Sunday, June 05, 2005

PREMIER SCHOOLS?

Been gasping for air the last few days... sooo busy...

I recall Dr. Bakri Musa once saying that he is very fed up with the pontifications of the Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi.

In his latest sermon, Badawi says that the government intends to consolidate national schools into premier schools.

(By the way, I am a product of the national school system: Sultan Abdul Halim Primary School (1965-1970) and Sultan Abdul Hamid College (1971-1978) in Alor Star, Kedah.)

Here I am, still reeling from that 'smart school' rubbish, and he lobs another hot potato at my face.

Just what creature is this 'premier' school?

And, 'consolidation' he is talking about?

He preaches...

'The government's aspiration should be given undivided support by all the people'.

Asking for undivided support eh, when his men are doing such a rotten job with the national schools?

Can appord ah?

'It is also in this spirit that the government always holds steadfast to the social contract among the various communities in Malaysia'.

Oooh, I get ill with just hearing this term 'social contract'.

And proudly, he continues...

'The country was always prepared to face competition and challenges and was bold enough to take measures to step up resilience and competitiveness'.

Huh?

Hasn't he witnessed that dying horse Proton, staggering and sputtering in front of his face before?

On the dreadful police: 'The Royal Commission to enhance the operations and management of the police force reflects the commitment of the government in this matter'.

And similarly on corruption fighting: 'The setting up of the Malaysian Integrity Institute and the National Integrity Plan indicated the government's commitment'.

Ok Boss, I agree lah...

If only commitment alone can discipline the police thugs and weed out deep-rooted corruption, monkeys could rule the world.

Finally, coming from a religious man, a most dishonest statement...

'There should be no exploitation and discrimination in the name of religion or race, anywhere at all'.

Wahlaaaaa, I dei my receding forehead man... profusely...


Excerpts...

Govt To Consolidate National Schools Into Premier Schools, Says PM

KUALA LUMPUR, June 4 (Bernama) -- Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said Saturday the government will continue to consolidate national schools into premier schools that enjoy the support and trust of the people.

He said the government desired to see national schools become the preferred choice of the people and to play a major role in fostering national solidarity.

"National schools belong to all groups; the government's aspiration should be given undivided support by all the people," Abdullah said in his speech at the investiture ceremony at the Istana Negara here in conjunction with the 62nd birthday of the Yang di-Pertuan Agong.

"It is also in this spirit that the government always holds steadfast to the social contract among the various communities in Malaysia.

"There should be no exploitation and discrimination in the name of religion or race, anywhere at all," he said.

On the economy, the prime minister said the country was always prepared to face competition and challenges and was bold enough to take measures to step up resilience and competitiveness.

"The Royal Commission to enhance the operations and management of the police force reflects the commitment of the government in this matter," he said.

On the efforts to curb and eliminate corruption, Abdullah said the setting up of the Malaysian Integrity Institute and the National Integrity Plan indicated the government's commitment.