Teks Ucapan Sempana Majils Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang SPM Tahun 2011(bm/cn)

TEKS UCAPAN KETUA MENTERI PULAU PINANG SEMPENA MAJLIS ANUGERAH PELAJAR CEMERLANG SPM TAHUN 2011 DI DEWAN SRI PINANG PADA 6 MEI 2012

Terlebih dahulu saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan ucapan penghargaan dan tahniah kepada jawatankuasa pengelola yang bertungkus lumus dalam memastikan perjalanan majlis pada hari ini dapat berjalan dengan lancarnya.

Bagi pihak Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang, saya mengalu-alukan kehadiran 343 pelajar cemerlang SPM tahun 2011 ke majlis yang serba ringkas tetapi amat bermakna ini. Saya ingin mengambil kesempatan untuk mengucapkan syabas dan tahniah atas kejayaan yang diperolehi hasil daripada usaha gigih dan tekun yang telah berjaya dilaksanakan selama ini serta dorongan dan sokongan yang tidak pernah jemu daripada para guru dan ibu bapa.

Ini merupakan tahun ke- 4 majlis seumpama ini diadakan sejak Kerajaan Negeri mengambil alih tampuk pemerintahan negeri Pulau Pinang pada tahun 2008.

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Tan Sri Muhyiddin’s Insistence That Our Education System Is Better Than That Of Developed Nations Not Only Shows That He Suffers From Denial Syndrome But Is Also Stuck In Fantasy Land And Raises Questions About His Competency (en/cn/bm)

Press Statement by DAP Secretary-General and MP for Bagan Lim Guan Eng in Kuala Lumpur on 24.4.2012.

Malaysians are baffled once again by Deputy Prime Minister and Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s wild fantasy that Malaysians have high regards for our local education system.

Muhyiddin is said to have made this statement in light of a recent survey by Introspek Asia, which apparently revealed that 55 per cent of Malaysian adults believe that our education system is comparable to other countries, while 35 per cent said it is “better than that of developed countries”.

Previously, Muhyiddin had selectively quoted part of the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index Report 2011-2012, and used it as basis to prove that the quality of education in Malaysia is better than that in the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom. If this is the case, then he should answer why there is not a single Malaysian Nobel Prize winner and why is there not a single Malaysian university ranked amongst the Top 200 Universities in the world? Or when given the choice, why do more Malaysian students choose to study in the US, UK and Germany rather than in Malaysian universities?

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