjau kali kedua itu Jibrail as. berkata bahawa jauh lebih ramai anak Adam akan tertarik kepada neraka kerana jalan ka syurga tidak menarik.

2 09 2009
satD

wooooooooooo thats deep…….real deep……

ni pun gua tabik spring jugak……

kepala gua dah nampak bintang bace First Born….

thank u Dal for deciphering the cryptic message…..

1 09 2009
iswanloke

It’s the execution of this SSS vision that matters as any medium of instruction itself doesn’t guarantee the “togetherness among school children” and can “counter the increasing racial polarisation noticeable in the country in recent times”.

The situation has changed globally and one country must rethink the survival (if not prosper) strategy to cope with the upcoming uncertainty, including the selection of the so-call “medium of instruction”.

The national language of Singapore is Bahasa Melayu and yet they use English as the official language for most (if not all) occasions that you’re aware of. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore

And you can find more of such examples in Asia.

No point to talk about “togetherness” if there is no “platform” for togetherness – the future, or precisely, consider the better future.

Also, looking at the quality and quantity of the current administration team that claimed to be “elected” by fellow Malaysian, one may wonder if this can happen in the near future of 5 to 10 years.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Kami bersetuju dengan pendapat Sdr. Iswanloke mengenai ketiadaan “platform” untuk “togetherness”. Seperti yang Sdr. ulas mengenai “Bahasa”, sememangnya “Bahasa” itu adalah salahsatu kunci untuk perpaduan yang merupakan suatu “cornerstone” dalam membina Bangsa. Harapan kami, melalui Kempen SSS ini, agar “platform” ini dapat tersedia apabila kita mendidik anak-anak bangsa bermula dari bangku sekolah lagi. Melentur buluh biarlah dari rebungnya.

Jika tidak sekarang, bila lagi? Tidak akan tercapai sesuatu harapan itu, sekira langkah pertama tidak diambil.

Terima kasih Sdr. Iswanloke.

1 09 2009
OnDaStreet

Wow! Excellent stuff, especially on the FAQs part. It should help a lot to get a better a clearer view.

Good job to who ever you are.

And thanks for honouring me to be included in E-Patriots section (although I am just an ordinary man on da street,🙂

~ OnDaStreet

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Wira itu terdapat di mana-mana Sdr OnDaStreet. Kami juga berterimakasih di atas semangat juang Sdr. di mana Sdr. sebelum ini telah menulis beberapa artikel mengenai Pendidikan yang selari dengan kempen SSS. Terima kasih Sdr. OnDaStreet.

1 09 2009
Merramass

Damn good stuff here.

Well done SSS Pakcik, Makcik, Abang, Adik, Kakak etc ….

Your work is appreciated and a nice site too!!

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Terimakasih di atas penghargaan yang diberikan oleh Sdr. Merramass. Silalah berkunjung lagi ke laman ini. Terima kasih.

1 09 2009
Dal

Inilah baru dikatakan pengisian kemerdekaan yang lebih bermakna dari walau seribu sambutan merdeka dan melaongkan merdeka merdeka merdeka…

Tun Dr Mahathir semasa menerajui negara ini, selalu menasihatkan kakitangannya bahawa semua orang boleh mengaku sudah merdeka … tetapi yang lebih penting katanya, ialah pengisian kemerdekaan itu … lalu beliau tunjuk bagaimana dan dengan apa mengisi kemerdekaan itu.

Tuan-Tuan SSS Admin, sila sambut dan sambung usaha beliau demi anak-anak bangsa dan masa hadapan.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Sdr Dal,

Kami anggap ungkapan yang diucap Sdr sebagai kata-kata perangsang buat kami semua di Kempen SSS. Terima kasih.

1 09 2009
tabuan

Satu sekolah untuk semua, selain untuk menyahut cabaran wawasan 2020 iaitu mewujudkan bangsa malaysia dan perpaduan nasioanal ia juga menjimatkan duit kerajaan. Kerana sekolah tamil yang mempunyai satu atau dua org murid pon kerajaan perlu menyediakan infrastruktur tsb.

Tabuans: Kaum mejority negara ini pon tiada sekolah sendiri tetapi kaum manority ada sekolah jenis kebangsaan…melayu mana sekolah melayu…

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Sdr tabuan,

Terima kasih atas pandangan yang diberikan. Memang jelas bahawa tujuan SSS ialah untuk memacu perpaduan nasional.

Kami berpendapat bahawa adalah menjadi tanggung jawab Kerajaan yang prihatin untuk menyediakan kemudahan pendidikan kepada semua rakyat walau pun hanya ada seorang atau pun 2 orang murid di sesuatu kawasan. Namun, alangkah eloknya jika SJK Tamil dapat diserap ke sistem Sekolah Kebangsaan dengan mengguna pakai bahasa Kebangsaan sebagai bahasa pengantar utama. SK itu sepatutnya menjadi sekolah untuk semua kaum.

Terima kasih dan datang lagi.

1 09 2009
tunku

excellent site with full explanation.we will support it all out for the future of our nation.
we need site like this to “educate” some stubborn people. keep it up and all the best.

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Sdr/Sdri tunku,

Thanks for the support!

1 09 2009
Semerah Padi

SSS Admin,

Suatu usaha yang murni untuk mencapai perpaduan yang sebenar di antara kita rakyat Malaysia.

Sesudah sekian lama kaum Melayu di Tanahair ini mengamalkan toleransi terhadap kaum-kaum lain sehinggakan mereka diterima sebagai ahli warganegara di Semenanjung ini, tibalah masanya untuk kaum-kaum ini pula untuk menzahirkan sikap toleransi mereka dengan melepaskan sekolah-sekolah vernakular dari hati mereka supaya impian Nasional dapat dicapai.

Kita lihat samada mereka-mereka ini dapat buktikan dengan jiwa dan raga bahawa mereka ini sebenar-benarnya rakyat Malaysia, atau hanya sekadar di bibir sahaja, tangan menggenggam myKad, kaki berpijak di Tanah Melayu tetapi hati, jiwa dan raga mereka masih di negara asing. Sehinggakan Bahasa Kebangsaan pun langsung tidak petah bertutur dan menulis.

