Wednesday, July 28, 2010

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Remove the politicians from education

By Deborah Loh | 27 July 2010 |  The Nut Graph

VARIOUS concerns about Malaysia’s education system emerged from the The Nut Graph‘s latest forum, Found in Conversation: Creativity and Innovation in Education. But they all centred on a key and not unfamiliar complaint: that education is too politicised.

Whether concerns were about the curriculum, the lack of critical thinking, obsession with scoring As, lack of sex education, or ill-equipped teachers, the forum panelists agreed that Malaysia’s education system is too highly centralised. Teaching and learning is rigidly top-down, from the Education Ministry to teachers, and from teachers to students. Decisions lie with politicians and not with other stakeholders like parents, they said.
“If there was one thing you could do to improve the way children are educated, what would it be?” was the question that kicked off the forum on 25 July 2010 in Kuala Lumpur. The panelists were 3R executive producer and social commentator Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir; educator and Five Arts Centre co-founder Datin Marion D’Cruz; and homeschool practitioner KV Soon. It was moderated by The Nut Graph editor Jacqueline Ann Surin.

Chicken Coming Home to Roost So SOOOON

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Anak sapa ni?
Sapa mak dia? Bapak dia pulak?..thee he he
Sekolah mana?
Bertudung kepala? yg lain tak cover??..thee he he

Betul ke dah bertunang?? Mana tunang?..thee he he
Tunang dah tak tahan ke??..thee he he citarasa pelik-pelik

Tahan bau berak tak basuh 2 hari??


Nama dirahsiakan buat sementara waktu

Apa HEBATnya Mat Nuar Ni? Pening BN.

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from Kes Liwat Anwar Antara Sebab Pelaburan Asing Jatuh di Malaysia

Majoritas rakyat terkejut dengan laporan Bangsa2 Bersatu yang terbaru. Buat pertama kali, kemasukan pelaburan asing ke Malaysia tinggi sedikit dari Timur Leste, Myammar dan Cambodia. Buat pertama kali dalam sejarah, kemasukan pelabur asing lebih tinggi di Filipina dari Malaysia.

Banyak sebab kita boleh sebut, tetapi keadaan kehakiman Malaysia yang tidak diyakini kebebasannya. Kes Liwat 2 Anwar Ibrahim menunjukkan betapa jahanamnya institusi kehakiman dan keadilan di Malaysia.

Bagaimana hakim boleh membiarkan kes Liwat 2 ini berjalan sedangkan sudah ada dua laporan kesihatan yang menafikan Saiful Al KAzzab diliwat? Juga, pihak pendakwaraya membuat pendakwaan yang bersalahan dengan kenyataan Saiful sendiri yakni beliau dipaksa untuk diliwat dan banyak lagi.

Sekirannya sistem kehakiman Malaysia tidak jauh beza dengan kehakiman di Myammar, Cambodia dan Uganda, maka tiada pelabur mahu terus melabur jutaan ringgit di sebuah negara sebegini.

Tidak hairanlah semakin lama semakin banyak pelaburan asing ditarik keluar dari Malaysia. Apabila mahkamah Malaysia tidak jauh bezanya dengan sarang pelacuran, hanya orang yang tidak siuman sahaja yang mahu terus melabur di Malaysia.

Kalau terus UMNO memerintah, maka selepas ini FDI di Malaysia hanya dapat digambar dengan Timor Leste dan Myammar.

Ini kita belum bincang pasal korupsi lagi ni. Tetapi ikutilah atu komen yang saya kutip dari Malaysianinsider:

sreejit · 6 hours ago
If the lower figure indicated "higher quality" investments which brings with it transfer of technology and speed up the country's pace to be a developed nation, isn't it highly probable that the BN government would be spinning the news and squeezing every political point?The fact is, the FDI scene is virtually dead, with no major investments made by MNCs etc in 2009. We are effectively trapped in the "middle income trap".

Mr Sankaran, the foreign investor is a cold fish, he only wants hard returns from his investments - there are no sentimentalism in his choices. He GOES where his money grows. After 52 years of BN rule, everyone knows corruption is rampant and that is a huge cost to doing business. The judiciary is wounded and Mr Sankaran, I am sure you are aware that foreigners prefer arbitration in Singapore than hope for redress in the local courts. Need I mention PKFZ, Sime Darby, Teoh Beng Hock, custodial police deaths, the Perak power grab, the sham trial of Anwar Ibrahim, the rise of Perkasa, all of which happened under your beloved PM's watch? Mr Sankaran, one must give credit to the foreigner for he knows more than you think he knows about our country. Why, he would rather park his cash in Indonesia which is quickly becoming a favourite destination for FDI :).


Tulang Besi the writer of blog

Believe It OR Not?

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Yogi survives 70 years without food and water.

AHMEDABAD, India – An 83-year-old Indian holy man who says he has spent seven decades without food or water has astounded a team of military doctors who studied him during a two-week observation period.

Prahlad Jani spent a fortnight in a hospital in the western India state ofGujarat under constant surveillance from a team of 30 medics equipped with cameras and closed circuit television.

During the period, he neither ate nor drank and did not go to the toilet.

"We still do not know how he survives," neurologist Sudhir Shah told reporters after the end of the experiment. "It is still a mystery what kind of phenomenon this is."

The TALIBAN That We Dont Know

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by Fahad Ansari / Crescent International

No single Islamic movement has generated as much controversy in the times we live in than the Taliban in Afghanistan. From their rise to power in 1996 through their toppling in 2001 and to their recent re-emergence and increasing authority, voices within the Muslim world have differed as to their importance and the level of support which should be afforded to them.

A large part of this confusion is due to the near total ignorance that many have as to who the Taliban are and what they actually stand for. The stereotypical narrative of the movement as propagated by the US government and its allies is that the movement consists of a group of uneducated backward war-mongering mullahs who wish to gain power to impose oppressive rule on the Afghan people.

With the war in Afghanistan having no end in sight and the number of body-bags returning to Washington and London increasing daily, policy makers and political analysts have recently had to revisit such superficial prejudiced views and instead try and understand the true nature and aims of the Taliban.


One of the common misconceptions about the Taliban is that they were only formed as a movement in 1994. In reality, the Taliban were a distinct group who fought alongside other mujahideen groups in the jihad against the Soviet Union. What distinguished them from the other factions was their focus on learning and teaching alongside actual fighting. For them jihad was not just about fighting but also required a strong educational perspective as well as a provision for justice.

Anyone who wished to fight on the Taliban front would have to comply with their strict routine of prayer and study which filled their lives when they were not fighting. Even in the course of the war, the Taliban had set up their own judicial system and settled disputes among ordinary people as well as the other mujahideen.