Malaysia’s brain drain appears to be picking up speed. According to a recent parliamentary report, 140,000 left the country, probably for good, in 2007.
Between March 2008 and August 2009, that figure more than doubled to 305,000 as talented people pulled up stakes, apparently disillusioned by rising crime, a tainted judiciary, human rights abuses, an outmoded education system and other concerns.
Continue reading “ENG to CH translation: Why Do Malays Vote with Their Feet 爲何馬來人用腳投票 (Malaysiakini 25 Feb 2010)”
Original text link: http://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/117730
Chinese translation Link: http://www.malaysiakini.com/columns/118160
Sad road to Seetha’s suicide
Nov 18, 09
I wrote the article below before news broke of Seetha’s passing. May she rest in peace. My prayers for her.
Words cannot hope to convey the plight of R Seetha (photo) who is in critical condition after her suicide bid.
Mine are hopelessly inadequate and I can only offer them in sympathy hearing that Seetha might die. Ingesting paraquat like she did causes liver, lung, heart or kidney failure within several days that can result in death.
Continue reading “ENG to CH Translation: Sad Road to Seetha’s Suicide 西達自殺凸顯印裔社會困境 (Malaysiakini 23 Nov 2009)”
我和朋友常常在討論，其實在馬來西亞，有很多人都不排除移民。我們隨便走在街上，問一問大學畢業的專業人士：「若有機會，你會帶著另一半移民嗎？」其實我們很多時候都會很驚訝，不論對方在我國的事業做得多麼好，他們的答案常常都是：「我願意。」 Continue reading “爲何寧可流浪，也不願意回國？(南洋商報 23 Nov 2009)”
This is, yet another sleepless night. Passed into deep slumber after dinner at 21:00 hours just now, went to washroom at 23:30, and then, as expected, I failed to continue sleeping. I very much wanted to carry on reading Anthony Seldon’s Blair Unbound, a very interesting book which gives insight into Blair’s premiership from 911 until the day he left office. But I thought of listening to Luna Sea’s Final Act concert dvd and checking emails, so I left my favourite book aside.
Continue reading “My Remembrance of Taichung”
2 Malaysia in health services
Sim Kwang Yang
Sep 5, 09
As we approach September 16, the date on which Sarawak achieved independence through by joing Malaysia 46 years ago, my thought turns to the progress made in developing my home state.
The Malaysiakini report on the failed Flying Doctor Service is particularly illuminating, in highlighting the problems of public health care for the rural dwellers of Sarawak – and Sabah as well.
Continue reading “ENG to CH Translation: 2 Malaysia in health services 一個醫療系統，兩個馬來西亞 (Malaysiakini 23 Sep 2009)”
The Education Ministry has announced that Year Six students sitting for next month’s Primary School Assessment Test (UPSR) would have to sit for an Aptitude Test too. I have some reservations over the impact this additional test can have on our children.
The grading system for this particular test ranks from Very Good User (Band Six) to Extremely Limited User (Band One) like the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).
Continue reading “Exams not the real test (The Star 4 Aug 2009)”
WE Malaysians have always been praised by foreigners because we can speak several languages and dialects.
Most of us are able to at least master basic English and a few other languages.
We like to boast before our Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and Korean friends that our English is better than theirs.
Continue reading “What’s there to boast when we’re speaking Manglish? (The Star 21 Jul 2009)”
教育視窗: 别和政客一般見識 2008/12/30 18:08:42
Continue reading “别和政客一般見識 (南洋商報 31 Dec 2008)”