Save Assumption School petition hits 10,000 signatures

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I am not sure why the Ministry of Education is so intent on closing down Assumption School in Butterworth. We should be enhancing our existing schools – not shutting them down!

This is a statement from a joint taskforce to save Assumption School:

On behalf of the SK Assumption stakeholders, especially for the families of the students, the announcement today by the Ministry of Education again reflects the high-handed manner in which the decision to close this historic school was made.

Even the landowner is open to discussion on any extension but the decision was made without engaging any party.
The fight is not yet over and we will use this next two weeks to do our best to seek an extension till March 2023.

This is to facilitate a better transition for our current students and also in the hope of an amicable solution for the purchase of the private land which the school sits on.

We hope Assumption School will be able to continue to serve as an education centre for our children as it has been doing for the past 89 years. An online petition at Change.org (https://www.change.org/SaveAssumptionSchool/) has garnered more than 10,000 supporters.

The Save Assumption School Joint Taskforce remains committed to ensure that the wellbeing and welfare of the students remain a top priority and seek solutions that will allow them to finish their formative primary school years without any disruptions or negative experience of feeling ‘unwanted’ by any action of the Ministry of Education.

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Alpha 88

PARENTS, SK ASSUMPTION ALUMNI LAUNCH SPECIAL FUND TO ‘BUY’ SCHOOL, LAND – By Sofia Nazir / 16 Feb 2022 4:08PM 

“They aim to raise RM10 mil, Alumni representative Mohd Aminuddin Baqy Mohd Noor said the existence of the fund is an initiative that proves the seriousness of all parties to see the school remain operational.”

https://www.thevibes.com/articles/news/54385/parents-sk-assumption-alumni-launch-special-fund-to-buy-school-land

shriek

Your Tai Lo pokkai and have to depend rayat to donate. They tax us and where $$$ go? Clearly do not know how to manage and have to rely on State or public to do the dirty work

Alpha 88

The school building is quiet new but its name has history. The school has a road named after it, ‘Assumption Road’ leading to the school. The school’s name has its history connected to the Church of Nativity at New Ferry Road. 

Worse case scenario, the State Govt can buy up the land and the school building and turn it into a public library on one side, a tuition center, a kindergarten etc, etc and a small coffee house on one corner with a playground and a garden and all this with its name ‘Assumption’ still intact.

shriek

The worst case is the best if you buy and stop talking. Do charity work and put a big plague that Alpha makes the donation. Your name is entrenched eternally. Otherwise no BODY.

Alpha 88

So far nothing has been said about how the school is going to increase its student population. It has only about 55 pupils. What are they going to do with the rest of the classrooms, those 17 teachers or so, supports staffs, gardeners, security guards, maintenance etc , etc. What is the annual cost to support the whole school just to cater for about 55 pupils besides the cost to purchase the school building and the land.

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PENANG DCM ASKS TO MEET WITH EDUCATION MINISTER ON SK ASSUMPTION CLOSURE by OPALYN MOK /Wednesday, 02 Feb 2022 11:42 AM MYT

https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2022/02/02/penang-dcm-asks-to-meet-with-

shriek

Your Tai Lo pokkai and has been selling the prime land where schools sited. Eg Star hill girls school, Peel road, cochrane road. Pokkai and yet wanted to act like oil tycoon, How much your Tai Lo going to donate to his Taliban counter part? How many poor rural rakyat? Rich O I Cee is quiet and yet your Tai Lo member wants to show off??

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/02/04/hadi-meets-taliban-rep-pledges-aid-for-afghanistan/

Alpha 88

Those missionaries have washed off their hands off this school. They sold the school land to private developers to build condominiums. They didn’t even care to continue their legacy by donating the land to rebuild a new school. So, why so much sentiment for something those missionaries simply didn’t care about and threw away for money, money and money.

shriek

From ground time zero, you are so obessed with the school. Why dont you take over since you care about it. Even your Tai Lo pelajar dont give a …, Hands washed because Pelajar is Malaysianised and Nationalised. You are born and served under [colonial powers] and you as a Senior dont undestand TAR declaring mederka?

