Tuesday, January 06, 2009

MB's kid in a Chinese primary school

Apparently, the MB of Perlis sends his children to a Chinese primary school. This is the 4th child in his family to attend a Chinese primary school. Does he know something which others don't know or maybe don't want to admit that they know? You guys be the judge.


Anonymous said...

hey,i see no problem when Perlis MB or anyone wanna send their kids to study at Chinese school.they can master the mandarin with the help of the teachers and other students.positive thinking,mate.

Anonymous said...

I think Chinese school also need to apply the quota system.

Anonymous said...


Read between the lines as to what Kian Ming might be trying to say.

Anonymous said...

>>I think Chinese school also need to apply the quota system.>>

Ya, especially to those who want to learn maths and science in English.

Fikri said...

"I think Chinese school also need to apply the quota system."

Yeah, maybe they should. The best medicine is always one's own. :)

Anonymous said...

It is not news that non Chinese sent their kids to Chinese schools. There are Chinese schools in Sarawak where the majority of the students are non Chinese. Some of the students in Chinese schools are kids or relatives of non Chinese politicians. A question was asked why the computers in Chinese Schools are much better utilized than many in government schools ? I suppose, when the parents and school administration, teachers work hard to raise fund to buy those computers, you better make good use of them rather than put in a room some where when it is forced on you.
There should not be quotas for Chinese schools, we should put for more funding if the demand is higher. Create competition among the schools and reward those who perform well, do not throw money to people who can not management them properly in the first place. We should pay base on results, not otherwise.


jonlim said...

lol at quota system and the reply...

anyway, it's not a big surprise. I have members of the royalty of Johor in my school (alsos a chinese primary school)

Ir. Dr. K.C. Ng said...

I can't even get into a Chinese School. They told my parents, either you donate or go to the school opposite, i.e. a kebangsaan school. I ended up in the 'school opposite'. Unfortunately, my parents are not big shots :(

Anonymous said...

Whenever mention "Chinese school", You gotta be more specific, whether Chinese-Independent-School or Government-Chinese-School.

Both are totally different.

Anonymous said...

1. Chinese-Independent-School is the one that focuses mainly on Culture of China, Confucian, Speak proper Mandarin, History of China, Watching Taiwanese Movies, etc.

2. Government-Chinese-School is also known as SRJK (c) & SMJK (c), the main focus is to make student stupid.

Anonymous said...

oh please, just spit it out. another tired, thinly veiled attempt at bashing national schools.


Anonymous said...

..why is it to show to that a Malay is willing to go to chinese school ? or a Malay willing to use Chop sticks when having dinner with his / her chinese friends ?

a Chinese Grocery can survive in a Malay Community but not a Malay stall in the Chinese Community ; Chinese will never never support other races exceprt for thier selfishness or hidden agenda.

A Malay members among the DAP is just like opening a Malay Stall in the Chinese Community

Anonymous said...

please don't make an issue out of this. please don't make this into an i'm-better-than-you game.

it's true in Sabah and Sarawak that a lot of bumis attend chinese schools. and race relations is much much better than in peninsular. do we need to wonder why?

i teach in an sjkc and the numbers of non-chinese students in my school exceeds the numbers of chinese students. even the non-chinese locals can speak chinese (dialects if not mandarin).

i think this is an opportunity for increasing understanding and help students to forge friendships and relationships across the racial divide. i myself find that my posting here is a blessing in disguise because i have managed to get a glimpse into the lives of the chinese from my colleagues and it is something that i find to be a profound experience. i am eager to learn more and i can't wait for it.

p/s: i can use chopstick since primary school because the makcik kantin back then was chinese and we only have chopstick and the soup spoon.


Anonymous said...

oh yeah...i forgot to mention this.

in my school (also sjkc), we've got computers, books, CDs, DVDs and a huge TV collecting dust (most wrapped, untouched and unopened) in the store and in the library. i think all schools face the same problem. it depends on school leadership for the problems can be addressed successfully. don't limit our minds to a confined space by over generalising.