Hishamuddin Keris’ Folly:RANCANGAN MENYINGKIRKAN SASTERAWAN NEGARA DARI PENGAJARAN SEKOLAH


KENYATAAN MEDIA

28 Januari 2008

Cadangan Kementerian Pelajaran untuk menggantikan karya-karya para Sasterawan Negara dan penulis tersohor kita dengan penulis-penulis semasa yang dianggap popular di dalam mata pelajaran bahasa dan sastera di sekolah amat mengejutkan dan harus dibantah oleh semua yang menghargai nilai sastera dan warisan khazanah budaya negara.

Rancangan tersebut, yang dicadangkan untuk dilaksanakan pada 2010, dikatakan akan merangkumi penyingkiran karya tokoh-tokoh seperti Shahnon Ahmad, Usman Awang dan Samad Said, untuk digantikan dengan para penulis yang belum lagi terkenal ataupun penulis yang belum diiktiraf para karyawan. Kekayaan khazanah sastera mencerminkan ketinggian budaya sesebuah masyarakat, dan para sasterawan ini telah membina khazanah tersebut secara berterusan selama ini. Adakah kerajaan meluahkan penghargaan terhadap sumbangan mereka selama ini dengan tindakan sebegini?

Kami tidak membantah penggunaan teks penulis semasa yang dianggap popular sekadar memberikan pendedahan kepada pelajar tetapi galakan ini tidak seharusnya mengorbankan karya-karya agung bangsa. Di dalam perkara ini, selain dari mengembangkan karya-karya Bahasa Malaysia, kerajaan mesti turut mengambil peranan proaktif dalam mengembangkan sastera di dalam bahasa-bahasa lain terutamanya minat membaca hasil-hasil klasik sama ada di dalam Bahasa Inggeris, Cina mahupun Arab.

Pendidikan ialah hak asas semua rakyat dan menyediakan pendidikan yang bermutu ialah tanggungjawab pihak berkuasa. Meskipun Kementerian Pelajaran dalam sepuluh tahun kebelakangan ini sememangnya tidak dikenali kerana dasar dan tindakan yang munsabah, namun cadangan terbaru ini teramatlah tidak masuk akal, malah lebih dikesali andainya ia dibuat atas perkiraaan politik. Jelas sekali, tidak ada sebarang manfaat daripada cadangan ini. Saya menyeru semua rakyat Malaysia yang prihatin untuk membantah cadangan yang dikira dangkal dan merendah darjat budaya bangsa.

ANWAR IBRAHIM

Note:

Does the Minister of Education cum UMNO Election Chief for Permatang Puah Parliamentary Seat in 2008 General Elections know what he is doing in his Ministry? I think he is being sent into political oblivion to make way for the Prime Minister’s son-in-law, Khairy Jamaluddin. If not why send a Johor man to Province Wellesley when they know that Hishamuddin does not understand budaya utara. —Din Merican

6 thoughts on “Hishamuddin Keris’ Folly:RANCANGAN MENYINGKIRKAN SASTERAWAN NEGARA DARI PENGAJARAN SEKOLAH

  1. Knowing the bunch of samsengs/rempits in UMNO Youth, I hope this youth chieftian is not sent north to Permatang Pauh to create trouble during the GE.

    The people of Penang have decided. They are fed up with Barisan Nasional and their false promises. This GE 2008, we want to vote in the ‘united front’ a fresh new government!

    Thank you. With your support and others, we can bring about change in Malaysia. Din Merican

  2. Cik Din, i hate this guy so much. Just by looking at Hishamuddin kissing that keris makes me wanna puke. It’s because of him i’ve decided not to send my kids to goverment schools. As you’ve said long ago, this crook should be given the hardest ‘k.i.t.a.’. I wish to see more educationists like you to do anything just to bring this guy down or else our kids’ education will be at stake.

    Fahmi,

    If this man called Hishamuddin were working for me, I would have fired him a long ago, not just give him k.i.t.a. As you know, I have a low tolerance for incompetence and bull. I would not have cared whether he is the grandson of the founder of UMNO, Dato Jaffar Onn and son of Prime Minister Tun Hussein Onn. Either he pulls up his socks or he will be thrown out in a flash. By the way, I admire both Dato Onn and Tun Hussein Onn for integrity and high ethical and moral values and sacrifice.

    Don’t worry. We in KeADILan will reform the education system and make sure that we have truly dedicated teachers and educationists who are thoroughly professional in their work. We need Malaysians who can read, think and write critically and who are imbued with high ethical and moral values. Today, our students are being led by their noses like lembus and kerbaus. There is also too much political interference. Cheers, Din

  3. Permatang Pauh – that’s Keadilan’s seat, one and only seat in Parliament. So Mr Kerisman is sent on a mission? What is he going to promise this time? More promises that they never deliver, ..dozen chinese schools and ask the Chinese community for forgiveness?

    Guffaw,

    Wan Azizah is a model Parliamentarian who is dedicated to serving her constituents. She is not easy to write off. I regard her as a lady with a velvet glove and a resolve of titanium steel. In 2004, BN cheated but still lost the elections in Permatang Puah. Din Merican

  4. Yeah, I remember Wan Azizah was declared the winner only after a recount, right? Tried they did but as they say, God is Great!
    Let’s see what this Imam Hadhari is up to, sending rockweiller to Permatang Pauh?

  5. saya selaku generasi remaja zaman sekarang merasakan perkara ini tidak wajar dilakukan.Ini kerana sastera melayu terdahulu wajar di hidupkan semula kerana ini adalah warisan bangsa kita..
    HIDUP KOMSAS!!!…….

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