“Our parents sent us to SRJK(T) Kg Pandan. We had difficult time adjusting to SK environment at lower secondary level. Our command of Bahasa and Eng. was very low. We had difficulties in communicating with others then, except among ourselves. I don't want our children to face our problem at their formative age. They must be given the best opportunity to integrate early as possible as Malaysians. One school is the only way. But we worry ... hope our politicians think like us. Otherwise we are forever at their mercy, starting as pawn and ending as sacrificial pieces on their chess board.”
By #1,636: Chemeira Nathan who signed the "Kempen Satu Sekolah Untuk Semua" petition!
We, the SSS people sympathize with you bro/sis Chemeirra.
It greatly pains us to hear you saying, “But we worry ... hope our politicians think like us. Otherwise we are forever at their mercy, starting as pawn and ending as sacrificial pieces on their chess board.”
We are more than happy to welcome you, to join hands in making and contributing our pooled efforts however small to save our future Malaysian children from being continuously used as “pawns and ending as sacrificial pieces on their chess board” as your good self most aptly pen it.
Some of the first-day experiences of our children’s first-day at school are harrowing enough, sometimes taking a lot of effort and time to “repair”; but if we deliberately expose our children to double of such exposes, once at Std. One and again at Form One, it could be traumatic and could never be erased form their memories, especially the sensitive and timid ones. It could most certainly leads to the production of damaging dropouts and individual who failed to fit into society etc. etc. which do not bode well for our country in terms of positive productivity.
But, by the look of it, you Chemeira are one of the lucky ones who made it good, at least judging by your English and maturity of thought. We would like very much to chronicle first hand experiences and testimonies like yours.
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