A system to build vernicular schools needed

Malaysiakini carred a piece of good news 2 days ago about the government approval for 6 new chinese primary schools and relocation of 13 other chinese schools to urban areas.

This is a very piece of good news. Even if this is considered ‘election goodies’, I still think that it is a beneficial move that will alleviate the demand for places in such schools.

Ask anyone staying in urban areas and they will tell you the difficulty of getting a place in a chinese primary school for their children. Unless you stay right next to a Chinese school, chances are you may have to dish out a donation of sort to get a place . Most parents will of course willingly dish out the donation, as the Chinese has always regarded education as something that no parents should be stingy about. Even if they have to pawn thier trousers, they will by hook or by crook get their children into one of these schools.

I sent all my children to Chinese primary schools because I consider the learning of mother tongue as somethng very important. And glad to say all my children have done well, in no small part due to the good foundation that they were given in the Chinese Primary school that I sent them too.

They learned to be  conscientiously hardworking and of course very good in mathematics. It is often said that if you are good in mathematics, you will be good in other subjects because Maths is all about logic, and logic is the foundation of all knowledge.. The system also teaches them to be humble and  courteous. In short, if I were to start my life all over again,  I would not hesitate to send  them to Chinese primary schools again.

These 19 schools (6+13) will help to solve some of the congestion problems in Chinese Schools. A typical Chinese school now is so congested that whatever piece of empty land that the school possesses would have already been used to build classrooms for the schools, so much so most of the playgrounds become so small that it is hardly enough for the  proper use for sports.

While welcoming the approval of these schools to be set up or relocated, I think the government should come up with a long term solution to solve the congestions that many urban parents are facing.

There must be a systematic way to identify the needs to build more new schools, vernicular or otherwise,  especially in new growth areas. After identifying the needs, there should be allocations for land and finances to build schools.

After all, schools produce precious human capital that will one day become the moving force in all fields of the nation.

clhs.jpgmy alma mater has produced thousands and thousands of useful citizens that have contributed much in all fields of humanity not only to Malaysia but the whole world.

Without these precious human capital, a nation cannot expect to excel and uplift the standard of living of the people.

 P.S. Oops. I have almost forgotten to mention about SRJK Damansara. Perhaps this is the time to reopen the school. Whatever politics involved, we should forget it and just open it for the benefits of people staying in Section 17 and surounding areas of Petaling Jaya.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

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  3. yh
    Feb 02, 2008 @ 20:33:49

    srjk damansara? too nice a piece of real estate. the b.s. excuse about traffic congestion to close the school. ask the MCA fellas to look at the congestion, which is worst, at the new school. believe me, srjk damansara sits on a goldmine real esate. PERIOD.


  4. Sharing
    Feb 03, 2008 @ 02:49:17

    A Government should have Transparency, Fairness and Accountability for All!
    Had these been practiced in Education?
    Should Schooling be part of the Town Planning? For a fair distribution of Taxes and Assessment the Government Got?
    Surely not on the mercy of PM or Ministry!!
    Or even because of Parties!!

    NO ONE should be thankful if they have duty to perform!
    Anyone should go after when they have manipulated their Duty for Politics without Fairness for ALL!

    The Transparency, Fairness and accountability of the Government are the Main Check-points!
    NOT because some had got it and That’s all!


  5. monsterball
    Feb 03, 2008 @ 02:58:54

    Yes.It is very good news…but why come so late….after years and years…. nothing?..and announcing this one the eve of election time……what is their ulterior motives?
    Are they not showing their hypocracies at the highest level?
    Why are we feeling so grateful on such things that are logically good for the country?
    It is because …we are so used to be controlled by race and religion dirty politics for 50 years….we seem to not realize…..our very freedom of rights are totally gone.
    And Chinese educations are well known to be best for Malaysians …..if other races want to be smart like the Chinese……so why be grateful to UMNO doing right things…..that is at least 25 years behind time?


