Politik Yang Memusnahkan Negara

6 12 2011

 

Poly-ticks on Campus

Thursday November 3, 2011
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UUCA will be amended if there is no appeal
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KUALA LUMPUR: The Government will only decide on amending the Universities and University Colleges Act 1971 (UUCA) after the Attorney-General makes a move on whether or not to appeal against a Court of Appeal ruling.
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“We will wait to see if the Attorney-General appeals or not. If there is no appeal, we can take it as a signal for the law to be amended,” Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz said when winding up on points raised in relation to the Prime Minister’s Department during the Budget 2012 debate at committee stage.
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He also noted that UUCA remained a law despite the ruling that Section 15 (5) was unconstitutional. “It is not a question of whether it is a good or bad law. The Act remains law,” he said.
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The Court has ruled that the UUCA is unconstitutional. Well we have to obey the Court. N’theless it does not mean that the Law cannot be an ass. Judges too can be asses – and we have no choice but to accept their decisions in Court. Why? Because most of us have agreed to abide by the Rule of Law.
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Some of the monkeys only believe in the Rule of Law when the Law favours them. When it does not favour them, they reject the Rule of Law. Or they try to thwart it. That one clown tried three times to recuse the judge based on the flimsiest of excuses.
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They have not disputed the legality (under the Rule of Law) of their own electoral success across five States and about 1/3 of Parliamentary seats. Yet they wish to dispute the Electoral Process in the country. Now they are sort of confused between who-doed and no who-doed. Some say aye while others say nay. I dont know what Rule of Law applies over there.
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I dont agree that the UUCA (or AUKU) should be ruled out. I hope that if it is necessary the Government will amend the Law.
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Even our University Professors are still politically immature and childish. It is best that they focus all their energies just on teaching the students and doing their research work. If you allow the lecturers, professors and students to bring politics onto the campus then they wont do anything else except get involved in politics. Before you know it, there will be political violence on our university campuses. Here is why :
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Long before that there will be blatantly politically motivated campus activities which will send the temperatures soaring. For example we may see Party X football tournaments with Party Y not participting or protesting. There may be Party Y sponsored music performances or stage shows with Party X protesting or demonstrating. This is bound to happen on the campuses. Why? Because our people are still childish and dunggu. Then there will be violent clashes. Dont believe me? In Bangladesh, university students who belong to different political parties shoot and kill each other. You think our people are cleverer or better than the Bangladeshis to not let this happen? Please wake up. When politics comes in, semua jadi gila.
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And who will this affect the most? The Chinese students and Chinese professors? No way. The Chinese students will go about their business quietly, studying hard, getting their First Class Honours Degrees and such. I dont think they will get involved in politics on campus. Neither will Chinese lecturers and professors get involved in politics either. They will be busy conducting their research, writing their papers and books, and moving up the ladder in life. If they cant get promoted fast enough, they will switch to the private universities or migrate to Singapore, Australia etc. Thats the Chinese folks for you – always doing the right thing to keep moving forward.
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The Indians will be ok too, some of them will go around wearing saris on campus – to prove to themselves that they are Indian. But most Indians who get into university graduate and make good in life.
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It is the Malays who will occupy Pole Position in the dunggu salam political sweepstakes on campus. Even with the UUCA (or AUKU), the campuses are already so politicised. The pro-PAS students on one side and the pro-BN students on the other side. You also have the dakwah dunggus (who are usually pro-PAS) messing with the student’s brains.
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So at the end of the day, if you remove the UUCA (AUKU) it is the Malay students who will most get involved in politics on campus. Dah tak boleh cari kerja (unemployable graduates). There is now a permanent floating population of between 70,000 – 100,000 unemployed graduates – the vast majority of whom are Malay (and this is in the age of PPSMI). Ultimately they will depend on the Gomen for jobs, for the ‘siswazah penganggur’ programs and other such assistance. The very lucky ones may get a job in a GLC (Government Losing Concern).
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If the political parties are legally allowed on campus, the Malay kids may just throw away their books altogether and jump into politics full time. They wont study. Dont believe me? There is precedent for this type of behaviour lah. Mat Sapu BO was kicked out of college (diploma in food and beverage??) for poor grades. He was too involved in political demonstrations. The Brader graduated by the skin of his teeth with a degree in Malay Studies. He too was involved in demonstrations – until now.
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This is what will happen if you alllow politics and the political parties on campus. Yang akan jadi dunggu, budak Melayu juga. Budak Cina dan India akan belajar baik-baik, baca buku baik-baik, graduate dan menjadi manusia “ekonomi” yang berguna dan pandai cari hidup. Yang Melayu pula akan masuk politik dan buat kerja sia-sia. Buat demo, buat protes, cari gaduh dan buat kerja-kerja dunggu. Akhir sekali, mereka akan menjadi ‘unemployable graduates’, tadah tangan tunggu Kerajaan bagi duit. Itu saja.
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That is what will happen. So please amend the Law. The Law can be an ass.
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Here are some of my suggestions to improve the chances of our Government universities producing better graduates. Firstly ban all politics on campus, including campus wide student unions. Students can associate in specific student clubs and student associations (sporting activity, academic activity, social activity etc). But there is no need for campus wide student unions.
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Apa pasal terkejut? The Chinese run private universities rarely have student unions. When students in private universities know their parents are paying RM20,000 a year for their education, they dont have time to get involved in student unions. My eldest son who is finishing his architecture degree in a Chinese run private university hardly has time to even have dinner with us.
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When I call him on the phone just to say hi, he says ‘I have to go. We have work to do.‘ The private university he attends really keeps the students on their toes. If students do not attend ONE lecture, the university sends the parents a letter. Dear Sir, your son so and so has missed a lecture on such and such date’. Todate my oldest boy has not missed any lectures.
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So there is no time to waste in student unions and in politics. And the graduates of these ‘high pressure’ private universities are now highly sought after, especially in the private sector. They get hired even before they graduate. These kids are trained to pull a big load.
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Back to improving our universities. I would strongly urge military drill for at least an hour every morning on all our Government campuses. The kids must be physically fit and learn military discipline. It will be good for them.
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There must also be compulsory prep sessions say from 8pm – 12 midnite at least three weeknights where students must gather in the halls and classrooms and do homework, night study etc under supervision. No talking allowed.
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ALL students (medicine, engineering, sciences, arts, humanities, law, accounts) must take compulsory courses in English for every semester or every term throughout their stay in the University. (English Language, Communications, Report Writing, Creative Writing, Book Critique etc).
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ALL students (medicine, engineering, sciences, arts, humanities, law, accounts etc) must be taught compulsory courses in marketing, finance, psychology and law. This will make them more well rounded.
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Finally religion must be removed from the syllabus. Let parents educate their children about religion on their own expense and at home. There is too much confusion in religion. And too many religious issues are still ‘work in progress’ throughout the world, and across all religions. So lets not waste the student’s time teaching things that are confusing, things that are arguable or things that are dubious. Kalau siapa pun masih tak tahu pucuk pangkal-nya why waste the students’ time learning it?
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Use the precious time to teach them more useful things.
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A university degree takes only three or four years. In these three short years we have to mould a hardy and well educated individual so that he or she can then go out in the economy and perform his role which will also benefit the vast majority of people who do not make it to university. Remember, the annual university intake is less than 1% of our total population. University education is a huge privilege. We are already screwing this up. Lets not make it worse.

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