So we have an RTM reporter who doesn’t know who Anwar is and which party Karpal belongs to. We also have an Utusan reporter who doesn’t know what ultra vires means.
If this is the level of general knowledge among mainstream media reporters, what more the average Malaysian?
It’s a sad reflection of the state of our education system, which doesn’t encourage pupils to think. Nor does it want university students taking an interest in social and political issues.
As a result, we are producing more and more school-leavers and graduates who do not know much about the world around them. Nor are they trained to think and solve real-world problems.
Is it any wonder then that more and more Malaysian parents – those who can afford it – are enrolling their children in international schools especially in KL?
In the old days, international schools were only meant for children of expatriates. But now, from what I hear, more and more of the pupils are Malaysians. Isn’t that an indictment – by the elite, at least – of the national education system?