There's a lot of discussions about PPSMI (Pengajaran Dan Pembelajaran Sains Dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Inggeris/ Teaching and Learning Science and Mathematics in English) for students in Malaysia. Some parents , students , and even teachers reject it , and some would exaggerate , by protesting with banners and assaulting the government with mockeries in public. And for what reason did those narrow-minded people did that ? Well, one of the ridiculous reason I heard from some parents that by doing so , the youngs would be under the influence of the British and would lead to another 'colonized Malaysia'. And the most common reason I heard is "martabatkan bahasa melayu".
Heck ! I would like to see those who hold on that stupid statements and smack the truth in them. In my humblest opinion ,English is needed in these 2 subjects (Science and Math) , as they were, and still are, used worldwide and moreover, it's a global language. Where could you find malay-speaking professors in Harvard , Yale , or Oxford ? Unless they started to hire some. I dont mean to undermine Bahasa Melayu , but during these days , most of the jobs available require students to master and speak fluent English , as they might going to compete with people around the world, and of course Bahasa Melayu in order to strive and able to support their lives.
Parents should see this through , rather then attacking the government mindlessly, and think of what PPSMI will help their children in furthering their studies towards the international level and becoming a respected person not only in Malaysia , but also in all countries.