OUTSYED THE BOX
PAGE members were worried that a deputy education minister seemed intent on ending the PPSMI policy despite a statement three days earlier from Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin that the Government was keeping its options open on Mathematics and Science being taught in both Bahasa Malaysia and English.
Why does the Government turn a deaf ear to so many surveys like these? There is a very, very small but very rich and powerful group of people who are lobbying very hard to abandon the PPSMI. They are the book publishers. They publish school textbooks in Malay. The other group that lobbies strongly against the PPSMI are the Chinese school textbook publishers.