It's a very well written and researched article reviewing and retracing the developments of our National Education system since independence, published on the Johor chapter of the Malaysian Bar. In the word of the author:
The purpose of this article is to help understand the national education of Malaysia by way of tracing the brief history of the national education policy and the national education system through a series of education reports introduced and legislation passed during the period prior to Independence and after Independence until the present day.This novice blogger on Education in Malaysia is humbled by the article and will be doing some "homework" on it later tonight.
The article also touches on the implementation of quota system in the educational field, the difference between quota system and affirmative action, the legality of the manner of its implementation, the failure of the quota system and the anomaly created by the implementation of such system.
Finally, it also briefly touches on the challenges faced by our national education and the expectations in respect of the national education in the future.
If you are interested in the origins and developments of the Malaysian education system from a slightly more legal framework - read the article here.