It seems Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua Campaign is not a play or rethorics afterall. It has reached the attention of our DPM, our government, main stream media (like here and here ), alternative media, Malaysian Bar (?), coverage from our neighbouring country, blogs (like here, here, here and here..well, needless to say, the campaign started in blogosphere. What to be suprised of..haha) and even facebook!
Of course, this proposal made by Demi Negara Community (“For the Nation” Community) has been widely debated and discussed from various points of view. Some even call it a racist idea, and even political idea. The blog where the proposal started is a non-political blogger for what I have read and believed, he has bashed both sides of Barisan and Pakatan. If he is one of UMNO, should he have been criticised and banned by UMNO for his critical posts and comments, especially during Tun Pak Lah’s premiership (like how some UMNO members criticized Tun Dr Mahathir for his critics in his blog)?
Of course, being part of one who supported this idea (based on the reasons I have stated here), I have followed interesting comments and thoughts of Malaysians who agreed, opposed and interesting from those agreed with terms and conditions (consider not 100% agreed). For most, points taken from political thoughts and experience views. Most opinions given from the point of adults, who think like adults, talk about the system and the kids, but do we really set good examples for the kids?
The reason I posed that question is in regards on how we expressed our thoughts and ideas in regards with their future. Some made good arguments which can lead towards good discussion and the betterment of Malaysian intergration and some do not. I guess some of us do not realise that someday, our kids will read what we write, and this would somehow set an example to them. Be it good or not, it depends how the kids grow. Ponder this for a moment:
This was forwarded thorugh e-mail to me, and I find it rather logic, considering some views and comments that given based on experience.
I wonder who instill hatred among racial lines if it were not for some of us. Who would instill racist views, if it not for some of us as the adults?
Please do note that I do not specifically mention parents, as I believe, the surrouding factors also include adults – teachers, parents’ friends, community, etc. Also not to mentioned their own friends under the influence of other factors.
We play a role in our children development, and thus, by our views, thoughts and actions will influence our children’s development. We influence their growth and psychology.
If we are to inculcate Bangsa Malaysia, instead of Bangsa Melayu, Bangsa Cina, Bangsa India, Bangsa Iban, Bangsa Kadazan, etc, we ought to have a basis of One Bangsa Malaysia which can contribute as united Malaysians. First place would be our school system, as 6 years of of their lives before reaching their puberty will be spent in school. They will mingle around as one as they could and should.
And the way I see it, Satu Sekolah does not abolish 100% of usage of other languages, such as mandarin and tamil. It proposed the languages will still be taught, but not as primary medium of communication in school education. The primary language will be our national language – Bahasa Malaysia. Why should one be worried on language? Why should the main medium of transfering language should be an issue when we already have NATIONAL LANGUAGE to use? Are not we should be able to communicate in National Language well, as one of criteria to be a good Malaysian? Should not we use one common language to unite all Malaysians?
I supported this campaign in view of thinking of our children’s development to have a better and stronger foundation of Malaysia. They should be able to mingle and learn in one school at young age. Have not you’ve seen how Americans potrait it through their films to inculcate unity among skin colours – Remember The Titans, Friday Night Lights, and Glory Road for examples. What are the background of the stories? Racial disunity among American and school, ain’t it?
Malaysians love to watch movies, and some loves to take USA as example (remember when Obama is appointed as President, how many raise issue of how matured are the Americans were?), but some failed to see how and what to is the basis of such foundation.
Please do consider the development of our children and their psychology build up if we are to shout Bangsa Malaysia, One Malaysia, Negara Islam and Malaysian Malaysia. They are future leaders, and if we fail to develop a common ground, a strong base, they will continue what we are doing right now.
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Question by OnDaStreet: Why resist when one effort that can lead towards unity and harmony being voiced and proposed? One Malaysia, Negara Islam, and Malaysian Malaysia are the ideologies played on uniting Malaysians (only with different sets of ideology).. Is not Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua is a tool towards unity?