I am partial to an education system which has the English language as its medium of instruction. That is because I am most comfortable where English is the primary and the common language. While the Malay language is my mother tongue, I mostly use English to run both my private and professional life. For a […]

The Parent Action Group for Education (PAGE) is a group known for its strong support for the teaching of science and mathematics in English in Malaysian public schools (the PPSMI policy). Its chairperson Noor Azimah Abdul Rahim argues the serial improvement seen throughout the years of PPSMI is a proof of success. They argue that […]

And so, after six years of going through the teaching and learning of science and mathematics in English (in Malay, Pengajaran dan Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris; PPSMI) in all primary and secondary public schools, it will come to an end in 2012.[1] As I have expressed earlier, I am of two minds […]

This debate on language is so annoying. So, let us resolve it once and for all. All science and mathematics courses in Malaysia should be taught in Jawi. Let us just screw everybody in the name of nationalism! If Japan could do it without English and the Latin alphabet, we can too! Yes, we can!

I am guilty. I am guilty of grinning when I found out that the Malaysian education system is maintaining English as the medium of instruction for science and mathematics in the primary and secondary levels.[1] I am guilty because despite preferring for the courses to be taught in the language best comprehended by the students, […]