..Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad warned that Malays will be left behind if the Government continues to neglect the teaching of science and mathematics in English.
“It is sad for me, and I do not agree with the Government (on its policy on English). I don’t like to see a Malay who is lacking in knowledge,” he said when addressing participants at the National ICT Association’s (Pikom) Leaders Summit here yesterday.
He said he had brought the matter up with the Government on the importance of English as the language of knowledge but his call fell on deaf ears.
..Addressing graduates at the Asian University Presidents Forum on Monday, Dr Mahathir expressed concern that the poor command of the language amongst students would adversely affect their future.
..“It will be suicidal for us to live in self-denial, in the name of strengthening Bahasa Malaysia, to detach ourselves from the international language in our own institutions of higher education,” said Gan.
Both were referring to Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin’s recent call to institutions of higher learning to strengthen the use of Bahasa Malaysia in their campuses.
source: The Star