Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pribumi or Pakatan anti Chinese education?

MM Online - Muhyiddin: Pakatan may not recognise UEC (extracts):

I don't like the UEC, got that, everyone! 

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 10 ― Pakatan Harapan may not recognise the Chinese community's Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) qualification should it win federal power in the 14th general election, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said.

Muhyiddin said a federal government under Pakatan Harapan's rule would not be able to grant recognition of the UEC qualification if its leading Chinese education body Dong Jiao Zong ― the United Chinese School Committees' Association of Malaysia (Dong Zong) and the Chinese School Teachers’ United Associations of Malaysia (Jiao Zong) ― refuses to change its stance.

While I am NOT surprised that Moody has said so, as very few UMNO or former UMNO ministers would recognize the UEC for fear of backlash from the Heartland and the Malay teaching fraternity, I am puzzled by another matter.

No, it's not about Dong Jiao Zong refusal to change its stance or more likely the UEC syllabus. And why should it when the UEC-SML is recognized as a qualification for entrance into many tertiary educational institutions around the world, including the United Kingdom, the United States, Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia, Canada and many others, proving its acceptable international standard.

It is only in our nation that the UEC is not recognized by the government of Malaysia for entry into public universities, though most private colleges do.

My puzzlement has been about Moody talking on behalf of Pakatan Harapan.

Who the f**k is he in Pakatan?

Isn't he the Pribumi President?

Has he a right to talk about Pakatan Harapan not likely to recognise the UEC qualification should it win federal power in the 14th general election when he is in Pribumi?

Unless of course someone in Pakatan who sucks up to Pribumi has given him the authority to reveal its policy vis-a-vis the UEC, or that Moody thinks he has the overriding powers (like Azmin Ali) to speak out on future Pakatan Harapan policies unilaterally?

By now you should guess Chinese Malaysians have been pissed off with the BN (UMNO, MCA and Gerakan) when the UEC-SML is recognized as a qualification for entrance into many tertiary educational institutions around the world as mentioned above except its own country.

You work out the reason why the Malaysian authority choose to be the exception, and if you have difficulty doing so, just read the case of the Indians and their problems with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC) in regards to their studies at the Crimea State Medical University.

But first, let me re-narrate my Uncle's story. He told me that many years ago an UMNO MP proposed in parliament to control the outflow of non-Malay (mainly Chinese and Indian) students from going overseas to foreign universities because he was alarmed that the non-Malays were still increasing their numbers in professions such as doctors, engineers, etc. And that was in his eyes bad.

His idea of affirmative action was two-prong, promote the Malays and suppress the advance of the nons.

Was that an unusually mean mentality? Read on.

n 2006 an UMNO Minister went to Ukraine to visit the Crimea State Medical University where many Malaysian students were studying there. I believe the government sent Malay students there to study medicine. While there, he was reported to have said (words to the effect) “So many blacks here”.

He was referring to Indian Malaysian students also studying medicine at Crimea University.

Next, before we can say “Aiyoyo, black is beautiful lah”, our MMC issued a de-recognition of the Crimea State Medical University, just barely 4 years after it recognized it.

Furthermore Ministers (then) Samy Vellu and Chua Soi Lek were dragged into the controversial de-recognition.

Malaysiakini reported that: Health Minister Dr Chua Soi Lek cited rape and threat incidents as grounds for the de-recognition but failed to furnish any details ...

Chua said the government will not entertain appeals from CSMU as the university had not bothered to reply MMC’s earlier queries.

The university has since denied all the allegations and provided Malaysiakini copies of a series of correspondence with the MMC since August 2006.

So? Who’s bullsh*tting?

But the MMC couldn't explain why the de-recognition was not across the board. Certain parties’ degrees from the medical university were recognized whilst others (who came latter) weren’t.

Why the cherry picking (selective picking)? 

Yes, what was the difference? Well, many suspected it was just pre and post “So many blacks here”.

Promote & suppress?

pincer attack  of 'promote & suppress'

Anyway, back to the UEC.

