FOLLOW UP REPORT FROM THE CALL, AIM FOR IMPOSSIBLE
Further to my preceding article on the above message, I am deeply delighted to update you that this message has been very well received based on the report published in the Star, dated Mar 13, 2011. READ MORE ON MY PRECEDING ARTICLE AT
On the same day, it was reported that the Women's groups urged the Government to amend the coverage of the Article 8,(2) of the Federal Constitution to include all women's rights instead of confining to those in the public sector only currently. This bold call is implemented will also bring the mission of One Malaysia mission one step nearer to reality.
Another interesting action worthy to note is in regard to the Malaysian Bar Council of Legal Profession's recent call to its members to vote for the motion of taking action against judges, magistrates and judicial officers who were guilty of "judicial misbehaviour", These include striking out cases before the end of the sitting or actual date of hearing, fixing hearing dates without regard to the availability of the counsel, refusing to grant adjournments when counsel had a valid reason, making a decision without reading the court papers and submissions or without adequate deliberation, and delivering decisions without grounds of judgment. As a result, the bar has passed a no confidence against key performance indicators (KPIs) for the judiciary and wanted it to be withdrawn.
Therefore, it is critically important to apprehend the big picture of the judiciary system so as to reflect the government's intention of restoring the judiciary system after the compensation to a few well respected Senior Judges, especially the Lord President, Tun Abas, who was wrongly dismissed despite protected by several provisions in the Constitution.
Hence, this matter should be properly addressed so it will not deviate from its intended purpose again. Bear in mind that its implications will widely affect every citizen - the judiciary, lawyers , public and foreign investors.
To add more wave to this call is The Star's chief editor, Datuk Wong Chun Wai, also published his article, A Handicap We Must Overcome. Here, he stressed again the importance of English, in line with the Higher Education Ministry's call for university to enhance their graduates' employment prospects.
He deliberated that this move should be viewed in a positive perspective and not to sideline Bahasa Malaysia, the National Language of Malaysia.
His loud and clear message reminds us that to make a good decision, it is not necessary for it be a popular one. In reality, most and more often than not, good decisions are not popular. One excellent example is the decision made by President, Abraham Lincoln, that released the blacks, caused his noble life that save America. No surprise that he is still voted as the un-disputed best president in America's history.
In Dato Wong's article, he also highlighted that it is a wrong presumption to say that the poor standard of English is confined to Malay students only. It is also a problem among the Chinese and Indians too due to our education policy, which has clearly abandoned English, which is the handicap that we must overcome.
He went further to say that most of our politicians are not brave enough to grab the bull by the horns to tackle the problem. He highlighted that many of them, of course, would have sent their children to schools overseas to ensure they have a strong grounding in English.
Here, we have sufficient evidence for us not to live in denial stage, but brave enough to take the courage to take Malaysia to the right path, as well reflected and followed by the above respective bodies and individuals.
Please share your thought/view/idea to make the wave much stronger and not to give up hope that can restore Malaysia's former glory, which I believe majority are at the right side. Let us stand up and give our heartfelt support and cooperation to Dato Seri Jala's recent wise and bold call, AIM FOR THE IMPOSSIBLE.
Before I pen off, I like to dedicate the song, Nothing is impossible, to Malaysia in line with Malaysian BOLEH spirit.
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