“DI MANA KAKI BERPIJAK, DI SITU LANGIT DIJUNJUNG”

Semerah Padi

1 09 2009
SSS Admin

Sdr Semerah Padi,

Semoga hati semua warga Malaysia yang cintakan perpaduan tersentuh dengan usaha murni yang dilakukan dan mereka dapat menolak ke tepi semua perkara remeh dan memandang ke hadapan demi perpaduan sebenar rakyat Malaysia di masa mendatang.

1 09 2009
CAT

Donplaypuks,
The Agama taught in SK is basically MORAL STUDIES the standard Islamic ways laid down in the Quran. For this subject, non Muslims attend a separate class.

BI is of cos taught wholy in Bahasa Malaysia.

As for Science and Maths, BI (reading/Grammars/Conversations), we are Malay Muslims yet my kids comfortably use all the available facilities in the Net – free homeschooling websites and all the other educational websites from UK/US/South Africa/Japan which comes in English, and yet my kids are as Muslim from the day they were born.

For Islamic studies, the Quran and Arabic, they attend afternoon sessions in Sekolah Agama.

So what is so different if Vernacular schools too take the same subjects for their UPSR? They need to be proficient in Tamil and Mandarin, they too can come up with the same formula.

Go through your kids’ books and you will understand more about what is going on in SK.

However, while in class, during recess/breaks, physical Education periods, sports, activities or organized activities outside school – 6full years, these are the special moments children learn to interact and get to know one another closer.

So why so much fuss and fear of loosing ones Mother tongue?

1 09 2009
SSS admin

iswanloke,

If you are talking about the global situation beyond the realm of
education or more specifically from the angle of economic
competitiveness, one must look at the current structure of our economy and how it plans to move forward into a higher income group with a large dependence on the services sector.

What we are seeing now is the global contraction in trade activities
due to the massive contraction in the world largest consumer. The
spill over effects can be seen to affect trade-based economies
Singapore and Malaysia. As such the struggle to build a strong
domestic demand to sustain itself during difficult global economic
activities is paramount for long term survival.

So if one is worried on “uncertainty” when globally economies are
looking for in-ward strategies to improve domestic demand, should we
even be bothered with Vernacular Education in Mandarin/Tamil when both these language subjects can be embedded into the whole curriculum?

Now back to the topic at hand; the choice of medium of instruction and
linguistic ability of children are two different issues altogether.
Languages can be taught as a subject within the whole curriculum
conducted primarily in the National Language.

Btw, Singapore has 3 other official languages besides the national
language and they have completely phased out Vernacular Education in the 70’s.

Perhaps you can enlighten us on the other references in Asia with
regard to a country choosing the Primary Medium of Instruction using
Non National Language and how this has benefited the particular
country from the economic and social perspective.

1 09 2009
sepadu

iswanloke,

May I add the following to the comments already made by SSS Admin:

1. The Demi Negara Blogging Community (DNBC, the promoters of the SSS Proposal) are not saying that the medium of instruction will “guarantee” togetherness among school children. We are saying that one medium of instruction in only one type of schools will bring about plurality in all schools and this will result in school children mixing, studying and playing together.

2. How else will you counter the increasing racial polarisation in the
country other than the usual methods of organising civics courses,
goodwill or muhibbbah and similar programmes that all these years have not lessened the polarisation?

3. Why choose Singapore as an example and why must we follow other
countries whose problems and values are quite different from ours?
They don’t even think the way we do, for example, the extent the
citizens are allowed dissenting views.

sepadu.

1 09 2009
CAT

Donplaypuk,

Correction… BM is wholly taught in Bahasa Malaysia

Cheers

1 09 2009
NJ

Admin SSS,

Petikan artikel To build a nation, first build a school – Tagore, tulisan Prof. Khoo Kay Kim.

1. The Barnes Committee, a year later, recommended the integration of the education system. All government schools, as distinct from private schools, would use Malay and English as the main media of instruction but pupils could learn their own ethnic languages. Later, the Razak Report of 1956 stated categorically that “the main objective of Malaya’s educational policy is national unity.” Its recommendations were substantially similar to that of the Barnes Report.

But throughout the late “forties” and “fifties”, various efforts made to integrate the people proved futile. They preferred to remain separate.

2. “Mother tongue” is another misunderstood term. It should be the language used by members of a particular family, not the language used by a nation.

** boldface adalah penekanan saya.

“SATU BANGSA, SATU NEGARA, SATU BAHASA”

NJ

2 09 2009
SSS Admin

Sdr NJ,

Terima kasih atas rujukan yang amat bermakna tersebut (petikan artikel yang disertakan). Semoga Sdr kerap berkunjung dan berkongsi rujukan/artikel yang berkaitan.

2 09 2009
Tamim Dari

All praise be to Allah. Another star is born in the Malaysian sky. Its a beacon to seekers of Malaysian unity.

May Allah provides this nation with true navigators who are blessed with choice knowledge of navigation as to discern a rightly guided beacon when he sees one.

May Allah bless this nation with courageous captains who fearlessly weathers rough oceans to dock his ship and to claim for his nation the promised land of peace, tranquility and abundance.

And may Allah provides the parents, brothers, sisters and pears of this blessed postal with wisdom and fairness as to provide strength and goodwill to all.

Amein.

3 09 2009
SSS Admin

Amein.. Saudara Tamim Dari… kami meohon kerahmat ke atas Saudara serta usaha-usaha ini demi bangsa dan negara. Terima kasih.

2 09 2009
Azmi Ismail

Saya sangat setuju dengan gagasan ini. Pengisian kepada gagasan ini sangat penting agar diterima. Satu cadangan saya ialah; bagi sekolah rendah, murid2 perlu diajar 4 bahasa utama di malaysia: BM, BC, Bt dan BI. Wujudkan masyarakat multilingual di kalangan semua rakyat malaysia.

Kementerian Pelajaran perlu lebih berani. Saya percaya menteri pelajaran yang baru lebih tegas dan berani daripada meteri pelajaran lepas yang hanya nak jadi popular

2 09 2009
SSS Admin

Sdr Azmi Ismail,

Terima kasih atas sokongan dan cadangan. Berhubung cadangan tersebut, sebenarnya Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia (KPM) telah pun menawarkan kesemua bahasa utama tersebut di Sekolah Kebangsaan. Bahasa Malaysia dan Bahasa Inggeris diajar sebagai mata pelajaran teras. Manakala, Bahasa Mandarin dan Bahasa Tamil ditawarkan sebagai mata pelajaran elektif.

