Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DPM: Don’t misinterpret must-pass History decision -

DPM: Don’t misinterpret must-pass History decision


KUALA LUMPUR: The decision to make History a must-pass subject for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) is not politically motivated, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.
The public should not misinterpret the decision as being political, he added.
“Why are we afraid of our own history? What is history is history and we cannot concoct something that is not history,” he said.
Muhyiddin said he intends to make History an interesting subject so students can interpret it and use it in their daily lives such as patriotism.
“I don’t think any party should feel suspicious or worried because history is based on historical facts,” he told reporters after opening the Second World Chinese Economic Forum on behalf of the Prime Minister here yesterday.
Muhyiddin, who is the Education Minister, said the public should not be influenced by parties that claimed that the move was a “deception”.
“Don’t be prejudiced. We must have a positive mindset as it is something which is done for the good of our children.

Time & Again;
Muhyiddin, no turning back about making history a must pass subject. Being a senior citizen and part of the baby boomers era, the needs for the younger people to know from where they belong, their roots and so with the reality today..to reemphasize history is crucial.
Even the American, recall their beginning of the new nation, land of freedom and fraternity. But Malaysian are just the other way round, forget history..where modernization and development today seems to cloud their mind and fake dynamism.
Hold firmly to that decision...those who are against it, are just up to their own agenda of chauvinism and racial polarization.

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