According to Dr Kua Kia Siong in his book, Protean Saga: The Chinese Schools of Malaysia, Dr Mahathir as Education Minister must have hated the idea and existence of the UEC so much that when he heard about Dong Jiao Zong's plans and programs for it, he summoned the Chinese educationalists to parliament and told the leaders "... that UEC had better not be held or else ...".

He did not ask for any response and dismissed the Chinese educationalists with a curt ... "That is all."
Could it be that the UEC, meant for Chinese educated students to help them (but on their own educational efforts and merits) get into overseas universities as the local ones have an unfavourable quota for the nons, make him mad?

That was in 1975. Obviously Dong Jiao Zong didn't give two hoots to his nonsensical warning, and correctly so as the 60 independent Chinese high schools in Malaysia (with 23 in East Malaysia) have been funded privately by the Chinese community and philanthropists like the late Lim Lean Teng, who was Han Chiang's long time benefactor.

The UEC has survived for 40 over years, NO thanks to and in spite of Mahathir. And you Chinese want to vote his Pribumi?

But now that Moody has picked the topic up again, we remember vividly how anti-UEC and anti-Dong Jiao Zong Mahathir had been. It seems his anti-Chinese hostility might not have abated as ultra Malay Pribumi is his and Moody's party, but who (Moody) has the bloody arrogant brazen nerve to talk on behalf of Pakatan Harapan.

BTW, what happened to Adenan Satem's promise about the UEC? Cakap ta'serupa bikin?


  1. where u get the idea he speaks on behalf of ph?

    what would be yr advise to chinese in a constituency where umno vs pribumi when the latter is in the same coalition with dap?

    1. there is no coalition between Pribumi and DAP, only a loose understanding

      I will definite advise Chinese voters NOT to vote for ultra Malay Pribumi. Whether they want to vote instead for UMNO or spoil their votes or play mahjong at home, wakakaka, I don't give a shit

    2. So yr ahjibgor's umno isn't ultra Melayu ke!

      The ketuanan freaks r sleeping with the zombie tribe - is that only a loose understanding?


      Behind this sh*t talk:

      'Whether they want to vote instead for UMNO or spoil their votes or play mahjong at home, wakakaka, I don't give a shit'

      isnt it an indirect hint of asking the voters to give the seat to umno?

      1st play fake news provocation, then work with reversed psychological scheming!

      The wordsmith has graduated to be a Pied Piper of Hamelin. Bravo...

    3. u dun give a shit bec u r not a chinese that live under the umno regime, u r no diff with ha that rather givr her vote to mca due to her hatred towards dap. its quite clear u hate all the malays n malays party like what mahathir did to the chinese. i guess the reason u r fine with umno is bec u get use to it, when u get screwed a hundred times, u dun mind the next hundreds, i hope dap dun share yr stance.

  2. "...I don't give a shit..." - KT

    KT, I do not understand why you 'give a shit' to HY when he frequently misses the point of your rather 'cheong-hei' articles.

    1. cheong-hei? wakakaka - in Penang we called that 't'ng k'ooi' or long breath, wakakaka again

    2. oh i forgot to add, hy always missed the point because he was concentrating on how to wallop me, wakakaka, he hates me, you see.

    3. ht the mind reader wakaka, kt reply bec he grasp my question n contention, u need to improve yr comprehension skill.

      miss the point is one ridiculous excuse used by spinner like rpk, dun simply said others miss the point if one cant write in a clear n precise manner.

    4. and hy you couldn't make your comments easily comprehensible, wakakaka

    5. diff is i dun claim others missing the point, i always seek for clarification n rephrase my statement if necessary. but i admit most of the time i just wanna be sarcastic.

  3. I personally am not convinced that the Chinese Independent Schools are good for national integration.
    That the Chinese Independent Schools will remain fully privately funded is inescapable.

    However, recognition of the UEC Certificate should be based on academic merits, and nothing else.

    We are in the year 2017, in a globalised world where every country has to compete in the international economy.

    The race-based rules created 50 years ago in an insular, commodity economy will not help the country survive or prosper in this global economy.

    Nobody owes Malaysia a living.
    Nobody owes the Malays a living.