Education Policy

Manifesto items have been compiled from articles and statements on the internet and Aliran sources. The following sources are referred to by the following initials and you can reach them by clicking on the following hyperlinks:
PP: People’s Plan, part of The People’s Declaration updated 2008 for GE12 in Haris Ibrahim’s blog.
CR: Agenda for Concrete Reforms, drawn up by civil society leaders for GE13 as reported by Dr Kua Kia Soong in Malaysiakini.
BJ: Buku Jingga, Pakatan Rakyat’s manifesto for GE13.

If more information on a particular manifesto item is available, you can reach it by clicking on its hyperlink, indicated by blue text.

To indicate whether you are for or against this manifesto item, click on either the for or anti radio button and click Vote. You can only vote once for each item from the same computer. Go to this page to choose your top 10 most important manifesto items for inclusion in the Citizens’ Manifesto for GE14.

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E1Abolishing discrimination on the basis of ethnicity, religion, age, gender or creed relating to entry into educational institutionsCR1 yearSpecific
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E2Promoting quality holistic education, equal opportunities, social justice, creativity, critical thinking as well as scientific and technological knowledge required for research & development and vocational skills. Comment: Easy to say, difficult to do.CRLong termAspirational
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E3Supporting, preserving and developing indigenous peoples’ mother tongue language and educationCRMid termMore work required
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E4Recognizing certificates and degrees based on academic accreditation and not politics, e.g. UECCR1 yearSpecific
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E5Implement a salary scheme with a fair and comprehensive assessment system for teachers which will be on par with that of engineers, accountants and doctorsBJMid term?populist & unaffordable
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E6Reduce the bureaucratic and administrative burden faced by our educatorsBJMid termMore work required
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E7Restore intellectual and academic freedom to the universities, by ending all forms of political interference in their administrationBJMid termMore work required
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E8Create a Selection Panel, staffed by experts, to shortlist and assess the suitability of candidates to lead the universities. Committment to the principle of academic meritocracy in universitiesBJMid termMore work required
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