Porcupine's Place

A place for me to pen down my thoughts I guess...

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Like that also tak boleh ah?

After studying my brains out for the last 2 hours...
Okay, maybe not until the state where my brain oozes out... Haha...

I've decided to check out The Star's website
You just couldn't imagine the shock I had!!!

The Cabinet has given the Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (DBP) the power to advise and fine anyone not using the national language correctly on signboards.
On a personal basis, I feel that such a move by the government it totally absurd!

Being Malaysian students, we all know how tough it is to keep up with the syllabus.
No, not WHAT that is being taught but HOW it was being taught.
Initially it was English.. and then Malay.. and then English again..
Why?
"Malaysian students finds it hard to cope up with language overseas"
And so it was altered for the sake of the people.
And then THIS have to happen.

From my point of view, tradition does not move the world. Practicality does.
It is not about OUR identity, it is not about OUR language.
It is about to what extent can we utilise it in order to better our lives.

Without doubt, the lingua france today is none other than English.
A language spoken so widely that even our own foreign workers are well-versed in it.
I have seen 3rd and 4th year University who are unable to express themselves clearly through English.

I'm not trying to make fun of our students or anything...
But the situation is really, really bad...
And as we all know, interviews today are mostly conducted in English.

No wonder our University graduates are unable to land themselves with a job.
And here the Government is worried about how "polluted" our language has become.
Yo people, time to WAKE UP!!!

All in all, I feel that the Government should consider what it takes to move Malaysia forward to worrying over the ubuquity of Manglish.
Macam itu baru steady mah...

8 Comments:

  • At October 25, 2006 9:19 PM , Anonymous kinwai said...

    crap shit no joke! thew very same jerk ong i know is blogging. Din tell me also. Lol. Couldn't agree more wit u dude. It just pains me to see a lot of them uni students are unable to converse let alone express their opinions well in English. Crap shit.... Luckily for me i found the debate club. U've got such a thing in your place? Maybe can see u in royals then if u join.

     
  • At October 25, 2006 9:19 PM , Anonymous kinwai said...

    crap shit no joke! thew very same jerk ong i know is blogging. Din tell me also. Lol. Couldn't agree more wit u dude. It just pains me to see a lot of them uni students are unable to converse let alone express their opinions well in English. Crap shit.... Luckily for me i found the debate club. U've got such a thing in your place? Maybe can see u in royals then if u join.

     
  • At October 25, 2006 9:23 PM , Anonymous kinwai said...

    oh, sorry for the double posting ya. Din know i clicked twice

     
  • At October 28, 2006 8:52 PM , Anonymous ShinD said...

    since when u blog??? ARGH! *HEART ATTACK*

     
  • At November 02, 2006 10:27 AM , Anonymous abruzzi said...

    Spot on!!!!Wanna know why?students are so contented with their own mother tongue till they forget that English language plays a big role in the working world...Then,when they can't land a job,they start complaining to the media...so typical of us,Malaysians....Everybody must give extra effort to master English,instead of being in their own 'comfort zone'!!!!Shut up,and Buck up!!!!

     
  • At November 11, 2006 1:50 PM , Anonymous kinwai said...

    woi.... update le... surely got something to say about exams rite?

     
  • At November 25, 2006 10:10 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    haha...
    sorry sorry...
    will be updating soon

     
  • At December 10, 2006 3:04 PM , Anonymous Lost said...

    Crap la!! Who ask u to care so much bout wat the government do and think.. after all they had already succeeded in makin Malaysia's Students life miserable.. so wat is wrong by makin it worst rite!!

     

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