Is there a plan to let our kids be smart?

I am not sold on the Keluarga Malaysia concept because for all my life, I have felt, at most, like a very distant cousin.

Erna Mahyuni, The Malay Mail Online

I have lived long enough to have seen the results and proposals of more than one Malaysian Plan and really, I do wish we would try to stop achieving the impossible.

Don’t get me wrong. I believe in this country’s potential. My confidence in the frequent proposals and grand plans, however, is non-existent.

You know what’s missing in Malaysia besides laptops promised in some Budget not long ago? Imagination.

Perhaps I say it a little too often but really, we can’t keep doing things a certain way and expect different results.

Some time ago, some official said we needed more skilled workers.

Newsflash: it’s not like we’re not producing them. It’s just the better ones or the ones with resources leave.

There is no innovation, nor is there foresight in the “new” Malaysian Plan.

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