Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Supremacists nowhere in top 400

The Malaysian Insider - Falling UM standards sign of NEP failure, says Anwar.

Leaving Anwar Ibrahim aside wakakaka, personally I have nothing against educational affirmative actions for bumiputeras. In fact I support its true objectives and genuinely deserved recipients. But it should be affirmative actions that do not lower schools or universities’ standards.

Good affirmative actions should be, for example, providing to genuinely deserving recipients the best possible teachers/lecturers money can employ, extra tuition, top class facilities, perhaps longer terms in the students’ educational courses, good nutritional food, medical care, health support etc.

Instead, our Education authorities don’t believe in doing the hard yards, namely to raise bumiputera standards to world standards, but want results el pronto, even if the results won’t be substantive and only pseudo-achievements, basically handy ‘statistics’ to push around, like for example, University A has graduated 1,001 bumi medical doctors while University B has graduated 2,999 Malay PhDs ... but to what standards(?) and where any questioning of the program would be shouted at as anti-Malay!

How do they go about achieving such pseudo self-cheating results?

By lowering the standards, of course.

Meanwhile, over at the Centre for Policy Initiatives website, Pak Sako wrote about
Freeing the Malays and Muslims from religious mind control, where he informed us that the current Malay-Muslim leaders sells the importance of racial and religious supremacy to the Malays-Muslims.

He explained: A set of underlying reasons drive these mentalities. Political motives aside, there is a historical fear of disenfranchisement; a concept of entitlement as an exclusive birthright; envy; low self-esteem; a craving for a source of self-pride; a fear of the new or alien; meekness; and narrow-mindedness.

And he mention the irony that: Supremacism is sold as the cure-all. But it only adds to the problem.


He then showed that far important issues like: Closing the gap with South Korea or Singapore at the top of quality-of-life indicators such as the UN Human Development Index is a minor national concern.

And sarcastically mentioned that those Malay-Muslim leaders leaders (presumably from UMNO):
… are prouder to have been ranked by the Pew Forum’s Government Restriction Index alongside Saudi Arabia and Iran as world champions in constricting religious freedoms and other civil rights.

Thus, has it been any wonder that with such self-cheating, no Malaysian university was placed among the top 400 universities listed by The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011 -2012?

Alas, according to above TMI article, Higher Education Ministry deputy secretary general Rohani Abdullah in response to the dismal rankings of our tertiary institutions said the things I don’t want to hear, that today Malaysia’s universities are not as highly ranked as other countries as the nation’s priorities do not match that of ranking agencies. She said that Malaysia was still struggling with providing access to higher education which made it a higher priority.

Pathetic excuse!

In fact Pak Sako stated:
There is no commensurate effort to unleash the Malay mind and encourage the Malay person to seize the day, excel, question, take charge, propose or dissent. Political leaders and the religious bureaucracy do not favour this; an empowered people puts at stake their political influence and economic privilege.

The outcome is a large class of Malays that is averse to thinking, recoils from taking responsibility and content with following instructions. Ennui, the deep weariness and dissatisfaction stemming from mindless satiety and boredom, is a common affliction.

It is to this oppressive vacuity that the non-Malays are portrayed as ‘threats’.

Now, let’s leave aside universities of mighty Japan, emerging giant China, and technologically advanced South Korea, and look at the small red dot south of us otherwise known as Singapore (population 5 million?) and that pimple on China’s bottom, Hong Kong, yes, an island we used to look down upon (population 7 million, where 0.3 of which are Filipino maids wakakaka).

The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2011 -2012 indicates that among the top 100 in the World:

• No 34 is University of Hong Kong
• No 40 is Singapore National University
• No 62 is Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

while at its next 100 top universities (ranking No 101 to 200):

• No 151 is Chinese University of Hong Kong
• No 169 is Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University
• No 193 is City University of Hong Kong

Oh boy, that Chinese ‘pimple’ has 4 universities in the top 200, 2 among the top 100 and another 2 in the next 100, while Singapore has 2, one in each succeeding 100 best. Mana universiti-universiti Malaysia?

Next, there is the QS World University Rankings 2011/2012.

QS had previously published the rankings together with The Times as a joint effort from 2004 to 2009, before they ended their collaboration in 2010. QS retained the original ranking methodology while The Times went on to develop a new one.