3 09 2009
kaduk

Tahniah. Usaha yang murni dan bersemangat. Satu Bahasa, Satu Bangsa, satu Negara. ( Eh, bahasa apa nak guna ye? )

3 09 2009
SSS Admin

Soalan Sdr Kaduk penuh bermakna dalam keadaan perpaduan yang tidak begitu jitu dalam negara kita sekarang. Ya Saudara, bagi mereka-mereka yang tidak sedar akan kedudukan Bahasa Kebangsaan, yakni Bahasa Malaysia yang juga di sebut sebagai Bahasa Melayu, memang wajar soalan itu ditujukan kepada mereka-mereka ini. Terima kasih Sdr. Kaduk.

3 09 2009
dinturtle

Salam SSS Admin,

1-Sent this to all leaders/politicians with emails/blogs with a note asking their feedbacks/response to be pulished in a special post. come up with a special section for this. List their names, dates sent and resent (if no reply) Maybe call it Leaders’ Feedbacks so we know their stand on this proposal. Sent the balls to their court.

2-Where’s my ‘I Support SSS’ car sticker ?? i can pay wan ..

3- Link up with any of the notably related Ngo. Take it on da street ! With real people in the real world, spread the message.

3 09 2009
SSS Admin

Setinggi-tinggi terima kasih kepada Sdr Dinturtle atas usaha-usaha Saudara membantu kami dalam kempen ini. Semoga ianya mendapat perhatian dari para pemimpin dan ahli politik untuk menimbang perkara ini dengan serius tanpa agenda yang ementingkan diri sendiri.

Kami juga berharap agar kempen ini dapat diperluaskan lagi dengan pelbagai cara termasuk perekat kereta dan pautan kepada NGO yang berkenaan seperti yang Sdr. sebutkan itu. InsyaAllah Sdr.

Sekali lagi, terima kasih Sdr. Dinturtle.

3 09 2009
zul

Hapuskan semua sekolah jenis kebangsaan. Gantikan hanya satu sekolah sahaja. Sekolah banyak jenis ni adalah bom jangka untuk negara.

Bangla yang baru datang ke Malaysia ni, bahasa Malaysia dia lebih baik dari bahasa rakyat Malaysia yang sekolah jenis kebangsaan.

Bayangkanlah, sekolah rendah kat sekolah jenis kebangsaan, pas tu ke sek. men. jenis kebangsaan, pastu masuk ‘u’ kat Taiwan atau China, balik Malaysia korang rasa dia berjiwa Malaysia ke?

Bukan setakat sekolah jenis kebangsaan wajib ditutup, suratkhabar cina dan India juga perlu ditutup serta dihapuskan.

Kita mesti tiru cara Thailand dan Indonesia, barulah kalau tak takluk dunia pun, bangsa asing akan pandang tinggi kat kita.

1Malaysia = HAPUSKAN SEK. JENIS KEBANGSAAN CINA/TAMIL…

3 09 2009
SSS Admin

Sdr Zul,

Memang itulah yang diimpikan oleh rakyat sejati negara ini. Sepatutnya erti perpaduan ini disemai di bangku sekolah melalui satu aliran sekolah nasional sahaja, bukannya sekolah yang berpecah-pecah mengikut kaum-kaum tertentu.

Suatu fenomena yang agak pelik apabila pekerja Bangladesh, dalam masa sebulan dua sahaja dapat menguasai Bahasa Malaysia, cukup untuk membolehkan mereka berkomunikasi dengan memuaskan. Kenapa yang lahir di sini dan pula negara ini sudah 52 tahun merdeka, masih tidak fasih malahan tidak tahu langsung bertutur dan menulis dengan menggunakan bahasa kebangsaan negara ini. Adakah mereka itu orang asing?

Lihat saja segelintir peguam-peguam yang bergelar warga Malaysia. Mereka-mereka ini masih lagi memerlukan “Tongkat Bahasa” di dalam prosiding-prosiding di mahkamah.

Bak kata pepatah Melayu, “Hendak seribu daya, tidak hendak, seribu dalih.”

Terima kasih Sdr. Zul.

5 09 2009
Lawyer Kampung

Salam kepada empunya blog. Saya kira masih belum terlambat untuk mengucapkan tahniah dan syabas di atas pelancaran blog ini. Teruskan usaha murni ini.

5 09 2009
SSS Admin

Terima kaseh Saudara Lawyer Kampung kerana mengunjung. Tiada apa sesuatu yang akan terlambat kecuali kalau kita tidak mengorak langkah pertama. Kalau tidak sekarang, bila lagi? Kami juga berharap Saudara akan berkunjung dari masa ke semasa di mana mungkin kami memerlukan pandangan seorang ahli perundangan di dalam sesuatu hal. Terima kaseh.

6 09 2009
rakyatbiasa76

satu usaha yang baik dan menuntut sokongan rakyat untuk kepentingan malaysia.memperbetulkan kesilapan pemimpin terdahulu.mansuh kan sekolah jenis kebangsaan yang menjadi punca masalah perpaduan negara.

9 09 2009
SSS Admin

rakyatbiasa 76,

Terima kasih berkunjung dan meninggalkan sepatah dua kata di sini.

Penganjur SSS mencadangkan suatu kajian mendalam di buat ke atas dasar pendidekan yang ada sekarang untuk mengtahui kebaikan dan kelemahan sistem pelajaran yang ada sekarang. Dari itu tindakan membaikkan keadaan boleh di rancang dan di jalankan.

Penganjur cadangan ini juga percaya bahawa Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua boleh mengadakan peluang bercampur gaul dan mendatangakan persefahaman yang lebih di antara kanak kanak berbilang kaum di bangku sekolah. Ini boleh mendorong kapada perhubungan saliturahim yang baik dan menyumbang kapada persepaduan negara.

8 09 2009
Johan

Memang patut hanya ada satu sistem sekolah. Ada setengah tu nak hak yang sama dengan bumiputera, nak meritokrasi lah konon, tapi sekolah jenis kebangsaan tak nak lepas. Dasar bangsa derhaka dan tak kenang budi.

