Sunday, 1 November 2009

3 Dead Girls in 1 Malaysia

What is this 1 Malaysia camp at Kuala Dipang in Perak? If not for that unfortunate death of the 3 girls, many of us wont know of this camp. How can the Government even consider sending kids as young as that age to camps, to teach about this concept called 1 Malaysia, which until now has not been explained to the people. All I see with this so-called unity concept, is expensive bill boards all over Kuala Lumpur put up Government owned companies calling us to embrace this concept.

While a probe team was formed by the Education Ministry to investigate the broken bridge, but so far I dont see any explanation by the Government of what this camp is about and how can political agendas are taught in our schools?

What is taught in these camps? Why are you teaching kids as young as 11 and 12, concepts which are not even explained to the parents? Please tell us what is 1 Malaysia, when we still have racial and religious discrimination in Malaysia perpetrated by the very Government calling for us to be 1?

If this government insist on having these kind of camps, then the Barisan government has no moral right to demand parents who carry along their kids to peaceful demonstrations, like the recent one against ISA. It is all right to try brain wash young Malaysians with unproven and unexplained concept like 1 Malaysia, but not all right for parents to bring along their kids for peaceful protest?

It is of course always better to place the kids safety first, and people may question the wisdom of bringing kids to a demonstration knowing full well that the water-cannon-happy PDRM will not hesitate to shoot the water cannon at you.

On that logic, if taking kids along demos is not right, then how can taking kids to some boot-camp be right?

This incident at Kuala Dipang, has deepen the suspicion of Malaysians over the quality of Malaysia's education system. Schools are suppose to teach kids of values and principles, not political agendas and unexplained concept with some digit 1 on it.

So many questions, but no 1 clear answer.

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