Mkini Excerpt

From the protest against using English as the main medium to teach Maths and Science (emphasis mine):

For theatre activist Khalid, many language activists turned up at such a gathering for the first time today even though the teaching of Maths and Science in English has been introduced for the past seven years.

“It is because we are all getting desperate over this issue,” he said, adding that “not only are we losing our language but also our Malay rights”.

When we look at our identity cards, they do not state our race, but our nationality. But how long has Malaysia been in existence? 51 years. But Malay and its language have existed hundred of years before that,” he stressed.

I always thought it was Nation before race. Looks like I was wrong.

And a meme for fun (thanks Fenix!):

British
[+] You drink a lot of tea.
[+] You know what a brolly is.
[ ] Deal or No Deal has taken over your life.
[ ] You wanted Ben to win X Factor.
[+] You use the word “bugger” or the phrase “bloody hell.”
[+] Fish and Chips are yummy.
[+] You can eat a Full English Breakfast.
[+] You dislike emos almost as much as you dislike chavs.
[+] It’s football…not soccer.
Total: 7

Australian
[+] You wear flip flops all year.
[ ] You call flipflops thongs, not flip flops.
[ ] You love a backyard barbie.
[+] You know a barbie is not a doll.
[+] You love the beach.
[+] Sometimes you swear without realizing.
[ ] You’re a sports fanatic.
[+] You are tanned.
[ ] You’re a bit of a bogan.
[ ] You have an australian something.
Total: 5

Italian
[ ] The Sopranos is a great show.
[+] Your last name ends in a vowel.
[ ] Your grandmother makes her own sauces.
[ ] You know how a real meatball tastes.
[ ] You know Italian songs.
[+] You have dark hair and dark eye color.
[ ] You speak some Italian.
[+] You are under 5’10”
[ ] You know what a Italian horn is.
[+] Pizza/spaghetti is the best food in the world!
[+] You talk with your hands.
Total: 4

Spanish
[ ] You say member instead of Remember.
[ ] You speak spanish or some.
[ ] You like tacos.
[ ] YoU TyPe lIkE ThIs On Da CoMpUtEr.
[+] You are dark skinned.
[ ] You know what a Puta is.
[+] You talk fast occasionally.
[ ] You have had highlights or have dyed your hair.
[ ] You know what platanos are.
Total: 2

Russian
[ ] You say villian as: Vee-lon.
[+] You get short tempered.
[+] You know of somebody named Natasha.
[ ] You don’t get cold easily.
[+] Rain is fun for you.
[ ] You get into contests all the time.
[ ] You can easily make do with the cold weather.
Total: 3

Irish
[ ] You think beer is the best.
[ ] You have a bad temper.
[ ] Your last name starts with a Mc, Murph, O’, Fitz or ends with a ley, on, un, an, in, ry, ly, y.
[ ] You have blue or green eyes.
[ ] You like the color green.
[ ] You have been to a st. pattys day party.
[ ] You have a family member from Ireland.
[ ] You have hair everywhere.
[ ] You have/had freckles.
[ ] Your family get-togethers always include drinking and singing.
Total: 0

African American
[ ] You say ni#*a/nukka casually.
[ ] You have nappy hair.
[ ] You like rap.
[ ] You know how to shoot a gun.
[+] You think President George Walker Bush is racist.
[+] You like chicken.
[ ] You like watermelon.
[ ] You can dance.
[ ] You refer to people as ‘dawg’ or ‘homie’.
[ ] You can ‘sing’ gospel.
Total: 2

Asian
[+] You have slanty/small eyes.
[+] You like rice a lot.
[ ] You are good at math.
[+] You play/have played the piano.
[+] You have family from Asia.
[+] You laugh sometimes covering your mouth.
[+] Most people think you’re chinese.
[+] You call hurricanes typhoons.
[ ] You go to Baulko.
Total: 7

German
[+] You like bread.
[+] You think German Chocolate is good.
[ ] You speak some German.
[ ] You know what Schnitzel is.
[+] You went to pre-school.
[ ] You’re over 5’2.
[ ] You like Limburger cheese.
Total: 3

Canadian
[ ] You like/play/played hockey.
[ ] You love beer.
[+] You say eh. A lot.
[ ] You know what poutine is.
[ ] You speak some French.
[ ] You love Tim Horton’s.
[ ] At one point you lived in a farm house.
[ ] You watch/watched degrassi.
Total: 1

American
[ ] You hate foreigners.
[ ] You hate non-Christians.
[+] You’re lazy.
[ ] You are not cultured.
[ ] You hate abortion.
[ ] But love the penalty.
[ ] You don’t read.
[ ] You shop at walmart.
[+] You think this survey is rather biased.
Total: 2

5 Responses

  1. Izzu February 2, 2009 / 11:43 AM

    People seriously need a life already. The reason why the quality of malay language deteriorate was because people butcher it on the every day use, bastards. And enough of the boohoo woobie stories… Malays are not that spechul. -__-

    The only way for any ‘bangsa’ wanna rise to the top is for them to do it without having to depend for the country to push them up. Damn… they acted so pampered. -__-

    (sorry to go ranting here a bit nao, was being a cranky baru bangun tido retard)

    Geminianeyes: LOL, takpe. My car’s outside your house today, btw. Will pass you your stuff later. :P

  2. Tiara February 2, 2009 / 3:02 PM

    If you put your IC into a card reader (like an ASTRO box), you’ll see race and religion in there too. Though apparently my dad’s now Punjabi.

    Geminianeyes: I’m not sure whether to laugh or cry at your dad being a Punjabi.

  3. Tiara February 2, 2009 / 3:39 PM

    Well my mum has a random “A/P” in her name, so who knows??

  4. sringangel February 2, 2009 / 5:43 PM

    Pft.
    Instead of blaming it on language why don’t they blame their own attitude first.
    You don’t see the other races complaining about the lack of usage of their own language since the beginning of time =w=;;;;;;;;;;

    Geminianeyes: Actually in that same article, the Malaysian Chinese and the Indians are claiming the same thing.

  5. Dynast February 2, 2009 / 6:27 PM

    How strange- I’m pretty sure Malay was the child of lots of adopted works from various languages, English inclusive. “Televisyen”, anyone?

    And how in the world does it infringe their rights? :|

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