What policies? What plans?

4 11 2012

 

 

 

Education Policy: What is BN’s and PR’s policy if either wins the GE13?

Education, needless to say is the cornerstone of a country’s development and even civilisation. It is an investment into our children to make them good persons, good and useful citizens. WE cannot look at education merely to produce technocrats but weak and valueless human beings.

It is no secret that almost most will agree that generally the education standards in our country, from primary to tertiary is low. We have been having inconsistent education policies for the past many years that has caused major damage to the education of our kids.

Again, I cannot be accused as being excessive when I say that much of our education policy is weak and not well thought out because it has been unnecessarily politicised rather than being focused on quality and proper objectives. The standard of English in our country has declined to an embarrassing low due to politics interfering into our education policy making process. We produce graduates who seem to lack the ability to think and reason.

IF we look at the Government schools, it is plagued with all sorts of problems such as gangsterism, truancy, low quality teachers and school environment. Too much religion in school, especially “Islam”, instead of focusing on academic excellence has also contributed in wastage of resources. We seem to lack commitment to give our children the best education possible in the best environment possible.

We may have KLCC and world class physical facilities at KLIA, but our government schools, especially the National Type schools are generally pathetic. This probably explains why there is an increase in private schools. One barometer of how good our schools are is to ask this question: how many of our Ministers and MPs have their own children studying in Government schools?

After more than 50 years, we still have not come up with a solution to the separation and the consequences of having sekolah kebangsaan and vernacular schools.

With all the above problems, wouldnt the Rakyat like to know what is the education policy and plans that BN or PR have before they cast their vote?

Peace !

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Mempolitikkan Keadaan

9 06 2012

 

Yuran Universiti Tidak Percuma tetapi ditanggung kerajaan.. Ini kena faham…

Janji PKR: RM5,000 setahun untuk siswa
  • Jonathan Yong
  • 3:46PM Jun 6 2012
Rancangan PKR untuk membiaya pendidikan tinggi percuma melibatkan dana berjumlah RM2.5 bilion setahun bagi menyediakan elaun RM5,000 kepada setiap 500,000 penuntut universiti setiap tahun.

Pengarah strategi parti itu Rafizi Ramli berkata jumlah tersebut akan dapat menampung perbelanjaann asas pelajar, manakala yuran pengajian pula akan diberikan percuma.Katanya, elaun sebanyak RM5,000 itu boleh digunakan untuk mengimbangi yuran pengajian.
Rafizi berkongsi tawaran Pakatan Rakyat kepada sekumpulan siswa di Shah Alam.

Katanya, Perbadanan Tabung Pendidikan Tinggi Nasional yang menyediakan pinjaman murah kepada siswa tidak dapat dilestarikan.

Katanya, hutang siswa sebanyak RM24 bilion kepada PTPTN itu akhirnya perlu ditampung oleh kerajaan.

Rafizi bagaimanapun enggan mendedahkan butiran rancangan berkenaan.

  • COKAM:   Janji PKR untuk memberikan pendidikan percuma masih mengelirukan.Menurut kenyataan jurucakap mereka si Rafizi, kerajaan PKR akan memberikan duit sebanyak RM5,000 kepada setiap pelajar. Pada masa yang sama beliau menyatakan duit pemberian tersebut bakal mengimbangi Yuran pengajian para pelajar. 
  • Kalau dah percuma kenapa masih lagi disentuh berkenaan yuran pengajian seolah-olah belajar di Universiti masih lagi mempunyai yuran.  Minta maaf kerana aku tak berpa faham, apa sebenarnya yang cuba dinyatakan oleh Rafizi. Adakah pengajian di Universiti masih mempunyai yuran pengajian atau percuma. Apakah yang dimaksudkan dengan  percuma itu?. Adakah secara tersembunyinya belajar di Universiti masih dikenakan yuran dan siapa yang membayar yuran pengajian dan berapakah jumlah yuran pengajian tersebut?
  • Aku berpendapat bahawa yuran masih dikenakan oleh pihak kerajaan kepada para pelajar tetapi yuran tersebut ditanggung sepenuhnya oleh kerajaan. Ini bermakna masih terdapat akaun debit dan kredit yuran para pelajar Universiti.
  • Konsep inilah yang digunakan oleh kerajaan Selangor dalam pemberian air percuma kepada rakyat Selangor. Hakikatnya kos ataupun bil air masih ada dan bil tersebut ditanggung oleh kerajaan negeri. Sampai suatu ketika bilamana kerajaan kekurangan dana untuk menanggung bil air yang berjuta-juta tersebut, maka bil air tersebut akan tertunggak.
  • Begitu juga dengan Yuran Universiti yang dikatakan diberikan secara percuma. Hakikatnya yuran masih lagi ada dikenakan tetapi kos yuran tersebut ditanggung oleh kerajaan melalui peruntukkan bajet pada setiap tahun. Apabila sampai suatu waktu seperti contoh kelembapan ekonomi, kerajaan akan menghadapi kekurangan bajet untuk menanggung kos yuran tersebut, maka langkah berjimat cermat pasti dilakukan dengan mengurangkan peruntukkan bajet mereka. Apa berlaku kepada Universiti kita pada mas itu?
  • Apabila bajet kurang, maka pihak Universiti akan kekurangan dana untuk mentadbir universiti termasuk menyediakan alat sokongan pembelajaran dan juga menyediakan tenaga pengajar yang berkualiti. Akhirnya mahasiswa yang dilahirkan kurang bermutu dan kurang berdaya saing di dalam pasaran. Maklum sahajalah sesuatu yang percuma, sudah tentu ada kekurangan di sana sini.
  • Perkara ini telah berlaku kepada perkhidmatan Awam suatu ketika dahulu apabila kerajaan mengambil langkah berjimat cermat kerana keadaan ekonomi yang merudum, banyak perkara telah dilakukan oleh kerajaan termasuk menghadkan bajet-bajet kursus, menghadkan elaun-elaun kakitangan awam dan sebagainya. Produktiviti pun merosot apabil;a banyak bajet dipotong dan sebagainya. Perkara ini aku percaya akan berlaku juga kepada Universiti-Universiti kita jika semua yuran ditanggung oleh kerajaan.
  • Bagi sebuah negara yang masih menuju status negara maju, maka masih banyak lagi dana-dana kerajaan perlu disalurkan selain pelajaran. Tidak ada gunanya kita melahirkan pelajar universiti yang melimpah ruah tetapi apabila mereka keluar dari Universiti, peluang pekerjaan tidak disediakan kepada mereka. Bagaimana hendak menyediakan peluang pekerjaan yang setimpal dengan kelulusan mereka sedangkan pembangunan kerajaan ‘terhincut-hincut’. Oleh itu aku berpendapat belum masanya lagi kerajaan menyediakan pelajaran percuma kepada para pelajar Universiti kerana pendapatan negara yang sedikit perlu diagihkan kepada banyak perkara, bukan hanya kepada pelajaran sahaja.




