Posted tagged ‘tolerance’

It’s a mockery and travesty of social justice to transfer racial slur HM

August 26, 2010

The transfer of ‘racial slur’ headmaster Engku Adnan of SMK Bukit Selambau Kedah to another school is an insult to the Malaysian Chinese and Indians.  It shows that the ministry of education is not interested in reprimanding the Headmaster who made derogatory remarks that is completely against the spirit of 1Malaysia, one of the pillars of Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak’s nation building but just to pacify the non Malays that action is being taken against the headmaster. This inert action of Tan Sri Muhyudin Yassin‘s ministry runs counter to the effort of Prime Minister and will not deter others from uttering similar racial slurs. This is where we stand as a nation after 53 years of independence which will be celebrated in a few days time. There is nothing to celebrate about.

Engku Adnan is transferred to another school nearby and it does not matter which school he serves he will do the same. Headmasters and teachers with this mind set in national schools are the culprits who drive away the non Malay students to vernacular schools. Yet the bureaucrats and many UMNO politicians don’t understand why non Malay parents send their children to vernacular schools. Looks like UMNO is totally incapable of fostering unity, tolerance and acceptance among Malaysians.

Those fasting in the month of Ramadan should be calm and develop tolerance and compassion towards others. But Engku Adnan got angry because he was fasting yet others eating and couldn’t accept that. Using his authority he reprimanded and told the non Malay students to go back to china and India. He is defeating the very purpose of fasting and blaming others for his predicament.    

To add injury to insult the school PTA head Kamaruddin says that such easy transfer of headmasters will make headmasters overly cautious in educating their students which will not bode well for the overall development of their schools. If these are the racial bigots managing and outlining policies for education system, how will the education system produce world class students to take this country forward?             

The UMNO led government has deeply segregated and divided Malaysians into race and religion that may take years of concrete effort by a non UMNO led government to put together. The past sins of UMNO and its allies are expediently catching up that they may not last even the next election. UMNO beneficiaries may run away but the people of all races have to work out a practical and workable solution to live in peace and harmony for all Malaysians.

Racist principal should be sacked to discourage others from doing the same

August 18, 2010

Education ministry should act firmly and decisively by sacking the racist principal from Kulaijaya, Johor, to send a clear message to other would be racist, that the government is serious about 1 Malaysia. It is unacceptable for any reason whatsoever for a principal of a secondary school in Malaysia to utter racist innuendos after 54 years of independence. What kind of school heads have the ministry of education trained and employed. Instead of fostering closer relations and encouraging  acceptance of each other students of various races as one Malaysian race, the head mistress has chosen to be otherwise.    

The fact that no UMNO leader has condemned or recommended stern action on the principal shows that they subtly support the utterance of the racist head mistress. DPM and education minister should have called for the sacking of this racist head mistress. He has disappointed and let down the non-Malay communities in this country. UMNO and its leaders have shown their true colour on this matter by remaining silent.   

 DPM Muhyiddin Yassin’s call to Datuk Chuah Soi Lek not make offensive statement that can cause anger or are prejudicial to other races smacks with racism, double standards and hidden agendas. It clearly shows the UMNO leadership has no regards to the struggle and cause of other component parties and is totally ignorant to the fact that these parties have been reduced to irrelevancy due to the racist agendas of UMNO. Government leaders have squandered the strength of ethnic diversity of Malaysia into stumbling blocks for harmony and economic progress.

It is very unfortunate that the secondary which is the molding ground to inculcate tolerance, understanding of communities and acceptance of each other being allowed to instill hatred and distort history. Is this school in Kulaijaya, Johor the tip of iceberg? If insinuations of this nature can take place in school with 2200 students and 150 teachers comprising about 40% non-malays, what more can similar heads utter in Malay populated schools? It is for this reason the ministry must act firmly and decisively by sacking the head mistress. Anything less is totally unacceptable.       

This country grew and developed with the contribution of non Malays too. 85% of tax payers in this country are non Malays especially the Chinese. UMNO leaders have to be more responsible and come out of their siege mentality and accept that Malaysia belongs to every Malaysian and not only to UMNOPutras alone.