Alpha 88

[Colonial Powers] ? Are you referring to those sneaky Brits who came over here to trade and then through cunning means took over the nation, in particular our island and claimed to be its founder even though the island was already here in existence, long long before they came to being. 

Alpha 88

The old building they left behind looks nice. Ah can’t think of anything else good about them, shriek. Do you? Maybe their language, but even that ah believe they didn’t do a good job of it, for example – reading how you say what you say in your comments, O senior shriek. Most of it makes sense only to you.

shriek

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/02/06/govt-to-pay-up-to-60-for-losses-due-to-umrah-travel-postponement/

alpha aka omega, your tai lo can pay for this and not that. also your hardi aid taliban whereas UN and O I See is waiting for right time. Your Hardi thinks he is orso rich …??

Alpha 88

Aah, you must be talking about the Hardy boys, those fictional characters who appear in several mystery series for children and teens. As far as ah know, they are not real, shriek. They don’t exist in real life. Why do you want to talk about them. Their acting are mostly for children and teens only. Grow up!

Alpha 88

Here is more on the sale of church land by their missionary owners.

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CHURCHES + LAND MATTERS = CONTROVERSY / 19th May 2009

“It seems that controversy is never far away when the churches in Malaysia get involved in land deals involving tracts of land that were originally allocated to them for religious, social, community, educational or health care use.”

https://anilnetto.com/religion-and-ethnicity/christianity/churches-property-developers-controversy/

shriek

Your Tai Lo gives Freehold – 999 years? Look at Pineapple hills. Jib Khor study there and only last year, your Tai Lo wants to take them back. Your Tai Lo is very very famous in selling or contra prime land to developers. Stop Spinning about your age as 85 years old man and gomen dont give freehold land to religious organs. Now many churches are housed together with kopi tiams

Alpha 88

 “Now many churches are housed together with kopi tiams” – says shriek.

Ah see so many ‘subsidiary’ religious groups housed anywhere and everywhere, mah head spins. Sorry,
don’t wish to know about them.

Alpha 88

I HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH SK ASSUMPTION’S CLOSING, SAYS NAJIB. – Robin Augustin -January 11, 2022 1:39 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/11/i-have-nothing-to-do-with-sk-assumptions-closing-says-najib/

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 Ex PM Dato Sri Najib is asking some very serious sensible questions here. Still no reply from the state reps. All quiet like a church mouse.

Sorry Bossku, no race and religion involved here. Just plain old politics being played.

GONG XI FA CAI ! , TO ALL CELEBRATING 2022 CHINESE NEW YEAR. ITS CELEBRATION TIME!

shriek

Why church? Surau, temple. Very clear education is your Tai Lo’s baby. He experience as he studied in Pineapple hills. Everyone knows BM policy as all mission and vernacular are under your Tai Lo’s instructions

shriek

Of course you celebrate. see we are pokkai. See who change the mind about the school? Who made the agreement? https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2022/01/29/najibs-outrageous-debt-blame-game/

Alpha 88

PH CHANGED THE RULES ON DEBT, NAJIB TELLS ‘EMOTIONAL’ TONY PUA / January 31, 2022 10:39 AM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/31/ph-changed-the-rules-on-debt-najib-tells-emotional-tony-pua/

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Yes, PH interpretation of govt debt is kinda funny.

shriek

You are more funny. 85 or 88 years old Senior? You wont not tell us more about your days under Japanese…

Why not you be a guarantor? Why your Tai Lo does not want to be a guarantor of the Transport loans?

Silverberg

Former international trade and industry minister Darell Leiking said the education ministry must pay attention to subjects that will equip youths with skills for the future workplace rather than push for religious studies.

He called on schools to instead focus on subjects such as science, finance and coding skills, among others, saying that such skills were needed to “future proof” the country.

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/29/focus-on-science-coding-skills-to-future-proof-nation-says-ex-minister/

Alpha 88

Now, now, what is that catch phrase one of them liked to use? Whaaat? Oh yes, “The Bigger Picture”, “The Greater Good”, and of course who can forget AL’s Melaka sales pitch” A LARGER OBJECTIVE REMAINS AT PLAY.” Shriek, all this ended up in the kaput bin, right? And now, another party is into the LOGO thing. And so, maybe it will be a good thing if Unmo takes over, go in solo, drop those insignificant ones hanging around them and put in its full weight to ensure stability for the nation. Believe the rakyat has seen both side of… Read more »

shriek

I have not seen both sides, Can you tell us more about what the Japs did during WW2 since you are 85 years old? Also is it true, you csn eat and buy for 1/2 cents or even lesser? How is life under Japs without computers?

