(Unbelievable when it comes to semantics! Sometimes you really, really need to read in-between the lines especially when it comes from the local politicians. Image source: http://rulingsnarl.wordpress.com/)
(The built-up to the debate between 2 political parties that represented the Chinese community with elections just around the corner somehow fizzled out when the debate actually started and it deteriorated further on there onwards. Image source: The Week)
Generally, the whole much-hyped debate between 2 giants, to put delicately – sucked!
The name Iran in the Persian language means the Land of the Aryans and it is not a big surprise when we find common Hindi words in Farsi (or rather common Farsi words in Hindi).
(The 2009 protest against teaching of Science & Mathematics in English is based on the dumbest excuses like it only benefits rich students and it insults the national language. These are the very people who will destroy the future of the country and will not feel guilty about it – Image source: www.ibnjuferi.org)
Oh well, those who been fighting for Science and Mathematics to be taught in the national language would probably be breaking their bottle of wine to celebrate.
The Cabinet have decided to put a reverse on its decision and decided that effective from 2012, both subjects would be taught in Bahasa Malaysia.
On 26th June 2009, RPK wrote:-
… [Click to read the rest] “Missed Information on H1N1”
That is how Malaysia will solve the H1N1 problem. We shall give it a new name that is easier for Malay newsreaders to pronounce.
So, instead of calling it H1N1, we shall call it selsema babi. H1N1 is a mouthful to pronounce in Malay.