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Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Dr M backs English language

PETALING JAYA: Mastering the English language will not make one less patriotic, said former prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.

“People should accept the fact that English is currently the language of knowledge,” he said.

He said the Internet came with various languages but English was still the main language on websites.

Guest-of-honour: Dr Mahathir launching e-Learning Innovations Tuesday. With him are Open University Malaysia pro-chancellor Tan Sri Azman Hashim (left) and the university’s president/vice-chancellor Prof Emeritus Tan Sri Anuwar Ali.
Dr Mahathir, who initiated the change to use English for teaching Science and Mathematics, said the two subjects should be taught in English as most of the information and research were written in the international language.

“You cannot rely on someone to translate the latest information for you as it changes every minute.

“If you master the language, you can acquire the information by yourself and search for the information that will benefit you,” he said in a talk on Impact of Technology on the Future of Higher Education at a hotel here yesterday.

Separately, in his blog posting on Monday, Dr Mahathir wrote that the Malays had not gained for themselves the 30% target in corporate ownership.

“In the political field, the Malays appear to be in control.

“Most of the high posts, such as PM and MB, are held by the Malays. If these posts are held by the Chinese, then not only will the economy be under Chinese control but the political arena will also be under the Chinese,” he said.

However, he said the Malays were also at fault for not making correct use of the opportunities created for them under the New Economic Policy which had been around for nearly 40 years. the Star, 11 August 2010

Comment: Well Tun! you still do not give up, do you? Why not say it in more plain and straight forward manner like what Karpal Singh used to say on Malaysia being an Islamic country. The current governmnt has already decided on the language issue in schools and now you are trying to persuade people to revert to the old issue. Yes, the people has the power to change policy and now you blatantly want the people to “accept the fact that English is currently the language of knowledge,” Hopefully you are not trying to weaken the government's resolve on PPSMI. As one language expert says, " Sudahlah Tun, Janganlah ungkit-ungkit lagi!Enough is enough!
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Wednesday, 4 August 2010


Mahathir ready to testify in PKFZ trial

KUALA LUMPUR: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is willing to testify in court over the Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) fiasco, if summoned.
“If a person is required to testify in court, he must do it. He cannot say ‘I don’t want’,” he told reporters after launching Yayasan Universiti Teknologi Petronas (Yayasan UTP) at the Petronas office here yesterday.
The PKFZ case had generated huge public interest, especially with former transport minister Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik being charged last week for cheating the government.
However, Dr Mahathir stressed that “a prime minister could not be (held) responsible for the thing that he does not know”.
Dr Mahathir, who was prime minister for 22 years until 2003, said a lot of things happened without the knowledge of the prime minister and the Cabi¬net.
“Yes, the prime minister is always responsible. But there are limits to that responsibility. When he doesn’t know something, you cannot say he’s responsible,” he added. — Bernama, 4 August 2010

Comment: Confession from a former PM regarding a scandal involving millions, especially when he said, "A prime minister could not be (held) responsible for the thing that he does not know." Well said. If all prime ministers know their roles and responsiblities, Malaysia would be an ideal place to live in.After all this is just an alleged cheating case by a former senior minister of a cabinet, led by the then Prime Minister, Dato' Sri Dr. Mahathir Mohamad (now Tun).
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Special Interview Session with Malaysian Personalities, 2007

Special Interview Session with Malaysian Personalities, 2007
With Tan Sri Dol Ramli, Ex-Director General (RTM) at his residence, Bukit Ampang, KL..

Interview Session with Malaysian Personalities, 2007

Interview Session with Malaysian Personalities, 2007
Sharing a light moment with Tun salleh Abbas at his residence in Kuala Lumpur.


Dato' Dr. Firdaus Abdullah chairing the session, with Dr. Sulaiman Masri (extreme right) and Haji Jajuli Abd. Rahman (second from right).