No, I don’t think so. Besides being a misuse of public funds, it’s nothing more than an ego boost for Najib. Just like NS and other projects. Putting him in charge of Defense, while limiting his damage, has done worse for the rakyat’s pocket. He has the anger of schoolchildren who have been forced to learn the useless Pendidikan Moral (Moral Studies) in school, not to mention forcing those who could have gotten into the English Tertiary Ed (the day KBSM/KBSR was introduced, Malaysian students seeking to further their studies in the UK were forced to undergo an English language proficiency test) to undergo an additional test. Apparently STPM was no longer enough.
Also, I think a lot of students here will agree, SPM is nothing but a joke. It used to be WORTH something, but not any more.
Looks like last weekend was “Sugarcoating Weekend.” Read the NST for more info. Blergh.