Thursday, 7 July 2011

Leadership Crisis in Malaysia


As I was born and brought up in Malaysia, I always wanted a peaceful and safe country. Building a nation is not an easy job. No matter what people say, politic is the mastermind of all national’s agenda. Well I accept that politic is dirty, full of lies, and so on. But, every citizen’s fate is decided by the politicians chosen by the people.

Recently, I conducted an informal research on how many leaders, especially politic leaders whom graduated from the Institut Pengajian Tinggi Awam(IPTA). This research is to know how far our education system could produce caliber leaders.

Let us start from the highest rank which is the Prime Minister. Since 1957 till now, we had six PMs. Can u believe that only 1 PM is from IPTA which turn out to be Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamed from Universiti Malaya (UM). While the rest are graduates from overseas.

To my surprise, only less than 20 % of the current cabinet decided on 9th of April 2009 are from IPTA. These are the ministers from IPTA :
-Tan Sri Muhyddin Yassin (Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education)
-Tan Sri Nor Mohd Yakoop (Ministers in the Prime Minister's Department:   Economic Planning Unit)
-Dato’ Seri Ahmad Husni Hanadzlah (Minister of Finance II)
-Dato’ Seri Khaled Nordin (Minister of Higher Education)
-Dato’ Ahmad Shabery Cheek (Minister of Youth and Sports)
-Datuk Ismail Sabri Yaakob (Minister of Domestic Trade, Co-operatives and Consumerism)
-Dato’ Seri Sharizat Abdul Jalil (Minister of Women, Family and Community Development)
-Datuk SK Devamany (Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department)
- Datuk Seri Dr. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi (Minister of Defence)
-Datuk Ahmad Maslan ( Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department)
-Dato’ Razali Ibrahim (Deputy Minister for Youth and Sports)
-Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (Minister of Health)
- Datuk  Dr. Wee Ka Siong (Deputy of Education Minister)

 If we look into the Opposition coalition, only a few are from IPTA, whom are Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim (UM), Sivarasa(UM), Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Khalid Ibrahim (UM), Teresa Kok (USM), Nasharuddin Mat Isa (UiTM), and Hatta Ramli (UKM). While the rest are again surprisingly graduates from overseas(I could not find all the details of the opposition leaders).

In conclusion, it clearly proves that there are only a few leaders from local universities. Is our education system still capable to produce quality leaders or we still have to depend on overseas graduates to rule our country? We really hope our local universities will buck up to produce more outstanding leaders in the coming years.

By bhengbros                                                                                                                               (>_<)”

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  1. this is really an interesting statistics...kudos to the author...

  2. Anonymous08 July, 2011

    We can't jump into a conclusion, because either students from local universities never participated in politics or the AUKU in Universities is never letting the students to participate form grass root level. Thus making the overseas students to manipulate the system. I even wander how many of them have a valid degree. Its a question to ponder about.

  3. I agree with anonymous... let's ponder