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Friday, 10 July 2009

PPSMI: MENGAPA MESTI TUNGGU TIGA TAHUN LAGI?

Abdullah in favour of reversal to BM


KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is in favour of the Government’s move to revert the teaching of Mathematics and Science to Bahasa Malaysia, saying that there were strong pressures for such a move during his tenure as prime minister.

“There were many groups who had asked that the policy be reviewed. We wanted to implement it first in 2003 until now, and I think that is fair,” the former prime minister told reporters after launching an exhibition of mosques in Germany at the Islamic Arts Museum here yesterday.

He denied that it was a flip-flop decision, saying that it was made after six years of analysis.

“It was not something the Government did suddenly.”

Asked if the policy reversal was meant to uphold the use of Bahasa Malaysia as a national language, he said the previous policy had not achieved the desired results.

“It was actually a failure,” he said, adding that the policy reversal seemed to have received the support of the majority.

Former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has set up a blog poll as an indicator of public sentiments.

Dr Mahathir, who mooted the use of English to teach the two subjects, said he was not surprised that many people were disappointed with the reversal.

“It seems to me like the Government is not listening to the people. Perhaps, a blog poll might enlighten the Government as to the opinions of the people,” he said in his blog www.chedet.co.cc.

The blog’s one-question poll asked readers to click either “Yes” or “No” to the decision to teach Mathematics and Science in Bahasa Malaysia.

As at 7pm yesterday, 74% or the 5,463 respondents chose “No”. They can only vote once.

Dr Mahathir said he would inform the Government of the poll results.(The Star, 10 July 2009)

Komen:
Agak menarik apabila bekas Perdana Menteri, tun Dr. Mahathir Mohammad menyiarkan statistik pendapat umum tentang siapa setuju dan sapa tak setuju kerajaan mengembalikan PPSMI kepada bahasa Melayu. Petunjuk awal jelas menunjukkan ramai yang menyokong PPSMI dikekalkan.

Basalah itu kalau penyokong dan peminat yang baca blog bekas PM itu semuanya menyokong. Biasanya orang yang tidak menyokong Tun taikan baca blog sedemikian. Bagi mereka daripada sakit hati membaca pandangan dan pendapat yang hanya berlandaskan pandangan peribadi, yang belum tentu betul dan tepat lebih baik tak baca langsung. Hati pun tak sakit.

Cuma ada juga keinginan nak tahu berapa jutakah rakyat Malaysia yang mempunyai akses kepada laman web, terutama yang dapat ekses kepada blog bekas PM ini. Mungkin kebanyakan yang mereka memberi jawab "yes" atau "no" itu terdiri daripada rakyat asing sama ada bermastautin di negara ini atau di luar negeri.

Seperkara lagi di sini kita melihat bagaimana taksudnya seseoarang itu terhadap bahasa Inggeris apatah lagi taksubnya seseorang itu terhadap apa sahaja pandangan yang dilontarkan oleh bekas PM kita ini. Sampaikan ada beberapa pemimpin UMNO pun terikut-ikut dengan rentak dan gerak bekas "PM kita" ini.

Katakanlah terdapat dua atau tiga juta penduduk yang mengekses internet, bagaimana pula dengan 22 juta lagi rakyat negeri ini? Jadi kalau bekas PM ini nak laporkan keputusan kajiselidiknya melalui blog demikian, bagaimana pula keputusan "teh silent majority" dan semuanya menentang konsep PPSMI ini sejak awal lagi.

Rakyat kena tanya pelawak Nabil, "Lu fikirlah sendiri!". Kerajaan di bawah kepimpinan baru ini telah berbuat sesuatu yang menurut UNESCO sendiri adalah bertepatan, iaitu mengajar PPSMI dalam bahasa ibunda dan di Malaysia dalam bahasa Melayu (nama bahasa Melayu tercatat dalam Perlembagaan Persekutuan).

Nampaknya tentulah bekas PM kita ini berfikir dalam hati: PM baru ini nampaknya serupa sahaja dengan bekas PM, Pak Lah.

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