The following is the
QS ranking for 2011/2012:

• No 22 is the University of Hong Kong
• No 28 is University of Singapore
• No 37 is Chinese University of Hong Kong
• No 40 is Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
• No 58 is Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University
• No 110 is City University of Hong Kong
• No 177 is Hong Hong’s Polytechnic University

This time Hong Kong has 5 among the top 200, with 3 among the 100 Best, while that red dot has 2 in the top 100.
Mana universiti-universiti Malaysia?

Food for thought – now, who’s supreme?

In the end, Pak Sako proposed a blueprint to:
motivate the Malays to take control of the wheels of their destiny. The immediate implications are for the Malays to free themselves from religious programming and assert their authority from the grassroots upward.

The prospect may be scary. But the old way of being led by the nose is destructive. The Malays should no longer remain as feudalistic subjects of the political and religious elite. The elite owe the Malays that dignity.


  1. If you don't like it you can go back to China.
    Oh...I forgot you are already in Australia. Please stay there. We don't need your type in Tanah Melayu

  2. For education, from above rankings, I would choose Hong Kong, definitely not Malaysia wakakaka

  3. So laughable lor coming from someone who only had a general degree in BM from UM.
    You contributed to UM's low ranking, don't you forget that.

  4. u must take the results from both THE and the other

    party - q- , with a bit of salt. To understand the criteria -

    u need to analyse the basis. Interestingly they factor in the

    multicultural student intake and reputation as a measure.

    This means that if a U has multicultural intake it would get

    positive points. So if a U has students from 30 countries ,

    it would get maximum marks.

    And if upon asking a random man in the street of clapham [in London], if they

    know anything about a u in Singapore- the nus will get good marks. And in

    London only a handful know anything about Malaysia. Hence not much points

    for MU and zero probabbly for U Utara/ U Pahang/ UKM in this area.

    Propeser Kangkung

    If one were to listen to a talk show/interview given by any propeser

    from a local u , it is likely that he will say-

    Gomen is great

    what gomen is doing/ has done is great

    So if one were to give an honest opinion like Bari, he would be

    given a show cause shit to answer!!

    So university dons end up becoming propeser kangkung-

    v flexible in integrity and give answers that the gomen like.

    Take the the/q with a bit of salt

    my neighbour graduated from an university in medicine.

    on his own he studied for the first part of FRCS [Edinburgh] exams.

    Having passed the first part he went to the uk to take the part 2 of the examinations

    And he passed. The passing rate for the examinations from candidates in the uk

    and the world- around 4 per cent. So I asked him would a graduate who

    passed fr oxford or cambridge could easily pass the exams. He answered -negative

    So Cambridge/oxford make no difference. It is only bragging rights at the pub. Hold

    a glass of guiness in one hand - and shout I am from cambridge -no 1 u !!! This

    is only good at the pubs..

    So B-cup
    What's the beef about the acidic comment?

    u -the sis or the ex? just curious.

    so, with glass in hand - cheers!!!!!!

    khong khek khuat

  5. How can the standard of our top universities,such as UM go up when there are race guotas.When you have race quotas,and you don't have enough qualified students to fill that particular quota,the remaining places should have to go to the other races,with deserving qualified students.

    Instead they filled it up with second,third or even fourth tier students of that particular race.So what the politicians sow,they got.A tumbling standard of our once mighty respected UM.

  6. If Malaysian universities were to meet the requirements for Top 100 Universities in any ranking, there would be little Malays in our universities. Entry requirements would bar most Malay students as well as lecturers. That is the problem, even to qualify for top ranking in teaching universities. Such universities would be 'little red and black dots and pimple' in the Malay peninsula.

  7. Koh Boh-lan Hut is a graduate of
    Princeton University Ranked Number 5
    PhD from University of Chicago, Ranked Number 9
    in the Times Education List.

    His performance as Penang Chief Minister was underwhelming. And his current performance as BackDoor UMNO lap-dog Minister is a profound shame.....

    My grandfather always said Character and Integrity is more important than anything else, and I believe him now.

  8. It seems most of the posters here are in awe of graduates from renowned universities. However they miss the most important point, that is, the opportunity to attend those universities due to poverty, lack of funding ect.

    What I mean to say is that given the money, thousands of Malaysians would had enrolled in Princeton University, Harvard,and so on, and not only Koh Boh-lan Hut who happened to come from a rich family.

  9. Interesting account I read of Steve Jobs and his checkered life.

    A B*stard child whose father didn't want to acknowledge him.
    His unmarried mother had to give him away at birth because she couldn't afford to care for him.
    Dropped out from college.

    And brought you the iPad, iPhone and iPod, along the way making Apple the biggest pile of cash of any company in the world.