Thursday, June 28, 2012

Dare Pakatan insert development of Chinese education into the Buku Jingga?

I challenge PKR leader Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, PAS spiritual leader Dato’ Seri Nik Aziz and PAS President Dato’ Seri Hadi Awang to repeat and agree on what DAP’s Anthony Loke has said, as he claimed that the tripartite Opposition pact had an agreement to open a Chinese independent school in any state or place if there is demand should Pakatan wrest Putrajaya in the 13th general elections.

If this “announcement” is NOT officially made by Anwar, Nik Aziz or Hadi Awang, we will not believe that it is an agreement or consensus reached by the three parties in Pakatan.

If this consensus is indeed reached by the three Pakatan parties, it should be precisely listed in theirBuku Jingga as proof that Pakatan places high priority on the issue whilst demonstrating that this is not another empty promise for the Chinese. Why didn’t Pakatan list it in the Buku Jingga previously and only talk about it now? Apparently, it is just to gain support and votes each time there is a general election.

The PAS-led state government spent RM 330 million to construct Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN)’s campus but failed to allocate land for any Chinese primary school.

No sound from PAS and PKR on opening a new Chinese independent school

I pose to Antony Loke: If there really is such a consensus on education, how come neither PAS nor PKR has released any statement to that effect? Particularly, why has not PKR ketua umum Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim who is trying to curry Chinese votes released any statement regarding Pakatan opening up any new Chinese independent schools? Doubts linger as to where Antony Loke’s comment is none other than a personal opinion.

 Strangely, when MCA leaders urged Pakatan to clarify whether or not the Chinese School policy is listed in theBuku Jingga, Anwar replied that MCA should ask PM on this issue. Anwar was obviously avoiding the question and finding a way to re-direct the conversation to another topic. TheBuku Jingga does not insert any clause to guarantee that funding will be allocated to Chinese primary schools nor recognize the Unified Examinations Certificate.

DAP has done nothing for education development

DAP consistently claims to emphasize Chinese education and to address educational issues. Yet the Rocket omitted listing Chinese education into the Buku Jingga, let alone any mention of establishing a new Chinese independent school.

Till now, we have not seen DAP or PR working to improve education, whereas, MCA has made significant contributions to education covering every aspect. Our party established KTAR, UTAR and Institute Kojadi which has produced an excess of 200,000 talented and skilled workers.

PKR adopts of policy of self praise but never bothers to pay attention to the wrongdoings by its own members. In the afore-mentioned case, DAP opted to play ignorance. We wish to know DAP’s real position on this matter.

I urge Khalid to conduct an in depth investigation so as to give the people a clear explanation. He cannot simply condone Faekah’s issuance of support letter as the Selangor government will lose its creditability and trust completely.

In view that the Menteri Besar himself is unable to abide by its earlier state directive, how are the Excos, state assemblymen, municipal and district councillors expected to follow suit? Once again, the Selangor state administration has broken on its promise of “competency, accountability and transparency.” Perhaps, these nice sounding descriptions are none other than an empty slogan?

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