  6. monsterball
    Feb 03, 2008 @ 18:13:22

    hahahahaha….Samy No Value is after UMNO on 7 issues….to solve it fast!!
    That will put those corrupted UMNO ministers into a frenzy state of minds….as when Samy’s position is threatened…he will F….everyone upside down……hahahahaha
    Even Mahathir is afraid of him….and we know why……don’t we?
    This also show Samy knows ..his days are numbered…but this old goat wants to hold on to the power…..and you can be sure…Najib…Nazri…Hussein……Pak Lah….Rafidah will come out to support his
    “indispensable” position for the MIC Indians.
    Just look at all the crooks playing the political game to survive…..starting from the master …..TDM.


  7. A true Malaysian
    Feb 03, 2008 @ 18:16:21

    I agree fully with your view. Apart from that, the other reasons that I can think of are :-

    Meritocracy is still being practised in Chinese schools. Just ask around those from national schools, they were being treated not on equal platform. Unlike the Chinese schools, non-Malays are given equal opportunity to excel.

    Chinese schools, so far as I know, do not involve religion in their administration and conducts. Everyone has the same set of rules and regulations which are not religion overtone to comply.

    As far as I am concerned, school is the place where we cultivate our children to face the society at large in future. I do not want my children to feel that they are being treated unfairly. Many parents explain to their young kids that we should accept such unfair treatments because we are kaum “Pendatang” (ie migrant), which I think, is very wrong.


  8. jeff
    Feb 04, 2008 @ 03:15:01

    How can government not allow school to build for Malaysians to learn? it is a no-brainer, it doesn’t matter what language the school use for teaching, so long as it empower the citizens’ knowledges and talents, it should be encouraged instead of preventing it. no wonder we are sliding backward every year globally.


  9. intan
    Feb 04, 2008 @ 19:46:08

    siapa kata ada 6 sjk(c) baru? Kenapa tiada berita dalam akhbar Bahasa Inggeris atau Bahasa Malaysia? Saya diberitahu Ong Ka Ting tidak menjemput wartawan dari akhbar Inggeris dan Bahasa Malaysia ke sidang akhbarnya.


  10. monsterball
    Feb 04, 2008 @ 20:27:42

    What the sh*t is this guy talking in an English blog?


  11. intan
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 10:12:10

    In response to the sh*t monsterball, what i said was why the news about 6 new sjk(c) was not published in English or Bahasa media. Dont be personal,sh*t monsterball!


  12. hsudarren
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 10:49:23

    I welcome comments in all languages. As a multiracial country, we must be ready to accpet all comments and suggestions in all languages as long as I can understand the language and that there is no personal attack against anyone or religion.

    So Intan, you are welcome to post comments in Bahasa.


  13. intan
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 11:05:20

    Thank you, hsudarren. I like your style. Keep up your good work.


  14. A true Malaysian
    Feb 05, 2008 @ 13:36:15

    Kita orang Malaysia selalu melihat isu-isu negara dari segi pandangan kaum. Ini adalah disebabkan over polisi-polisi yang dipraktikkan over kerajaan BN selama ini.

    Oleh yang demikian, adalah baik kita orang Malaysia, tak kira kaum apa pun, mengambil langkah-langkah yang sewajarnya memperbaiki keadaan di negara kita yang satu ini supaya masa depan anak-anak kita akan lebih cerah.

    Masa kini sudah tiba untuk kita tidak lagi melihat masalah-masalah yang kita hadapi dari segi perkauman. Masalah setiap kaum-kaum di negara kita adalah masalah negara, bukan India, Cina, Melayu, Iban, Kadazan, Portugis dan sebagainya.

    Masalah-masalah yang kita hadapi sekarang ini adalah bukti-bukti yang menunjukkan kelemahan kerajaan BN. Sekira mereka tidak insaf lagi, masa hadapan Malaysia akan lebih teruk dari sekarang.

    Harap maaf sekiranya Bahasa Malaysia saya ada kesilapan sana sini…….kerana saya adalah pelajar sekolah Cina selama ini.


  15. jeff
    Feb 08, 2008 @ 04:34:43

    Doc, we need your translation for B.M ,HELP.!!!


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