View Full Version : Pemuda UMNO want all SJKC to be closed down?
14-11-2002, 05:50 PM
In urging for stern action on detractors of the "Teaching of
Maths and Science in English" policy, Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO
Malaysia Education Bureau chief, Dr Adham Baba, wants
all National Type Chinese Primary Schools (SJKC) to be closed
Is Pemuda UMNO serious? How about SJKT?
Read the Pemuda UMNO statement in its official website.
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PEMUDA UMNO OFFICIAL WEBSITE
13 Nov 2002
<font size="+1">Prejudis Melampau Cauvinis Pendidikan Cina,
Kerajaan Digesa Tutup Semua SJKC</font>
Kuala Lumpur -- Kerajaan diminta bertindak tegas kali ini
termasuk menutup semua Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina
(SJKC) dan mewujudkan satu jenis sekolah aliran sahaja
setelah dua pertubuhan berpengaruh dalam pendidikan Cina
iaitu Persekutuan Persatuan-Persatuan Lembaga Pengurus
Sekolah Cina Malaysia (Dong Zong) dan Gabungan
Persatuan Guru-Guru Sekolah Cina Malaysia (Jiao Zong)
sekali lagi cuba bermain api dengan menuduh pelaksanaan
pengajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris sebagai
satu “nahas” yang bersifat menghapuskan identiti sekolah
Pengerusi Biro Pendidikan, Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO
Malaysia, Dr Adham Baba berkata penutupan semua
SJKC ini wajar memandangkan sikap prejudis berterusan
kedua-dua pertubuhan terbabit terhadap apa jua rancangan
pendidikan yang ingin dilakukan kerajaaan.
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15-11-2002, 06:28 AM
November 14 , 2002 22:01PM
<FONT SIZE="+1">UMNO Youth Alarmed Over "Chauvinistic" Attitude Of Dong Zong</FONT>
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 14 (Bernama) -- Umno Youth Thursday expressed alarm over the "chauvinistic and opportunistic" attitude of some Chinese teachers and members of Chinese school managements in the Jiao Zong and Dong Zong associations respectively.
They were sowing the seeds of disunity, which could threaten public order and national security in the future, its Information Chief Azimi Daim said in a statement.
He said firm action ought to be taken against certain people in the two organisations in view of their insolent attitude and action in inciting the Chinese community over the issue of English.
These same people also incited the Chinese community over the National Type Chinese School in Damansara, he said.
"Umno Youth respects the sentiments and sensitivities of the Chinese community to retain their culture. This is clear and the government has been encouraging the preservation of cultures of the various races which lent colour to Malaysia's unique status," he said.
15-11-2002, 10:56 PM
The writer below forgets that Malaysia is the only country where
one minority community bears the heaviest burden having to
sweat and earn enough to put food in the mouth of the majority
community, hence allowing people like him to play the hero --
which unfortunately (for him) he isn't because there are more
sensible people from his community who would be elected in the
coming general elections. Go Keadilan!! The future is yours!!
Prejudis Melampau Cauvinis Pendidikan Cina, Kerajaan Digesa Tutup Semua SJKC
13 Nov 2002
Kuala Lumpur -- Kerajaan diminta bertindak tegas kali ini termasuk menutup
semua Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Cina (SJKC) dan mewujudkan satu jenis sekolah
aliran sahaja setelah dua pertubuhan berpengaruh dalam pendidikan Cina iaitu
Persekutuan Persatuan-Persatuan Lembaga Pengurus Sekolah Cina Malaysia (Dong
Zong) dan Gabungan Persatuan Guru-Guru Sekolah Cina Malaysia (Jiao Zong)
sekali lagi cuba bermain api dengan menuduh pelaksanaan pengajaran Sains dan
Matematik dalam bahasa Inggeris sebagai satu "nahas" yang bersifat
menghapuskan identiti sekolah tersebut.
Pengerusi Biro Pendidikan, Pergerakan Pemuda UMNO Malaysia, Dr Adham Baba
berkata penutupan semua SJKC ini wajar memandangkan sikap prejudis berterusan
kedua-dua pertubuhan terbabit terhadap apa jua rancangan pendidikan yang
ingin dilakukan kerajaaan.
Menurutnya, tuduhan terbaru mereka yang menganggap pelaksanaan pengajaran
bahasa Inggeris itu sebagai nahas jelas satu prasangka jahat yang berbaur
hasutan kepada masyarakat Cina.
