Tag Archives: English

September 20

English barrier for Bumiputera graduates in job hunt, says MEF

Bumiputeras lagging in labour market mobility and educational achievements is not a new problem, says the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF). It said the poor command of English among many Bumiputera graduates was the main reason why they found it hard to get jobs in the private sector, which accounts for more than 90% of jobs […]

February 04

How to overcome lack of English proficiency

FMT’s Nurul Azwa Aris reports an activist says the best thing to do is to bring back English medium schools. The Parent Action Group for Education (Page) has called for the revival of English medium schools in the country, saying there is no better way of improving the command of the English language among Malaysians. […]

November 27

Rafidah hits out at narrow minds opposing wider use of English

Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz says one does not become less Malaysian by being fluent in English and other foreign languages. Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz says one does not become less Malaysian by being fluent in English and other foreign languages. Malaysians must not allow narrow perceptions under the guise of nationalism to come in the […]

November 22

Be more practical, master the English language!

Sarawak Chief Minister Tan Sri Adenan Satem defended his recent decision to make English the preferred official language of the state, saying he was only being realistic and that “as long as we are on the Earth, we must learn and master English”. “Be more practical! Don’t think you are living on the moon: you […]

June 23

The sad state of English in Malaysia, writes Wong Chun Wai

MY COLLEAGUE received a press statement sent by a very high-ranking official of a government department recently. Wong Chun Wai shares … Johor’s Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar has called for English to be made a medium of instruction. — PHOTO: THE STAR   It was personally written in English by the official and […]

June 13

Can we save our English from going down the drain?

The Federal Government is not doing enough to help our students become more proficient in English. Fa Abdul of Free Malaysia Today shares a major concern: I was at a deli in a mall yesterday when I overheard a mat salleh couple asking the manager there for directions. “I think better you do like this. […]