MALAYSIAN/ASEAN/APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST HITS OUT AT SHORT AND RACIST THINKING AT USAGE OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY!

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Truth 1:

“And we fully support and agree with our premier, Najib Tun Razak, who delivered a keynote speech that all races in the country especially the younger generation should be fluent in Bahasa Malaysia!

Truth 2:

And certainly it is our language of unity!”

Truth 3:

“But what upsets us is when ultra-groups emerge from time to time from comatose and call for “national language audit” or at the same breathe make racists threats and demands on local and foreign companies, and create an impression that the national policies are being circumvented when the reverse is the truth!”

Final Truth:

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The challenge for Malaysian unity and our nation’s future is coming not from the non usage of the language but from the racial and religious attacks on peace loving and law abiding Malaysians from individuals and groups who have parachuted into the country from countries of a single race and religion!

Now with their ideologies and alien theology of racial and religious supremacy being propagated is undermining what our founding fathers have worked so hard for our independence from England!

These new arrivals are also threatening our federal constitution!

MALAYSIAN/ASEAN/APEC LEAD CONSUMERIST HITS OUT AT SHORT AND RACIST THINKING AT USAGE OF ENGLISH PROFICIENCY!

I am certain that like me all Malaysians fully agree and support our National Language!

And we fully support and agree with our premier who delivered a keynote speech that all races in the country especially the younger generation should be fluent in Bahasa Malaysia!

And certainly it is our language of unity!

We have no beef there!

In fact from my generation who left secondary school in the early 70s – we are really grateful of our strength in both languages!

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And we are also happy to note that while saying so, our premier also acknowledged the importance of the English language, as important for the country to be competitive on the world stage!

I am certain my generation are also very happy to have housing areas, shopping malls and streets with names that have local elements and avoid using names with Western connotations.
No beef there either!

But what upsets us is when ultra-groups emerge from time to time from comatose and call for “national language audit” or at the same breathe make racists threats and demands on local and foreign companies, and create an impression that the national policies are being circumvented when the reverse is the truth!

It may be an obsession with some politicians to play such game of thrones and fire prior to national elections, to show they are not political dinosaurs, without realizing that this is 2017 not pre 1969?

The challenge for Malaysian unity and our nation’s future is coming not from the non usage of the language but from the racial and religious attacks on peace loving and law abiding Malaysians from individuals and groups who have parachuted into the country from countries of a single race and religion!

Now with their ideologies and alien theology of racial and religious supremacy being propagated is undermining what our founding fathers have worked so hard for our independence from England!

These new arrivals are also threatening our federal constitution!

Has anyone today challenged or ridiculed the Malay language,
as the national language, the language of knowledge, administration, trade, and law in the country and as our beloved Prime Minister said the language of unity?

Certainly not!

We love our national language!

If so why the resolution at this meet and what are the real political motivations behind those flogging what to us analyst is a “dead horse” and an “non-issue!”

Now having established that what is wrong in having proficiency in English?

Those double faced politicians who are always at war footing on English are also the rascals whose children are in international schools both here and abroad!

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And certainly Yes – Rais Yatim is playing politics!

I will repeat the arguments for English ad naseum.

Our leaders from time immemorial know the truth.

The reality on the ground and present setbacks on the command of the English language at our diplomatic services, public and private sector, or news readers, the airlines even when reading from a prepared script speaks for itself!

Unfortunately many are misled by such “Rais Yatim” rhetoric.
Many believe that they can get by without English or another language of economic value.

And remember those languages are not Tamil or Arabic.

Tamil or Arabic are learnt for their cultural or religious value.

Do you not agree that those without English language proficiency are not able to access information, knowledge and contacts?

Do you not agree that those without English Language proficiency will in a globalized world have difficulty finding employment in the public, private sector or abroad.

English is the global language.

Now let us look at examples of our neighbors on the same matter!

Indonesia pursues English language proficiency intensely.

India and Pakistan maintain English language as the language of instruction in their elite schools and their universities.

And certainly accurate to say that Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore – countries that have made the greatest progress in education and economic development in the last 30 years pursue English as a second language.

Now let us look at Malaysia!

Are we denying that we have more than 100 international schools in the country.

There are no restrictions on Malaysians with the means to send their children to these schools, which includes politicians with the likes of Rais Yatim!

Many government boarding schools emphasize English Language learning and use.

Let us now move beyond ASEAN!

Do you know that France and Japan have the fastest translation agencies in the world? Major works are translated in the French and Japanese languages within a few days of publication.

In addition most Japanese and French engineers and scientists can read and understand English even if they do not speak it fluently.

Israel pursued Hebrew as their national language but reverted to a bilingual policy many years ago. Israel is only next to the US in having the second largest number of research scientists in the world.

All of the African countries have reverted to English and French as their language of science and education.

In the short term, China sent thousands of students abroad to study in the top universities of the world.

In 2017, China has the largest number of students in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia.

Then China looking at India said we must have 300 million Chinese who have English language proficiency.
English began to be taught as a second language in Chinese schools.

Today China has achieved that target making China and India the countries with the largest number of English speakers in the world.

Japan and French are often used as examples of countries that have succeeded, scientifically ,industrially and commercially with their own languages.

Now we should decide where we want to be in the scale of things!

Do we want to be with the best in the world or be the source of cheap labor for manufacturing endeavors from US and others based companies, construction, agriculture, plantation, and services by using foreign workers which brings no value add to us except for political crooks, and politically connected manpower agents in and out of the country and corrupt Human Resources department of these companies seeking foreign workers?

Got my drift?

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