My years at UPM was an utter waste of time. Yes, I have received brickbats for my opinions.
However, it is good to know of an individual who totally agrees with me.
None other than Malaysia's Education Minister.
Education Minister, Datuk Seri Hishammudin Tun Hussein’s son is doing 'O’ Levels and will be going off to the United Kingdom this coming September to further his studies.Deputy Prime Minister, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s daughter, Nooryana Najwa has been accepted into Georgetown University in Washington DC to read politics and international relations after doing her IB (International Baccalaureate).
Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein and Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak’s children are academically smart. However, it seems like both of them did not sit for SPM.
Before doing her IB, Nooryana had her education in Garden International School. Najib’s son, Norashman Razak had his education there too.
But Garden International School bases its curriculum on the National Curriculum of England. It teaches the English National Curriculum through Key Stages 1 to 4 and Cambridge ‘A’ Level.
Datuk Seri Najib and Datuk Seri Hishamuddin are cousins. Their Fathers were our former Education Ministers. Datuk Seri Najib’s father, Tun Abdul Razak, the second Prime Minister of Malaysia, was the Education Minister in 1955. Datuk Seri Hishamuddin’s father, Tun Hussein Onn, our third Prime Minister, was the education minister in 1969. Fast forward, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak became our Education Minister in 1995-1999.
Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Tun Hussein is our current Education Minister.Well, there goes the saying, ‘like father, like son’ Hishamuddin’s son and Najib’s kids did not follow the Malaysian Education System (so I doubt they sat for UPSR, PMR or SPM) though they come from an ancestry of Education Ministers. Both of their grandfathers were former education ministers, one’s father was the education minister and is now the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia while the other’s father is the current education minister.
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Here we have a saying, you have to eat your own dog food.
I guess Malaysians get to eat the shit and scrap that our political masters throw down at them, while they and their children dine on the best that money can buy.
I guess the Pendidikan Moral, Bahasa Melayu crap they feed your children is not good enough for them.
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My cousin who lives in Singapore took her IB when she could not get herself into the competitive Junior Colleges in Singapore - beside she has rich parents. She has since graduated from the UK (I don't remember which university).