Foundation To Build A Nation

27 01 2012

Pre GE13: If The Foundation of BN is Race & Ethnicity… Pakatan Rakyat?

Barisan Nasional is racist! UMNO, MCA, MIC are all racist bigots!!!

I guess that what is normally heard for the past few years. In a way, those kind of statement are due to the member of Barisan Nasional coalition are majority and largely made of race based party. The three main – UMNO to take care of the Malays and Bumiputera; MCA taking care of chinese matters and MIC on indian matters. Is it racist if one to concern of his/her own race?

Before we go any further..what is the definition of racist in the first place? Racist, according to thefreedictionary.com is defined as a person with a prejudiced belief that one race is superior to others.

If someone is concern about his/her own race development and achievement, does it made him/her a racist? I don’t think so, unless the concern or remarks he/she made belittled other race. For example the word “nigger” if it is said to certain people, you will get beaten as nigger is an offensive slang.

So, are most of us in Malaysian really understand the use of the word “racist”? Do most of us use it in a right condition? I let you to think, and perhaps you can share your thoughts here (with the exact wordings, so that I can understand where do you come from).

OK, back to the topic.

Barisan Nasional is a coalition based on few race based party which one of their main objective is to take care the welfare of their own race, without jeopardising the unity of the nation. In another point of view is, each of the party member also has a task to look after their race/ethnic’s concern and development. It is organised in a such a way, and focused. I guess, that’s the Barisan Nasional way of doing things and it is their system.

How about Pakatan Rakyat? What are they made of?

We have DAP, who claimed they are not racist based party, a party for all Malaysians. Recent development and the news they throw in the limelight shows that they are getting members from Malay (in which, I don’t understand the need if really they are not dominantly controlled by a single race). The news they shout out to show they are not racist as one accused them of. But hey, the malays/bumiputeras who joined them are merely members and not leader rank type. If they are, they should be also in the leadership hierarchy. Oh well, we’ll see how they are going about this, especially when the date of GE13 is announced.

We also have Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR), who also claimed they are a party for all Malaysians. Hmm.. okay, another party claimed for all Malaysians. So, two parties for all Malaysians in a single coalition? Hmm.. what are their differences? Can you tell me?

Another giant and important party in Pakatan Rakyat – PAS, which a party known their purpose is for Islam. Since Islam is not limited by a single race, technically, they are also a party for all Malaysians… but can a non-muslim be part of the party? If yes, what happened to all the accusations to UMNO saying working with kafir makes them a kafir too? Can someone explain?

In an overview, Barisan Nasional is made of race based parties, working towards to the unity of all. As for Pakatan Rakyat, they are made of parties for all (with one additional clause – Islamic based), working for all, but each of them having different intrepretations and directions.

Or…

Maybe I am wrong how Pakatan Rakyat is made of and how they work… can someone tell me? I am very much confused!!!

Question on the street: How long the Pakatan Rakyat agree to disagree can last? If they are to rule Malaysia, they need to agree on the foundation. If not, it will chaotic once broken.