"Sikap pertubuhan Dong Zong dan Jiao Zong yang membuat penentangan keras ini
merupakan satu barah dalam kemajuan pendidikan negara. Barah adalah satu
penyakit yang sukar untuk diubati melainkan membuangkannya dari terus memberi
jangkitan kepada anggota badan lain.
"Kita tidak perlu pandangan mereka berkaitan pendemokrasian pendidikan.
Mereka pun tidak layak bercakap soal hak rakyat kerana sudah menjadi prinsip
kerajaan selama ini yang sentiasa menjadikan bidang pendidikan sebagai satu
keutamaan untuk semua rakyat", katanya ketika dihubungi laman webPemuda di
sini hari ini.
Dr Adham terus mengingatkan kepada kedua-dua pertubuhan terbabit agar tidak
memaksa pihak-pihak tertentu membangkitkan soal kebebasan yang diberikan
dalam mewujudkan SJKC ini.
"Mereka perlu sedar dalam dunia ini hanya Malaysia sahaja yang ada SJKC.
Jangan sampai kita ungkit dan perbesarkan perkara itu.
"Rakyat negara ini secara keseluruhannya tentu kecewa dengan tindakan
pertubuhan Cina terbabit yang tidak habis-habis menuntut pelbagai syarat dan
sekiranya syarat itu tidak dipenuhi, mereka seolah-olah bebas membuat tuduhan
yang melampau", katanya.
Tambahnya, mereka seperti mengambil kesempatan atas tolak ansur orang Melayu
khususnya UMNO selama ini.
"Mereka mungkin lupa, tolak ansur kita ada batasannya. Kita harap mereka
tidak cuba-cuba untuk menguji kita kerana kita tahu perkara-perkara sensitif
seperti ini bakal mengundang bencana", tegasnya.
Beliau turut mempertikaikan peranan sebenar yang dimainkan oleh kelima-lima
parti komponen Cina dalam Barisan Nasional dalam usaha mencapai persetujuan
dalam pelaksanaan pengajaran bahasa Inggeris itu.
Penentangan secara keras dan terbuka dua pertubuhan berpengaruh dalam
pendidikan Cina ini, katanya, menimbulkan persoalan besar sama ada MCA,
Gerakan, SUPP, SAPPP dan LDP serius untuk mencari jalan penyelesaian.
"Kita tidak yakin dengan apa yang dilakukan oleh mereka setelah kita memberi
ruang dan masa secukupnya tetapi pada akhirnya penentangan seumpama ini masih
lagi wujud. Apakah mereka bermain sandiwara atau tidak bertindak turun ke
akar umbi memberi penerangan sejelasnyanya berkaitan dengan pelaksanan
pengajaran bahasa Inggeris itu.
"Ini mungkin juga satu taktik halus mereka dengan agenda tertentu kerana di
saat kita memerlukan bantuan, mereka seolah-olah tidak ikhlas untuk
16-11-2002, 06:39 AM
5:28pm Fri Nov 15th, 2002
<FONT SIZE="+1">Police report lodged against Umno leader's 'Close Chinese schools' remark</FONT>
Beh Lih Yi
DAP Youth lodged a police report today against an Umno leader for his
'seditious' call on the government to close all Chinese schools in the
The report was lodged by the youth wing's acting national secretary Loke
Siew Fook at the Sea Park police station in Petaling Jaya.
Speaking to reporters later, he said Umno Youth education bureau chief Dr
Adham Baba should not question the right of Malaysians to vernacular
education which is stipulated in the Federal Constitution.
Loke cited a court case in 1971 where Malay daily Utusan Melayu was found
guilty of sedition for carrying a report headlined 'Abolish Chinese and
Tamil schools in the country'.
He said in view of this, the Umno leader's statement had also violated the
Adham's controversial remark was published in the wing's <a href="http://126.96.36.199/servlets/sfs?s=BTyszjhHzFjhJDP1&t=onStory&i=1011859791725&b=1011859791725&c=Default&l=0&ParentID=1013103095422&sort=Price&StoryID=1037120984482"target="new">official website</a>
under the heading 'Prejudis melampau cauvinis pendidikan cina, kerajaaan
digesa tutup semua SJKC' (Chinese education chauvinists's extreme prejudice,
government urged to close Chinese schools).
Adham was quoted as saying that the closure of all Chinese schools was
necessary because the two movements were always prejudiced against any
education policy proposed by the government.
