English is vital to Vision 2020

By Kee Thuan Chye

September 2013 TALK-TALK ONLY
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The debate over school languages has been one of the most controversial in Malaysia. To be sure, the issue is so divisive that no real debate takes place at all. In the meantime, the young suffer.In Malaysia today, people are feeling more divided than ever before – by race, religion, political leanings, location, class… and proficiency in English.The powers that be have at best been only half-hearted in encouraging the learning of English among schoolchildren. The latter learn it only...

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Kee Thuan Chye

is the author of the new bestsellers Unbelievably Stupid! and Unbelievably Stupid Too!