9 09 2009
SSS Admin

Johan,

Cogan kata politik saperti apa yang di katakan “Malaysian Malaysia” dan “meritokrasi” memang tidak mengambil kira peruntukan peruntukan di dalam Perlembagaan negara saperti kedudukan Bahasa Melayu, kedudukan khas (Special Position) kaum Melayu (yang telah di persetujui pemimpin bukan Melayu “sebagai balasan” kapada pemimpin Melayu menyetujui kerakyatan untuk bukan Melayu sabelom Merdeka).

Cadangan SSS akan memberi penghormatan kapada Bahasa Melayu sebagai Bahasa Resmi negara ini.

Cadangan SSS menuju kapada penimbulan suatu Bangsa Malaysia yang betul betul bersatu dan bersepadu. Bila ia nya timbul, so’al “Malaysian Malaysia” tidak timbul lagi. Sabelom ia nya timbul, mereka boleh menyalak cogan-cogan kata tersebut tapi kaum Melayu tidak akan berganjak, umpama nya, dari Perkara 153 Hak Istimewa Melayu dalam Perlembagaan.

Sejarah Melayu di Tanah Melayu, sejarah penjajahan British yang melebih-beratkan perhatian kapada satu kaum daripada yang lain, sejarah mencapai Kemerdekaan negara ini semua nya menyatakan perlu nya dan ada nya perkara perkara tersebut di atas.

9 09 2009
Zen

I’ve been wondering why not many people leave comments in this blog. I see that there are sufficient hits and the Petition signing is at a fair rate.

I think this SSS Proposal is agreed to by the majority of the people who like to see lasting peace and prosperity in the country. Maybe they are not so vocal, they just read and keep quiet.

9 09 2009
SSS Admin

Zen,

Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. For a new blog, we are quite satisfied with the hits coming in so far.

No doubt of late people are drawn to other issues like those surrounding the Selangor state government of Pakatan Rakyat, the latest being the matter of relocating the Hindu temple and the cow head. Even the issues around the Perak State Assembly have not yet settled down.

We also believe that the majority of the rakyat agree on the SSS cocept. Yes, they are the “silent majority”. Let’s keep on talking about SSS so that more people would become encouraged to speak up for it.

9 09 2009
Xavier

On Zen’s point above, I think there are many reasons. One is the economic situation. People are so busy trying to keep their businesses going or their jobs steady. But some people say the global economic situation has bottomed out in May, US has improved now, Malaysia miight even see growth this third quarter. I am not an expert but I am hopeful.

Another reason is the political situation. There appears so much going on that people are confused or their attention goes to other places. The 1Malaysia concept is not clear, the lompat lompat thing is quiet now but may still be lurking in the bushes. There are many bushes where attacks may suddenly appear. The Perak State Assembly is still not settled, the Selangor State government may be not steady, so many problems including the latest cow head issue.

9 09 2009
SSS Admin

Xavier,

Thanks for dropping in and leaving a comment. There’s a lot of truth in what you said.

We believe the time will come when the government takes a deep look into the SSS Proposal and decide on carrying out an in-depth study on the existing education system of the country. The increasing racial polarisation in the country requires a bold, long-term solution. There’s no better way than to get children at their formative age to study together in one kind of school, one medium of instruction and one curriculum, experiencing being together with members of other communities in class and at play.

The Deputy PM cum Minister of Education said on 21 Mei 2009 “Kerajaan belum bercadang mewujudkan Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua …”. He didn’t say the government wouldn’t do it.

He said, “… kerana Dasar Pelajaran Kebangsaan sedia ada yang di guna pakai sekarang telah lengkap.” He didn’t say it’s complete in all respects and nobody can say it’s complete for ALL TIME. Let’s wait until the hardly one-year old government has fully settled down and has realistically assessed public reaction to the policies they have announced so far.

Meanwhile, anything we as private citizens can do to help bring about a united and cohesive Bangsa Malaysia should be done.

1 10 2009
bala

Dear admin,

To start off, I’m a non-Malay who is truely in support of SSS. The country badly needs a one school system.

It is quite obvious to point out the usual suspects here, namely SRJKT and SRJKC, however, my concern is more on SSS itself. Is it truely going to be a ‘Satu Sekolah untuk Semua’? For example, what about SARs, SMAs, MRSMs, matriculations, form 6s (especially science stream), UiTM, etc. Its quite clear that in all the examples I’ve pointed out above, there are massive racial imbalances.

I personally don’t think SSS would boost better quality of national language, because If the natioanal language is at stake – then we are good with our current system (lets not forget that BM is cumpulsory in any medium and you have to get a credit in it to clear SPM).

Our existing education system has existed since independence, yet there were better racial unity in the 50s, 60s and even 70s as compared to now. This is a clear indication that language was not a barrier in national unity even in the earlier days. Some events had taken place in between and we are getting more and more polarised, racially. So how do we fix things now? To be united, we MUST grow together in the same platform, i.e. same school system or SSS. This must be the holistic objective of SSS – national unity.

In addition, I’m in the opinion that Moral education should be taught to all students. This would truely balance out all students to take up the same subjects together. All religious education should be moved away from schools. Optionally, school authorities could liase with local mosque/surau, temples and churches so that students could attend religious classes there after schooling hours, IF THEY WANT (and the school authorities could continuously monitor their progress with regular contact with governing people representing places of worship).

Again, I hope we could have a TRUE SSS one day.

1 10 2009
SSS Admin

Bala,

Welcome, and thanks for your thoughts. We appreciate your view that the country is badly in need of SSS.

Do drop in any time and let’s have a full and engaging discussion. We may not agree all the time but we surely can have an exchange of views.

We will try and address as many points you raise as possible and it may take more than one reply.

On MRSMs , UiTM etc, we feel that this does not come under the ambit of the SSS Proposal as it is a matter of the Special Position of the Malays. That Special Position was agreed to by the non-Malay leaders in exchange for citizenship of the non-Malays that was agreed to by the Malay leaders at Merdeka. The Malays, being the original inhabitants and the majority in this country, were left far behind economically and educationally as a result of the British colonial policy (very few schools and only at primary level in the kampongs for about 100 years).