Alpha 88

Hallo shriek, if you want to know about Japs occupation of Malaya, buy a book on the subject or just go to the public library. Its free. That would make more sense than asking me about it.

shriek

What sense you are talking? You were there with Japs during WW2. It make most sense to hear from one’s his story. It makes more sense that you are recalling your life experience. I read Sugar King and Lky’s memoirs. They did not say very much. You have noting to say about your life during WW2? Just tell us are you 85 years old or you are just spinning all the stories? Just yes or no?

Alpha 88

The mighty goliath, demands. Yes, ah was there with the Japs during WW2. Japs and me were holding hands, taking long walks by the seaside, watching the Sun slowly set over the horizon while having sake.

Okay shriek, if you are lazy to read or clueless which book to read about WW2 Japs, thus ending up reading memoirs, you can always check out the YOUTUBE. Plenty of Japs adventurism during WW2. Many video clips available there.

shriek

alpha aka omega. spin your ww2 stories and your age, all contents orso spin and main gula??

Alpha 88

Well, senior shriek must be dreaming and missing those ‘spinned’ sticky pink cotton candies of the sixties and seventies.

Alpha 88

The old church at Jalan New Ferry, left just opposite the old market. Interesting story it is telling. Believe it is still there. Probably was connected to the old Assumption school at Jalan Assumption.

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THE OLD WOODEN CHURCH / 7th DECEMBER 2012

https://anilnetto.com/religion-and-ethnicity/christianity/the-old-wooden-church/

shriek

Alpha, you are born before the war and many Japs were cari makan in Straits Settlements. There were a number of schools in Peng land Island and you born before the war expect students in seberang to go overseas to the island everyday? No appreciation for kind folks build school in Mainland so they do not need to study overseas everyday in Pengland.

shriek

Why quiet like church mouse? Just say yes orif you are spinning you are 85 years old and all here?

Alpha 88

RAMASAMY SLAMS PKR FOR OPTING TO USE OWN LOGO IN JOHOR POLLS / January 27, 2022 12:06 PM

https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2022/01/27/ramasamy-slams-pkr-for-opting-to-use-own-logo-in-johor-polls/

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All these small opposition parties, even a simple, simple thing like using a single logo to show that they are a united opposition coalition, they can’t even come to an agreement. How are these people going to take on a huge heavy responsibility like governing the nation.

These people are like those horses with different temperament. They will constantly snort at each other and will pull in opposite directions resulting in a chaotic situations. 

P1a cont to p1b

shriek

same as PAS is making noise, Pas help UMNO when they are weak and now after the monk has been rendered his service, UMNO ditch the monk. Alpha aged 85 must have seen how Japs did to malayan. Alpha 88 is numb liken to a butcher selling meat and bones. Can you tell us more about life under the rising sun?

Alpha 88

IT’S OVER FOR SK ASSUMPTION   by Rebecca Rajaendram and R.Sekeran / Tuesday, 25 Jan 2022 https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/01/25/its-over-for-sk-assumption ======== ( shriek / 24 Jan 2022 10.52pm ) Hallo shriek, what is the reply from your state boys now. All that chest thumping and insinuation, ah now hear defending silence. Is the state govt going to buy the land and save the school or not?  Yours CM’s glorious recent statement about mission schools in the State of Penang, “Missionary schools in Penang are an invaluable legacy in our education system with a value system that has shaped a generation of good men and women who… Read more »

shriek

Of course thumo the war chest. Alpha does not know EDUCATION is under your Tai Central Gomen. Otherwise Mederka, TAR uni, chinese, tamil and missionary schools need not to follow your Tai Lo instruction. Why not your Tai Lo recognise UEC Exams? Why your Tai Lo gives so much to national schools? Further teachers in Mission schools are orso paid by your Tai Lo? If your Tai Lo dont give, you dont NATO but PAP to help.

