Through the years UMNO Education Ministers had each been a bane to the party’s image, playing political football with the education of our young Malaysians just to promote their personal party standing.
Now, can anyone remember the UMNO Education Minister whose decision to post non-Mandarin qualified headmasters to Chinese vernacular schools led eventually to the draconian Ops Lallang? Can anyone remember that same Education Minister whose proselytizing policy on compulsory weekly doa even for non-Muslim school children led to angry anguished aggrieved non-Muslim parents?
Can’t? Go ring the Hindu temple bells of Kampung Rawa and you may remember, wakakaka.
Obviously that mean mercenary mentality of UMNO Education Ministers hasn’t changed for today’s Higher Education Minister, with Khaled Nordin f*ing around with the PTPTN and consequently severely threatened poor students in their ability to pay to continue studies in UNISEL, just for his own siapa jaguh syiok sendiri.
DPM Muhyiddin who is also Education Minister supported Khaled in withholding the student loans just to indulge in a game of one-upmanship against PKR, but Khairy Jamaluddin spoke out against the ministerial decision, warning that it’s wrong to jeopardize the students educational progress.
Though both Muhyiddin and KJ are both unpopular UMNO-ites, the difference in their policy opinions showed not only the vast gap in their respective mentality, the saga of generation gap where Muhyiddin bloody brutishly believes that punitive action could be sprayed around like a shotgun blast, and damn the collateral damage, and then stupidly wonders why UMNO is losing support among the young, ...
... but also the difference between an Ox-like Education Minister and an Oxford educated bloke.
Thanks to the policies of a succession of UMNO Education Ministers, we have inherited a pathetic educational system that has deprived generations of our youths of their due decent learning. And one of the most unfortunate fallouts of their serial kicking of the educational
system football has
been in convincing Chinese parents not to trust the national stream
schools, leading to further division among our youths
But as they say, there’s a silver lining in every dark cloud - at least those kids sent to vernacular schools have been spared the unmitigated vicious vitriolic venom of some BTN-ized racist headmasters.
And we must not allow Anwar Ibrahim to get away from the PTPTN saga, for wasn’t he the one inciting the students not to pay back their loans? Obviously he hasn’t been satisfied with breaking the police cordon at Dataran Merdeka during the April rally of Bersih 3.0. What law next, Mr Reformasi?
Oh, by the by, wasn't he also an UMNO Education Minister? Hmmm, that explains!
Maybe it's time UMNO relinquishes that ministerial post. That may stop the continuous f*ing of our education system.