The NEP tries to redress the economic and educational disparities and the targets have still not been achieved. In any case, because Citizenship Right for the non-Malays is forever, the Malays argue why should the Special Malay Right not be forever, too. It was a right in exchange, a quid pro quo. The NEP targets were set by the Malays themselves; nobody knew then whether they were realistic or not, and the Malays must not be blamed for the time taken to achieve them.

The issue under the SSS Proposal is not racial imbalance but racial polarisation. As you have pointed out, there is increasing evidence of that in recent times. The argument that polarisation is due to the Special Position of the Malays is not valid. Those who cannot accept the Malay Special Position appear not to accept the quid-pro-quo “Social Contract” stated above. As both those rights are enshrined in the Constitution, it also implies non-acceptance of the Constitution. Yet respect for and acceptance of the Constitution is the very basis for determining the loyalty of citizens of any country. And questioning both the Citizenship Right of the non-Malays and the Special Position of the Malays are not allowed under the Sedition Act of our country.

We agree with your suggestion that there have been events causing the increase in racial polarisation after the 1970s. Some people believe they are political events, others believe it’s the “non-events” referred to as “auto-piloting” and so on, emboldening some among the citizenry to even become seditious and subversive. Yet others say it’s corrupt practices at political party level and at the approving authority and government machinery levels. Such that some members of the public become frustrated and blame everybody, especially the Government. There has appeared what some people call “an anarchist tendency” where people find faults and blame everyone in authority.

As to how we fix things – everybody must act to preserve whatever semblance of unity we still have and improve it. The politicians, the NGOs, the educators, the average citizen, everybody. The 1Malaysia concept is still unclear. The policies of the new government are also still unclear. But they have not even been one year in power.

The SSS Promoters and we at Kempen SSS try to do our part. There are no doubt stumbling blocks. But we hope people like you would play your part, for example, by signing the Petition (click the logo at the top of the page) and persuading others to also do so. And by spreading the word about the Petition signing and the pro-SSS arguments around.

So much for the time being. We’ll address your other points in due course. You are welcomed to comment even before our next reply comes out.

3 10 2009
SSS Admin

Bala,

Your suggestion on the teaching of moral education in all schools should be considered. We at Kempen SSS feel Malaysian history is a must as a subject in schools. A lot of misunderstanding and recalcitrance can be avoided if Malaysians understand the beginnings and the historical development of our country. We also take note of your opinion that all religious education should be moved away from schools.

These are precisely the kinds of matters that the proposed Study Team should look into. They should study the pros and cons, the advantages and disadvantages and make recommendations. They should be an independent team comprising of well experienced people, and not members of or connected with any political party in such a manner as to be biased in their approach and recommendations. This is to ensure that their findings and recommendations can be respected by everybody.

We must make amends on the mistakes of the past for allowing three media of instruction when clearly we should have only Bahasa Malaysia, the Official Language, the National Language. There does not appear to be logic to the three different languages as medium of instruction in schools in this country. Mandarin is the official language of Mainland China and is not even a mother tongue, not used except in the offices, etc. People have even asked whether it is a part of Chinese culture, especially in Malaysia when it is used only in SJKC and perhaps a few Chinese businesses. On the other other hand, Tamil is the official language of Tamil Nadu state in India.

We must state again our being proud of your stand and thank you for your support on SSS. Let’s do what we can for the concept to become reality.

4 10 2009
bala

Dear admin,

The only reason I’m replying to you is to make my stand very clear to you. I am NOT SUPPORTING your cause (as opposed to what you’ve quoted “We must state again our being proud of your stand and thank you for your support on SSS.”) on your SSS.

You’ll have my suport and many more non-Malays too, if you truely think on nation building and the need to have a uniform education system. It seems to me that your SSS is only aimed in eradicating SRJKC and SRJKT, and not the racial polarisation and integration of society in this nation.

I admit, that to achieve national integration and to reduce racial gaps, the current vernacular schools must go. But will that alone do the trick? As pointed out in my previous post, ‘other types’ of schooling system (MRSM, SRA, SMA and whatnot) do exist, which makes SSS not quite a one school system. Could you enlighten me how the students who would, in the future, graduate from these ‘other types’ of school will able to integrate with multiracial and multicultural Malaysia, when they spend like over a decade building their basic education in a school system that is singular in race?

I was quite astonished with your first reply citing Malays’ special rights. Let me also add that common sense would tell you, education is not a special or for the privillaged entity. Reading those lines again and again, makes me wonder if you’ve fit the motto of SSS accurately – Satu Bahasa, Satu Bangsa, Satu Negara. I suggest you leave out the Satu Bangsa statement making a new motto – Satu Bahasa, Satu Negara.

I wish you good luck with your campaign. Again, let me be clear that this is not a cause for me worth supporting.

5 10 2009
sukra

I see that you admit that “to achieve national integration and to reduce racial gaps”, there should be Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua. Good for you.

You are raising the subject of special schools that I read they say these are “to reduce the racial gaps” that you spoke about. So how?

I also see the need for the terminology “racial gaps” to cover a wider area but I think our forefathers have agreed that they get the special rights and we get citizenship.

8 10 2009
SSS Admin

sukra,

We believe we interpret you correctly and thank you for your support.

You appear to understand the history of our independence movement, the Social Contract and the Articles of the Constitution concerning the right of the non-Malays to citizenship and the right of the Malays to a Special Position from which affirmative action has been taken “to reduce the racial gaps”.

We believe the Government has been trying to “widen the area of coverage” of the affirmative action. The Indian community had also benefited from such things as IPO share allocations in the past through the political party, Indian organisations and directly to individuals. There have been Indian students given scholarships and loans. Of course the Malays received more because they form the majority of the population.

However, let us think of the SSS Porposal separately i.e in terms of having only one type of schools – the sekolah kebangsaan – and one medium of instruction – Bahasa Kebangsaan – for children to mix and develop a sense of togetherness and unity. Let us ask the Government to carry out an in-depth Study on the existing education system so that the need and the reasons given for proposing the SSS can be verified.

6 10 2009
BuleGile

Bala…..

I’m quite confused with your twisted logic on of “conditional” support for SSS, the defenders of vernacular schooling have always exerted that their brand of schooling must exist in this federation of Malaysia…way before NEP, MRSM or Govt Funded Sekolah Agama….the current logic now seem to try to mislead the thinking that if such policies exist then one must keep having vernacular schooling for PRIMARY students….remember they were willing to give up secondary schooling but kept the primary schools…..all in the name of preservation of mother tongue….then again which race in Malaysia particularly the Chinese have its mother tongue as Mandarin?