"Maybe they have forgotten, our tolerance has a limit. We hope they don't
stir us up because we know this kind of sensitive issues would tempt
disaster," he warned.
Apart from being seditious, Loke said the Umno leader's statement was also
"racist" in nature.
"Dong Jiao Zong has every right to voice their opposition to the teaching of
Science and Mathematics in English as it is an education issue.
"After 45 years of independence, we are marching towards a Malaysian nation.
But this kind of remark with a racist tone makes us feel uneasy," he said.
The DAP leader urged the police and the attorney-general's chambers to
investigate and charge Adham under the Sedition Act for questioning a
constitutional right and threatening racial harmony.
He also called on Umno Youth chief Hishamuddin Hussein to retract the
article from the website and publicly aplogise on behalf of the wing.
16-11-2002, 06:16 PM
Below are my comments, written just a few minutes ago, to a posting by David
Wong and some other listers from Dapsarawak about the English switch garbage.
Indeed, a very good article -- everyone having very good points. Some
1. Those Umno leaders who suggested the stupid idea are not nationalists, for
nationalists by definition love their nation. They ACT like nationalists in
order to dupe the Malay masses. Have you noticed how they pretend that all
the other communities, including their own, have agreed to their idea? The
fact is that some of the brightest Malay educationists have objected to the
idea of introducing English for maths and science at that tender age as well.
Of course these Malays are not from Umno, though there must be many in Umno
who also disagree but dare not openly say so. Further, nationalists are not
people who would take baskets of cash overseas or use their ill-gotten gains
to buy foreign real estate or send their children away for secondary
education (what a commentary of their own poorly conceived local school
system!). They would have used all their money helping the rural poor. Many
people wouldn't believe how poor a lot of rural Malays are. A number of
times I've received mail telling me not only about lack of electricity but
also running water. This situation becomes really unbearable during festive
seasons like Hari Raya, when guests and/or family members from the towns
2. Besides playing to the gallery, these instant "heroes" (they think they
are, but their people KNOW they're imposters) apparently couldn't care less
if the country again churn up another lost generation -- a generation who've
mastered neither English nor maths and science. Politics first and to hell
with the consequences.
3. These people also KNOW they will never be able to defend their actions
with logic. That is why they threaten to use the sedition act, the ISA, or
even close down all the Chinese schools. In behaving thus they've also shown
the younger generation another bad example. Just imagine: during a school
debate the loser threatens to hit the winner and perhaps wait for him/her
outside afterschool. This is what the so-called educationists/heroes are
telling the young: if you cannot provide good reasons to back up your
arguments, simply use your fist.
4. And that is why all the talk about preparing for globalization is
bull****. To produce good students you need a good education system, not a
hastily made-up one. You need to see what others are doing, and you need
inputs from all educationists, domestic and international, before you
finalize your plan, not to say implementing it. You also need to show the
younger generation that you respect alternate views, not telling them that if
someone disagree with you, you'll lock them up, etc. In order to compete
with the rest of the world you need an atmosphere that fosters brainstorming,
that elicits dialogic argumentations, not monologic discourse. A government
that says "do whatever I say and never ever dare contradict me" is a
government that wants its workforce to behave like sheep, not intelligent,
innovative, personnel. That is why, though Malaysia is blessed with natural
resources, has less mouths to feed, and inherited a superior administrative
system (thanks to the bad, bad, British!), it has managed to fall behind
countries like South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, and pretty soon even poor,
impoverished, China! What a disgrace! And these "leaders" are so
thick-skinned that they still go prancing about, boasting how they've
"developed" the nation, not recognizing that the nation has developed, for
what it's worth, DESPITE of them, not BECAUSE of them. When people do not
know shame, all is lost, for then they've no incentive to change their
17-11-2002, 02:31 PM
The line of argument is simple even for idiots.
Dong Jiao Zong is a subset of of Malaysian Chinese community,
which is a subset of Bangsa Malaysia.
SJKC is yet a subset of the Malaysian legacy sanctioned by the
Federal Constitution, a sacred contract for all Malaysian citizenry.
If Pemuda UMNO has problems with Dong Jiao Zong, then deal
with the target directly by all means. ISA, Sedition Act, stipping of
citizenship. Whatever. Just do it.
But to close down SJKC is an evil attempt to have a chapter torn
from the Malaysian legacy built over 40 years, when most of
these angry youths are running wild using diapers to cover the
The difference is, today, they use diapers to hold their brains.
