Saturday, January 17, 2015

Only Malay Muslims Can Wear the Baju Kurung

A Form 3 student Britney Nicole – who recently transferred to SMK Seri Mutiara in Cheras from Sarawak – must have got the shock of her life when she was barred from entering class because she was wearing a baju kurung uniform.
The school had claimed it was against the dress code and that only Malay Muslims were allowed to wear the attire. 
Nicole, who is ethnically a Lun Bawang, explained that on her first day at school (i.e. January 12), the senior assistant asked her whether she was Malay or Chinese, to which she replied she was Sarawakian. Her aunt, Agnes Padan, 35, who was with her at the time, said they were then told Nicole would have to wear a pinafore to school the next time.

However since the student showed up to school again wearing a “baju kurung”, school authorities stopped her and according to one news report. they even insisted she wait outside the school’s premises until someone could come pick her up to go home.

As it turned out, Britney waited from 7 AM to 10 AM when her aunt’s husband, Lawrence Jayaraj, 45, could pick her up.
And if that wasn’t nonsensical enough – Lawrence was advised by the senior assistant principal to get Bantuan Rakyat 1Malaysia (BR1M) aid in order that he could buy proper uniforms.
School principal Mohd Amir Abdul Ghani made the school looked stupider when he said that if he had been in school on that day, the incident would not have happened and gone viral on social media.

How absurd can the country become? And Malaysians wonder why the country is not progressing!?!

In response, Education Minister Muhyiddin Yassin said on Thursday that the regulation was not right. He said schools should not set their own regulations as they wished.

Yeah right, why didn't he please tell the morons in our schools?!?
The Malaysian Insider file pic, January 15, 2015

Just a month after he lodged a police report against controversial 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), Batu Kawan UMNO deputy division head Khairuddin Abu Hassan on Thursday made a similar report with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC)‎. He said that he wanted the anti-corruption body to look into reports of alleged mismanagement in the sovereign wealth fund.
Also on Thursday, I was given a speaking slot at the Sunway University Toastmasters meeting and I delivered CC speech #3 titled "Lost Love". My evaluator was Renganathan. This was a speech that was also impromptu and equally funny. And I  was voted Best Project Speaker. Overall, a good meeting and I am giving it a score of a 7 over 10.


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