I’m quite astonished by your “common sense” -you said

“Let me also add that common sense would tell you, education is not a special or for the privillaged entity”

Education in Malaysia specifically primary and secondary schooling is available to ALL, funded by the government of Malaysia…the specific institutions which you mentioned are for the Underprivileged…….

What you have failed to noticed in whole scheme of things is that SSS short term objective is to have a comprehensive review of the Education..while pushing for a common medium of instruction in the medium term/long term……..your “conditional” support for a Single School is nothing if you cant even recognise what is national and what is not…….in disguise you are just here to vent your hate towards the Malays and what ever is associated with it….

From your writings you don’t seem to have understood the Memo in its entirety…tak paham bahasa Melayu ke?

8 10 2009
SSS Admin

BuleGile,

We appreciate your participation in this SSS portal.

Indeed Mandarin is not the mother tongue language of the Chinese in Malaysia, even in Mainland China. It is spoken only on official business, not even in offices where the Chinese can speak the dialect of the other party. Some claim that Mandarin is part of Chinese culture, but we have seen comments asking whether, considering the fact that it is spoken at most only 1/3 of their daily life, not including weekends and holidays, Mandarin is culture. They say that as far as language is concerned, it is part of culture only if it is “habitually spoken” in their daily life.

We see no valid reason for opposing the SSS Proposal. The Proposal does not seek to stop people from learning Mandarin; it can be studied in national schools as an elective subject. The same goes for Tamil. Even those who harbour some doubts should agree to the idea of having a study done so that all pros and cons, the advantages and disadvantages of the existing education system can be looked at and verified by an independent team of experts.

6 10 2009
SSS Admin

Dear bala,

We are not sure whether we misunderstood your support or not because, as sukra stated a little earlier, “you admit that “to achieve national integration and to reduce racial gaps”, there should be Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua.”

In order to avoid misunderstanding you, we quote your full sentence, “I admit, that to achieve national integration and to reduce racial gaps, the current vernacular schools must go”. That statement suggests that you support SSS. In view of the Sedition Act, we believe you meant that the vernacular schools should be absorbed into the national education system.

You appear not to accept MRSMs, UiTM etc despite you admitting the need “to reduce the racial gaps”. But these are a part of the Malay special rights agreed to by the non-Malay leaders in exchange for non-Malay citizenship right. It does sound repetitious but it is a simple fact that needs repeating, that these rights are written in the Constitution and all Malaysians must respect the Constitution.

Nevertheless, we wish to give the following further explanation to you and readers who do not leave any comment:

Responding to your statement, we must say that we truly are thinking of nation building and the need to have a uniform education system. We must point out that SSS is not “aimed in eradicating SRJKC and SRJKT”; you must have misunderstood us in this instance – we have been speaking for one system of education, meaning the use of only one language viz Bahasa Malaysia, as the medium of instruction, and only one syllabus for all schools in the country. We have laboured on this point extensively and are willing to continue doing so again and again if necessary. Do let us know if you want to hear again the reasons, the justifications, the rationale.

Mandarin and Tamil can be taught in such schools as “elective subjects”. The existing SRJKC and SRJKT can be absorbed into the national education system.

It seems to us that you also misunderstood our intention when you suggested that we are not thinking about the racial polarisation and integration of society in this nation. What other reason could you conceive for our having spoken for the creation of a united and cohesive Bangsa Malaysia, even suggesting that when that comes about, the term “race” be removed from all official documents, which will involve changes to some of the existing laws, rules and regulations. That which means a willingness to forgo the terminology “Malay race”.

All Malaysians must have the spirit of give and take – all communities, including those who were stateless in this country until after Merdeka. We have given out the instances of the giving on the part of one community here and elsewhere, including the willingness of giving up the term “Malay race” as stated above. Would you like to enumerate the instances of giving on your part or the part of your community so that others would understand and appreciate the existence of a two-way traffic among the various communities? We need the spirit of give and take and a two-way traffic for the creation of goodwill and harmony, don’t you think?

To conform with normal comment length, our response is continued in subsequent comments.

8 10 2009
OnDaStreet

“I suggest you leave out the Satu Bangsa statement making a new motto – Satu Bahasa, Satu Negara.” ~ Bala

Bala sir,
I think when they discuss the motto, clearly they are trying to put this cause to unite all Malaysians. As far as I can remember, especially the last few months, some start calling for “race” status to be abolished due to one reason – we are Malaysians.

And, I supposed that you have seen P. Ramlee’s movie, where’s there is a line – Bahasa Menunjukkan Bangsa..

So, if that implies to the idea of Bangsa Malaysia, which means the language should be Bahasa Malaysia..

Or you prefer it to be status quo? (which means you agree to such set up, including Special Rights)

~ OnDaStreet

6 10 2009
Semerah Padi

Dear Admin,

The colonial British saw the widening economic gap between the local people (The Malays) and the “pendatangs”/people imported by them back then. So they established RIDA (Rural Industrial Development Authority), in 1951. The purpose was to provide economic assistance and support to Malay farmers and rural inhabitants as these people had become disadvantaged from the economic standpoint.

RIDA was expanded to MARA by a Parliament act on 1st March, 1966. MARA was formed to aid, train, and guide Bumiputra (Malays and other indigenous Malaysians) in the areas of business and industry. This is a part of Special Privileges for the Malays and Indigenous Malaysians under the Social Contract. MRSM comes under MARA.

Therefore, MRSM even though “Sekolah Menengah”, was not really established from “Education” point of view but rather “Economic” point of view. MRSM is unlike vernacular schools, for one thing, MRSM is secondary school.

The minds of the young ones have long been shaped in the primary schools. In this respect, SRJK(C) and SRJK(T) have long indoctrinated “Chinese”ness and “Tamil”ness, where both are foreign to Malaysia. By the time these SRJKs pupil went to secondary, they became “lost” as far as “Malaysian” is concerned. They even have difficulty conversing in Bahasa Kebangsaan.

To uphold “Tamil Naidu” and “People Republic of China” in this beloved land called Malaysia, is a blatant unpatriotic and non-nationalistic act!! They surely have nothing of the characteristic of being Bangsa Malaysia!

