This here is a very rousing policy speech from Barisan Nasional Chairman YAB DS Najib, delivered at the BN 2010 Convention at Wisma MCA:
'Equal partners in serving the people'
It is a superb speech by any measure of standard, all but for a small part of the speech which goes like this:
"As a matter of fact, we should be proud that we are the only nation in the world that allows the establishment of national schools that continue with the use of the mother tongue as the medium of instruction"
Well if this is a policy speech by the ruling BN Government, then the Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua Campaign have a very long way to go before it can become reality, because the only people who has the power to change the school system are the politicians that we put in power to steer our blessed nation forward.
Sadly, at this moment in time it seemed that there are no politicians in Malaysia from both sides of the political divide who has the confidence or the political will to change the multi school system that we currently have. It is all about getting the votes and political expediency, political survival, for now I guess, sigh.
I predict that the Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua will only become reality with demographical changes when the Malay/Bumis approached the 80% population level.
In the mean time the Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua Campaign should and must proceed for the sake of long lasting and solid unity among the races in Malaysia, by words of mouth, in discussions and in forums in cyberspace.
Good ideas comes from sharing, in time it will become a reality.