What we learnt from History

Posted by sazali


History is one of the subjects in Malaysian secondary schools since Independence in 1957.  I took it in 1970-1972.  I scored A1 in LCE Lower Certificate of Euucation (age 15).  But I was stopped from studying this wonderful subject any further .. because I was forced studying sciences at that time.

2)  I like this subject because :

2.1  it is easier compared to Physics and Chemistry in the science laboratories
2.2  full of stories -  the Portuguese, the Dutch, English and Japanese
2.3 sometime, I read a history book under a tree while taking care of my families'  goat
2.4  good to feel the sense of gratitude , gratification and
2.5 many more

3)  What I learnt?

3.1  the Malays could not take care of themselves very well for
they are easily influenced by the other nations.  It is very true ..
I think they are like the grasses beside the highway.  If the wind comes from the east, they easily swayed to the east and if the wind comes from the west, the followed the wind.  They cannot stand still.

3.2 we like to listen to all kinds of stories

3.2.1  stories from Arabia - heaven, hell, obedience to the parents, Kings, rulers, PM prime ministers, benefits of eating dates, habatul saudaaa, olive oil, dobbbb
3.2.2  stories from the Indians  Mathama Ghandi, Jawahalal Nehru
3.2.3  stories from the Chinese  Mao Tse Tong
3.2.4  stories from the Japanese - samurai, Kamamoto
3.2.4  stories from the English  Queen Elizabeth,  Margaret Thatcher, English Premier League, 1966 World Cup with Booby Moore and Golden Banks
and many more.

That is why hindi film was very popular here.

If any Indians were to marry a malay, soon he became a malay ( after embracing Islam)
I think in this world, this country is the easiest to get citizenship.  Not only
it gives its woman , it also gives its citizenship.  Refer to the trend of marriages in Sabah and Serawak currently.

Brilliant! that is why we can see ..a malay look very similar to Amitabh Bachan or Bruce Lee.  NO wonder we start with 'M'  in malay which goes - MULTI DIMENSIONAL, multi skins, multi colors, manipulators.
THis is very different from United Kingdom!

3.3  the leaders like to tell stories

3.3. 1  without their sacrifice, the malays will die
3.3.2  without us getting together as one nation (umat) , we will be destroyed
3.3.3  the importance of UMNO , Barisan Nasional (BN)
 and the country as a whole
3.3.4  how rich our country is -  rubber, tin ore, petroleum and pineapples
3.3.5  the opposition parties cannot rule this country because they rely heavily on the Chinese and the Indians whom they say .. they are non muslims etc etc
3.3.6  after their season is over, say Tun Mahathir, the other rulers after him did not perform as expected
3.3.7  corruption 1MDB - where we are owing RM50 billion from overseas
3.3.8  the malay Kings, the malay rights, constitutions etc etc

3.4 the effect

3.4.1  so many YES man
look at the police force and the teachers.  At times they follow the ministers blindly.  We got many high profile cases involving MOngolia and we are no looker 'good' in maths and sciences.  But don't worry, we got many 'cooked up' stories in 2014 like a dying arab giving donation to our PM in the scale of RM2.6 billion!  yes billion ..  1000 million and surprisingly those amount went straight into the PM personal bank account.

3.4.2  many malays are too dependent on BN for many kinds of things -  scholarship, contract, jobs, business opportunities, trip to Mecca and etc etc

3.4.3  in short some of the people look so stupid

Ok I got to break.  Morning prayer time at 05:45 hours.

Excuse me please.  I am a muslim.

After prayer, I usually take few hours to continue this story.
I lost the momentum.

In a car, if the momentum is lost, it will take a bit extra time to run at the usual speed.  Say 120km/ hr.

So that's life!

3.5  What I think

3.5.1  this country enjoys so many public holidays.
Every year we got more than 20 days holidays -  Eid Mubarak, Chinese New Year,  Deepavali, Merry Chrismas, The King's birthday, Independence Day, 1 Muharram and ..

if a state won the football finals in Malaysia Cup,  then we went holiday again. ( ha..ha..ha..)

if it takes so many hours to gain momentum,
we cannot win many races.

if the students went holidays so many times a month, their mood to study seriously is lost.
The government is wasting so much time and money,
pumping into the children's head -  let us beat the world in Mathematics and Scinences.

The answer?  Impossible.  We are having so many holidays!

3.5.2  we are too afraid  trying any new thing

BN the ruling party is very clever.
It gives the people especially the malays so much luxury.
As a result, the people are too used to all sorts of good life.

HOw?  they provide jobs,  scholarship and business opportunities  to the people.
From reports, we got more than 1.6 million government servant.
More than half are malays.
Some are performing
and some don't.

This is where the danger comes in.

Imagine a fully qualified teacher versus 'non-qualified' teacher.

What is the effect to our children's education?

Imagine an honest policeman versus a corrupted policeman.

Imagine an honest PM against a corrupted PM.

Imagine in a school we have 90% of its staff  from Kelantan and the MOE is forcing the pupils to use 'bahasa baku'.  Do you think , it will work?  The bahasa baku , I mean?

If a school/ polytechnic/ university  contains more locals and they live so near the offices, they come to work with so many habits and costume.   As a result we cannot perform so highly as expected.

* oh the malays have this:

my parents are dying
my neighbor called me for help .. so I go shopping just now at 1000 am
 to help her,
many weddings
some staff went on leave - weddings, death and illnesses

trip to hajj
they marry a bit earlier.  So many babies coming.  More went maternity leave.  Pity the Head Master/ Principal.

3.5.3  now a party called AMANAH

support this please. This is our best chance to  bring down the corrupted ruling party.
We have 3M now -  Mahathir, Mahyudeen, Mukhriz  & the king of Johor (you say?)  [ ha..ha..ha..]


Malaysia is a peaceful country.
No wonder everybody is coming in.  It seems there is no point having Custom & Immigration units at the Malaysian borders .. soon every body can come in.

Last time we got Bosnians
now we get Rohingya and many other nationalities.

O my God.


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