“Dimana Bumi di Pijak, DI Situ Langit Di Junjung”

Semerah Padi

7 10 2009
SSS Admin

Semerah Padi,

The fact that the British colonial government started RIDA in 1951 shows that they already saw the need to provide economic assistance to the Malays even at that time. The fact remains that as at 1970, after the racial riots of 13 may, 1969, the Malays had only 2% of the wealth of the country. Hence affirmative action by way of the New Economic Policy was promulgated. Now the Malays have achieved only 18% of the corporate wealth of the country.

The MRSMs, which are a part of the NEP, have produced students who later qualified as professionals and obtained business-related degrees that enabled many of them to participate in business. They have helped achieve whatever the Malays have achieved thus far.

We agree with you that MRSMs are distinctly different from the SRJKs also in that the former is secondary whereas the latter is primary schooling. In fact, many pupils join MRSMs only in the last two years of their secondary schooling (Form 4) when their mind is fairly well developed already. The SJKs involve very young children, at formative ages, very susceptible to the environment and the ideas they conceive or receive during the years at school. If they hardly mix in their school environment, impressions of the “world they are in” that is formed in their minds are likely to be limited.

All young children should attend national schools that are multi-racial in composition and have the opportunity to know “the real world” they are in right from the formative years.

6 10 2009
SSS Admin

Dear bala,

Issues concerning the Special Position of the Malays, which is covered under Article 153, are actually separate from the SSS, which falls under Article 152 of the Constitution which is about Bahasa Malaysia, the National and the Official Language. However, in response to comments received here and at Demi Negara blog (the birth place of SSS), we have periodically in the past and would as we go along continue to try and respond to those trying to link the two subjects up to a point. Now we will address further your misgivings about the MRSMs, UiTM, SRA, SMA etc.

We feel that explaining those educational institutions in the context of Malay special rights should not “astonish” you – if you recognize those rights as provided in Article 153 of the Constitution and accept the background and the circumstances surrounding those rights. You would not be astonished if you care to read and fully understand, recognize and accept the salient points that have been stated time and again. The Malay leaders at Merdeka time had agreed that the non-Malays, who were stateless under the British colonial rule, be given citizenship, and, in exchange for that, the non-Malay leaders agreed to the Special Position of the Malays. There was quid pro quo there. There was give and take there. The present and later generations must continue with the spirit of give and take for the country to have lasting peace and steady progress.

If you don’t accept those, try to imagine a Malay not accepting you having Malaysian citizenship (it is quid pro quo, in exchange for, remember) and you would feel upset, wouldn’t you? We must not think or say things that may mean questioning the citizenship of the non-Malays and the Special Position of the Malays, both of which are sensitive subjects that come under the purview of the Sedition Act.

We feel a need to respond to your statement by also saying that “common sense” would tell you that it is not that “education is a special or for the privillaged entity”, but that it was agreed by the non-Malay leaders that the Malays have a Special Position which has been applied to remedy the huge gap they were left behind with under the British colonial policy. The others have access to so many other schools in the country – not that they have been denied access to education. For nearly 100 years the British built only a smattering of schools in the kampongs where most of the Malays live, and even so, only at primary level. Whereas in the towns, they built an ample number of schools, both at primary and secondary levels.

It is our fervent hope that you read those lines in our posts and comments again and again (using your words), but from the perspective of the give and take agreed to by the leaders at Merdeka, or what has been called the “Social Contract”. Also from the angle of respecting and living by the Constitution of the country, for, after all, the non-Malay Citizenship Right and the Malay Special Rights are enshrined in the Constitution. We need to be realistic for the sake of goodwill, lasting peace and harmony. We need to have our feet on the ground. As Malaysians, we feel that this ground here is definitely much better than in Fiji or Papua New Guinea. We must respect the rights of the various communities and not be carried away mid air with the right of citizenship but forgetting the Malay special rights or the other way round.

In disagreeing with you, we maintain that our SSS slogan fits accurately – Satu Bahasa, Satu Bangsa, Satu Negara. If you need further elucidation on the points we put out up to now, do let us know any time.

6 10 2009
Kenn

Quoted as below from Bala:-

I suggest you leave out the Satu Bangsa statement making a new motto – Satu Bahasa, Satu Negara.

huh?! I am Malaysian. My bangsa is Bangsa Malaysia. It is easy for non-Malaysian to ask to drop the Bangsa especially when he is not that Bangsa. What Bangsa are you, Bala? Indian? Maybe you have set foot in the wrong country ?

8 10 2009
nono

Kenn

bala is not happy about MRSM, UiTM and so on. A lot of explanations have been given above. He should reply whether he agrees or not or state if he has any other points to counter-argue with. If not, maybe he has agreed on the explanations given or have no more points to raise.

10 10 2009
antutamil

Dah balik Kerala ke si Bala ni?

11 10 2009
SSS Admin

Dear bala,

Finally, on your point about MRSM, SRA, SMA “making SSS not quite a one school system” and on your request to “enlighten me how the students who would, in the future, graduate from these ‘other types’ of school will able to integrate with multiracial and multicultural Malaysia, when they spend like over a decade building their basic education in a school system that is singular in race”.

We have explained earlier on the need and the justification for MRSM, UiTM and similar institutions. We now wish to point out that the SRA and SMA are justified on the basis of Islam being the official religion of the country. Surely that which is official in the country can be pursued to a reasonable extent?

The SRA and the SMA are also in line with the NEP objective of reducing the educational and economic handicap of the Malays under the Social Contract. Pupils in these schools can get academic and professional qualifications in countries like the United Arab Republic and return to contribute to the development of the country as well as bring better income to their community.

As to their “ability to integrate with multiracial and multicultural Malaysia”, in the first place, do you have proof or justification in implying that they don’t? In any case, are these not subjects that can be covered by the in-depth study that we propose to be carried out by an independent team of experts? We have emphasised the independent nature of the study team, even recommending the inclusion of foreign experts for balance in findings and recommendations. Therefore, there’s no valid reason not to support the study, is there?

In the second place, we ran a quick opinion survey on friends and associates, including those who have attended MRSM, and the following are some of the responses. (We must however point out that this is a random survey but the opinions come from responsible people, we can assure you):

1. Over a decade?

Even when there are MRSMs, all the children at primary level attend national schools. MRSMs are only for secondary education.

