Friday, 8 August 2014
Of course, blame it on something else
And here you have it, the Chief Minister of that state down south who is trying to squirm his way out of a bad situation.
reported two days ago in the Malaysian Digest news portal that a poor understanding of the English language had been identified as the main reason that led to the Malacca High School relocation fiasco.
Idris Haron said he had called for an investigation to be conducted on the safety of "highland schools" such as Sekolah Menengah Sains Muzaffar Shah but this was misinterpreted by certain quarters as "land at the high school."
All I can say is, really? Poor understanding of the English language? You mean that Malacca's exco meetings are conducted in English? Well, well, well, that's a revelation indeed. Good for him that he is trying to get his executive councillors to improve their language skills. But better still if he tries to improve the language skills and understanding of the government servants under his charge. If they - the government servants - can misinterpret government decisions to their liking, it says a lot for the quality of selecting and hiring competent people to helm important posts in the state. So this does not absolve him or his government from this controversy.
Anyway, I'm happy for the Malacca High School. At least, the alumni can now stand down from their protests.