At last the Government made the right decision to revoke PPSMI and took necessary steps to strengthen the teaching of English in schools. Yes it’s important that our students must be able to speak and write good English to face future challenges but not at the expense of Bahasa Malaysia and rural students. Research has been made on this issue by reputable professors and the result was very clear on the failure of the system.
Dr Mahathir as usual is making noises now that his policy has been reversed but he must realized that six years has been given to full fill his failed dreams. Yes he is forward looking in ideas and thinking but then not all his ideas are practical and successful. He made many major successes during his administration but at the same time quite a few blunders. It’s ok to give opinion and recommendations but let the current leaders decide what is best for the people.
Personally I have studied locally and abroad as well as in Sekolah Melayu and English School. Mark my word the reversal of PPSMI will not cause the downfall of Malaysia in facing global challenges. The down fall will be caused by our attitude to learning and sustaining our good values which is dissipating faster then we realized. The craze for power beyond the good of people and nation will be another factor that will kill Malaysia.