Vernacular schools exist at the primary education level where their impressionable years are most vital. Is this good? Anyway, people may be confused over the reason for MRSMs. It’s economic – to balance the income gap. MRSMs are not for Malays only. Bumi from East Malaysia are in it too – because next to the Malays, they are the lowest per capita in Malaysia.

We have only three dozens MRSMs and a few SMA

2. Saya ex-MRSM.

Ada bukan Melayu di MRSM walau pun hanya sedikit. Masa saya dahulu hanya ada 8 orang bukan Bumiputra. Tapi ada ramai Bidayuh, Iban, Kadazan etc etc. Kalau tak silap MRSM buka kuota untuk bukan Bumi sebanyak 10%.

Apa yang penting ialah semua rakyat kena hormat dan patuh pada Perlembagaan. Hak semua kaum sudah ada di Perlembagaan. Kita wajib memegang kemas hak-hak yang ada dalam Perlembagaan.

3. A point to note is that a larger number joins MRSM in Form 4 instead of Form 1. Which essentially means that all are already mixing “with all races for the past 6 or 9 years” of their life

– On pointers for unity, do read http://satdthinks.blogspot.com/2009/05/satu-sekolah-untuk-semua-now-and-then.html

“key problem in language brings us back to vernacular schooling ….lets assume a kid from 7 to 12 years old goes to a vernacular school, how many hours a day does he goes around thinking, learning, communicating in Mandarin/Tamil…goes home after school probably into an environment that continues to speak Non-national Languages.or even other foreign language dialects……how much interaction in BM or English will this group children have as a % of their life minus the early years say up till 5/6 years old….ask yourself would these group of children be racially united with other kids of different race who do not speak the language that they speak fluently….. as with any problem, there are root causes…..and if language is one of the possible root cause of disunity then we must face the issue on vernacular schooling head on, without fear and without politics clouding our judgment..”

4. As Islam is the Official Religion of the country, sekolah agama fulfils the ‘fardhu kifayah’ concept in producing Islamic experts for the Muslims. Again, these schools are small in number and still using BM as the main mode of instruction.

The sekolah agama should be not an issue, as it is religious in nature and is still a part of the national education system using the National Language as medium of instruction. It way different from schools using Mandarin and Tamil as in SRJKs.

5. The young minds should be shaped toward unity, Satu Bangsa Satu Negara Satu Bahasa, at sekolah rendah lagi (even from tadika if you asked me). At Sekolah Menengah, the agar-agar already agak keras dan more difficult to mould. In this respect, SRJK does nothing to contribute for unity, but instead make it worse.

6. Saya bersekolah di SK, bukan Melayu memang ada di sekeliling sekolah, buka kedai. Walaupun sekolah rendah dan sekolah menengah ni dekat dgn rumah depa,tapi depa sanggup hantar anak depa p sekolah SJK yang jauh nun. Sekolah menengah lain pun sama.sampai kolej matrik baru jumpa bukan-Melayu.

Kalau kita nak tahu sejauh mana hubungan antara kaum,datang ke universiti.tengok dalam kuliah, semua dalam kelompok masing2.

Bagaimana manusia bercampur? Apa yg mempengaruhi pergaulan mereka? Saya rasa titik persamaan,sesuatu yg dikongsi.tetapi apa yg dikongsi golongan muda macam kami? Tiada….

7. Walau pun ada sekolah agama, kurang masaelah bergaul diantara Melayu sebab Melayu banyak dikampung. Saya ingat keadaan dikampung lebih baik dari di bandar. Dikampung kita lebih bergaul saya rasa. Di bandar, lebih bersendirian, apa lagi bila kaum pula berbeza. Berbeza pun kerana kita ingin berbeza saya rasa. Pertama sekali kita tidak bercakap satu bahasa yang masing-masing faham apabila bercakap.

bala, ultimately it is a matter of willingness in accepting and respecting the Social Contract and the Constitution of the country, a spirit of give and take and a sense of togetherness and of belonging to this country. All Malaysians need to feel we belong to this country and need to do what it takes, within reason, to bring about lasting peace and steady progress for our children and grandchildren.

Asking that Bahasa Malaysia, the Official Language, and the National Language of the country be the medium of instruction and that there must be only one syllabus for all schools is very reasonable. After all the explanations given here and elsewhere, opposition to such requests appears not to be so. Non-acceptance and casting aspersions on aspects of the Malay Special Position, like MRSM, UiTM and sekolah agama, reflects opposition to that Special Position and may invite similar reaction on your own citizenship, which was the quid pro quo. That should not happen as questioning the Malay Special Position and non-Malay citizenship is prohibited under the Sedition Act.

We stand by the belief that the advantages the non-Malays enjoy in this country are tremendous, some are unprecedented elsewhere in the region, nay, even in the world. Equality is a subjective term, even in the US, when you consider the position of the Blacks, the Hispanics, the Arabs and the Asians. In Malaysia, as Tun Dr Mahathir has pointed out, there cannot be equality among the rakyat in view of the constitutionally-provided Special Position of the Malays.

You have to accept that because your forefathers, who were stateless for a long time under British colonial rule, have, in exchange for citizenship, agreed with our forefathers at Merdeka. As the saying goes, you cannot have the cake and eat it.

31 10 2009
Kempen SSS diterima baik masyarakat Malaysia/ SSS campaign well accepted by the Malaysian public « Kempen SSS

[…] dengan munculnya Portal Kempen SSS ini pada 31 Ogos 2009 dengan artikel sulungnya bertajuk “The SSS Initiative Usaha Murni SSS“. Portal ini dibangunkan sebagai tapak kempen dan untuk menyediakan perincian dan juga […]

11 06 2011
The “Anak Malaysia” Side Show Freaks « Kempen SSS

[…] trend benar-benar ikhlas dan bersikap patriotik sebagai “Anak Malaysia” sudah tentulah Sekolah Kebangsaan jadi pilihan utama. Tapi penulis berani jamin, Hannah Yeoh dan juga spesis “patriotik kura-kura” yang lain […]

20 12 2013
webpage

This is my first time visit at here and i am really happy to read all
at one place.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: