Soalan politik kertas Pendidikan Moral SPM timbulkan kekecohan...
Calon SPM mengadu bahawa kerajaan dilihat cuba mempengaruhi fahaman politik mereka menerusi kertas Pendidikan Moral dan mengindoktrinasi mereka supaya tidak lagi menyertai atau mengambil bahagian dalam aktiviti politik.
Mengimbas kembali soalan berdasarkan ingatan, pelajar berkata calon bagi kertas tersebut diminta untuk menjawab soalan-soalan berdasarkan nota ringkas dan gambar.
(Peraturan Peperiksaan melarang calon-calon daripada membawa kertas soalan keluar dari dewan peperiksaan.)
Nota itu menyebut bahawa penjawat atau kakitangan awam tidak dibenarkan mengambil bahagian dalam protes anti-kerajaan; manakala gambar itu memaparkan dua pelajar sedang bercakap antara satu sama lain.
Pelajar A sedang menampal poster mempromosikan perhimpunan anti-kerajaan dan berkata bahawa beliau akan menerima RM100 selepas selesai menaikkan poster. Pelajar B pula menasihatkan pelajar A supaya tidak berbuat demikian.
Soalan-soalan yang diajukan:
(a) Mengapa pelajar tidak seharusnya mengambil bahagian dalam perhimpunan anti-kerajaan?
(b) Bagaimana sekolah boleh mengelakkan pelajar daripada mengambil bahagian dalam perhimpunan anti-kerajaan?
(c) Kita perlu menyokong pendirian Pelajar B. Mengapa?
Seorang lagi calon SPM mengesahkan kepada Malaysiakini bahawa soalan-soalan itu ditanya dalam kertas Pendidikan Moral SPM tahun ini. - mk
Did minister have hand in politicised SPM paper...
DAP supremo Lim Kit Siang in a statement today said Mahdzir should also inform the public if the officers responsible would be punished for such “irresponsible conduct”.
Lim condemned what he described as a blatant attempt to brainwash students with politically loaded questions on "anti-government rallies" in this year’s SPM moral education paper as reported by Malaysiakini yesterday.
"(The questions) involved a not-so-subtle attempt to tell lies and demonise protest gatherings as anti-government and anti-national, even suggesting that those who participate in them are not high-minded idealists but 'mercenaries'," he said.
Noting that students were not allowed to remove the question paper from the examination hall, Lim urged Mahdzir to make public the said paper.
"(Let) parents and public judge for themselves whether the questions were appropriate and suitable - like the 'absurd' question which asked candidates what were the positive effects of queueing up to collect water during a water supply cut," said Lim.
"Why vilify civil society groups as anti-government and anti-national, as well as subtly spreading lies and falsehoods, when moral education should inculcate students with good virtues instead of being ‘brainwashing' courses?" he said.
'Second major scandal'
A SPM candidate had complained to Malaysiakini that the government appeared to be trying to brainwash students through the moral education paper and indoctrinate them, so that they would not participate in political activities.
Recalling the question from memory, the student said candidates for the paper were asked to answer questions based on a notice and a picture, alluding that participation in "anti-government" rallies is an immoral activity.
Lim pointed out that this is the second scandal involving the Education Ministry, in less than three months since Mahdzir succeeded Umno deputy president Muhyiddin Yassin.
"The first is the tragedy of the seven Orang Asli students of SK Tohoi, Gua Musang who went missing for some 50 days, ending with five dead and two alive.
"Even up to now, Mahdzir has not been able to restore the confidence of the Orang Asli people in Gua Musang in the education system as more than 50 percent of the Orang Asli parents have refused to send their children back to the school because of their safety concerns especially in Kampung Penad, Gawin, Simpor and Rekom," he said. - mk
Can anybody see what's WRONG with this picture? Didn't someone used to BRAG about being the ONLY leader to be invited to 'Play Golf' with Obama? But if you're FAMOUS world wide on the Wall Street Journal for getting $700MIL USD in 'donations' into your Personal Bank Account which has NEVER been fully explained till now where the money went.WHO would want to be caught by Press speaking to you...