Sunday, February 11, 2007

Zainah Anwar replies

Zainah Anwar replies to the Minister of Higher Education in this NST article.

She says "Don't curb students' enthusiasm" and I agree when she says that this is not a a new problem.

When I was studying in the US in the 1970s and 1980s, there were "kampung Melayus" sprouting on campuses in several universities in the Midwest. Friends complained of surveillance, peer pressure and anonymous letters slipped under their doors or sent home to the Public Service Department by fellow students if they were seen to be too close to too many Americans.

What do you expect when kids are raised up in a "Budaya Suap" or spoon fed education system, which is so exam based. Creativity and individualism is killed off at an early stage and speaking up is not tolerated. Is it any wonder they are shy?

And I can say for a fact this is not only in the UK. It happens in Malaysian universities too.

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