Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Singapore’s minister mentor and former Prime Minister told new immigrants, their children must study hard for better prospects, and that mastering English is an essential step towards achieving success in Singapore. Only then will they be able to compete on an equal footing.

Mr Lee said: "If you want to succeed in Singapore, you must have a good grasp of English. English is a common language to communicate with people from different places and races."

Apa sia Bilang (What I Say).
In Malaysia, English is the second language but used as a medium of instruction in the Science and Mathematic subjects. Some quarters are vocally aggressive in urging the government to revert back to the teaching of the subject to Bahasa Melayu. If the government revert to using Bahasa Melayu then we are going backward as English is a language of knowledge.

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