What to do with religious education

I have spoken extensively about the overwhelming religious nature of the Malaysian public schools and public education system, including the lopsided hours between religion compared to science. Recent revelations show that the Education Ministry needs to urgently and seriously revamp the curriculum and content of the Islamic Education subject being taught to our students. I [...]

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A Malaysia Day wish for our orang asli, orang asal and other natives

Under threat: The Temiars have had to put up blockades near Gua Musang to ensure their ancestral lands are not encroached as far back as 2012. TODAY we celebrate Malaysia Day. A day in 1963 we hoped would take all of us to greater things. That we would build a great nation, together. A great [...]

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The real Malay dilemma

Old politics: If the leadership keeps to the racialist, feudalist and religious-centric tactics and policies of the past, thinking this is what they need to do to keep the votes, it will just be the repeat of past mistakes of the Umno era. A HIGH-level panel has been announced to review the administration of Islamic [...]

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The fundamental need in Malaysian education reform

Siti Lights Sunday, 5 Aug 2018   by siti kasim THE Science and Technology Human Capital Report and Science Outlook 2015 by Akademi Science Malaysia show that we may soon have a serious shortage in science-related fields. It seems more students are opting out of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields at secondary and [...]

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Religion cannot be the legal basis

Siti Lights Sunday, 8 Jul 2018   by siti kasim Cruel practice: Imagine the lost childhood and potential life opportunities snatched from that child with child marriage to grow as full human beings. LET me get to the point. I don’t care what your religion says - wrong is wrong. A widow should not have [...]

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We Are Malaysians First – Own It!

#dailyalertbox{ position:fixed; bottom:0px; right: -430px; z-index: 2300; } .social .service-panel{ width: 150px; } @media only screen and (max-width : 991px) { .social .service-panel{ width: 100%; } } We are Malaysians first – own it! Siti Lights Sunday, 1 Jul 2018   by siti kasim We can do it: When faced with the challenges of being [...]

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