Alpha 88

Hallo shriek, again, your Bagan Dalam state assemblyman and DCM 2, came out with guns blazing saying this and that about the imminent closure of the school. Its now been 4 to 5 days since the Edu ministry announced its final decision on the closing of the school. Ah take it that the state shot its mouth a little to early and got it all sore hence ( he,he ) the elegant silence.

https://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2022/01/25/its-over-for-sk-assumption

shriek

It shows your Tai Lo has his final say on Education and why whinning and grumpy 85 year is like loose machine gun? Your Tai Lo says closed but why you as macai’s mouth keep opening for more than a week?

Alpha 88

On 30/1/2022 at 6.33pm, say quiet like church mouse, on same date at 6.41pm say loose machine gun, mouth
keep opening. O shriek, you have clearly proofed yourself to be a very confused person, maybe
clueless also.

Alpha 88

Here’s more shriek, from quiet mouse / motor mouth –

This is an inter govt/dept issue. The mature approach to this issue was for your immature party state boys to contact the Edu dept to make an appointment to find out why do they want to close down the said school. After discussing and coming up with a solution to the problem then a press statement should have been released. 

Instead …..

Omega 88

Instead, the state boys prematurely issued a press statement, speculating that the closing of the said school was due to its missionary roots. After making such speculative accusation (guessing) to the public by media release, they then got the idea that to resolve the issue one need to make an appointment with the Edu dept. to find the reason and a solution for it. 

Omega 88

So, this is like putting the ” Cart Before The Horse”. Not very bright these, your state governing boys, are they, Shriek? Not sure if the Edu dept will want to entertain your state boys request for a meeting now after this blundering blunder.

shriek

omega aka alpha and 88 group. if i go, you think is is 1 man show. omega and alpha is two men show, there are 10k sign up the petition. up to your tai lo to listen to 1 man or 10 k? your Tai Lo from Vocational school up to form 5. he do not know 10k? See how your tai protect aca top gun. nor 1 person but hundreds have been telling him. wants 10k or 100k to tell you and your tai lo?

shriek

omega, very good in telling. you said you are 85 or 88 years old. ask you about your days during ww2 as you are born before ww2. you are like your tai lo – tell me to read books or watch you tube. typical response from your group. why not tell anil and 10k dont waste time for petitions.

Alpha 88

why not tell anil and 10k don’t waste time for petitions.”

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Ah already did, shriek, Read the comment below dd
Alpha 88 Reply to  Alpha 88 / 30 Jan 2022 6.18am.

Don’t mimpi or cakap sampai tidur, yah shriek. Pay attention. The enrolment of pupil needs to be resolved first. Maintaining a huge school is not chip, chip, chip.
To petition is easy. In this case are the 10k petitioners
willing to donate monthly for the upkeep of the school
for just 55 pupils?

shriek

If there is a school, students will come due to certainty. If uncertain why want to waste time. I see you just wasting time. I see you wasting yout time in the internet and hippo crate as you dont spend 1/88 sec on the beaches and hills.

Alpha 88

Despite the glorification of the school and its achievements by many pro school groups which includes the state reps, non of them cared to mention the reason why the school pupil enrolment was declining. What’s the reason?

shriek

88s – What is the reason? It is your Tai Lo’s department to find out. Who is the No education Minister? They can bar any opposition and state exco from giving any presentation. Your Tai Lo has so many Sai Lo – advisors and Envoys with fat pay and assistants With fat pay, they are supposed to work 25 hours, 8 days per week. You cant tell us which state has Education Exco?

Purple Haze

Mission schools often adopted an evangelical and “heavily denominational” approach to religious education, with the intention of producing new teachers and religious leaders to propagate Christianity among the local population.

PCH

Christianity and Islam have conflicts history.

Bolehland proclaimed faith must be dominantly of higher order than others.

So no more assuming of why such happening?

shriek

Ar Jib studied in Pineapple hill, He is not compelled to read mission holy book. Many from kampong insist study in Pineapple hill

shriek

Our Senior Alpha88 brought this matter up in earlier blog. He should speak to his “Boss” to reopen the school as the state is beyond its jurisation. Apha88 expect the state to can do as you like with education. Then open more universities>