20-11-2002, 06:09 AM
7:09pm Tue Nov 19th, 2002
<FONT SIZE="+1">MCA Youth wants Adham's 'offensive' statement retracted</FONT>
MCA Youth has urged Umno Youth education bureau chief Dr Adham Baba to
retract his controversial statement calling the government to abolish all
national-type Chinese primary schools.
His counterpart in MCA Youth, Dr Wee Ka Siong, told the press today that in
a meeting yesterday, the MCA Youth education bureau had agreed unanimously
to protest against the statement.
In the protest letter sent to Adham and made available to the press, MCA
Youth stressed that the position of Chinese schools in Malaysia, which is
entrenched in the Federal Constitution and Education Act 1996, should not be
"We regret your stand in this matter and opine that your statement had
offended the Chinese community in this country," MCA Youth stated.
"We want to stress that Chinese national-type primary schools are part of
the social contract which was agreed upon and practised for more than 40
The same letter also urged Adham to retract his statement and explain his
position on the matter.
...Initially reported to be unrepentant, Adham was however quoted in China
Press yesterday as saying it was his personal opinion and he had no
intention to urge the government to close down all the Chinese schools.
"We request Dr Adham Baba to retract his statement. If he had never intended
to make the statement, what is wrong with retracting it?" Wee asked.
Meanwhile, Adham has maintained that he had not made any racist remarks. In
a statement today, he expressed his willingness to cooperate with the
authorities if he had violated any laws.
When contacted later, he refused to say whether he would retract his
statement as requested by MCA Youth.
He merely said he would explain his position to MCA Youth when they meet to
discuss the matter on Nov 26.
21-11-2002, 07:36 AM
November 20 , 2002 09:18AM
<FONT SIZE="+1">My Statement In UMNO Youth Website Misinterpreted
- Dr Adham</FONT>
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Umno Youth Education Bureau Head Dr Adham Baba said Tuesday the police reports lodged against him by several groups stemmed from a misinterpretation of his statement in the Umno Youth website.
He said it was based on his statement that the government should take stern action against Chinese, Tamil or religious schools that opposed government policies.
He said the implementation of the policy to teach Science and Mathematics in English must be understood as a means to acquire knwoledge to face the more challenging times ahead.
It should not be viewed as an issue to abolish the identity of Chinese schools in this country, he said.
"The government must be firm in handling any group which opposed this policy because racial unity is of paramount importance to avert ugly incidents in the country," he said in a statement Tuesday.
26-11-2002, 07:04 AM
7:29pm Mon Nov 25th, 2002
<FONT SIZE="+1">Umno Youth leader apologises
for 'close Chinese schools' remark</FONT>
Beh Lih Yi
Umno Youth education bureau chief Dr Adham Baba today apologised for his
controversial call on the government to close all Chinese schools in the
"I regret and I apologise for it, for whatever had happened," he told
reporters after chairing a two-hour BN Youth education bureau committee
meeting in Kuala Lumpur.
He added that he regretted the "confusion" arising from his remarks which
were posted on the Umno Youth's website two weeks ago under the heading
'Prejudis melampau cauvinis pendidikan cina, kerajaan digesa tutup semua
SJKC' (Chinese education chauvinist's extreme prejudice, government urged to
close Chinese schools).
The meeting today was attended by the youth wings from Umno, MCA, Gerakan,
MIC, People's Progressive Party (PPP) and Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu
The meeting was requested by MCA Youth to meet Umno Youth over their protest
to Adham's statement.
Immediately after the meeting, Adham read out a two-point statement which
said the BN Youth education bureau fully supported the Federal Constitution
and Education Act 1996 which granted the existence of Chinese and Tamil
schools in the country and that it also accepted and supported the existing
education system in the country.
Adham made the controversial remark while commenting on the opposition from
two influential Chinese education movements to the teaching of Science and
Mathematics in English beginning next year.
The two movements are the United Chinese School Committees' Association of
Malaysia (Dong Zong) and the United Chinese School Teachers' Association of
Malaysia (Jiao Zong).
Collectively known as Dong Jiao Zong, they have been labelled as 'extremist
and chauvinist' and also came under fire from senior ministers and the
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, MCA Youth education bureau chief Dr
Wee Ka Siong... revealed that another consensus reached at the meeting was that
youth leaders should consult their BN counterparts before making any
statement relating to one particular community in order to avoid
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