Happy Teachers Day 2017

In different countries, the day chosen to mark Teachers Day has particular significance for the teaching profession there.

It may come as a surprise that Teachers Day — the day set aside to commemorate and honour the special work of teachers — is celebrated throughout the world on different days.

In our region, for instance, it falls on Jan 16 in Thailand; in Malaysia on May 16; in Brunei on Sept 23, in the Philippines on Oct 5; and in Singapore on the first Friday of September.

There is, of course, a World Teachers Day, which is celebrated on Oct 5. And some countries like Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Cameroon, Canada, Germany, Maldives, Myanmar, Qatar and the United Kingdom celebrate it on Oct 5.

 But why is there this variation, throughout the world, concerning the day designated as Teachers Day?

Obviously, each of those days on which Teachers Day is celebrated has particular significance for the teaching profession for each of those countries.

In the different countries, the day chosen marks an important milestone in the history of education there, or the death or the birth of an important national educator.

So, why is May 16 designated as Teachers Day in Malaysia?

Quite simply, because this is the date the Razak Report was formally endorsed by the Federal Legislative Assembly of the Federation of Malaya in 1956, a year before independence.

The Report, named after Datuk Abdul Razak Hussein (later Tun), the country’s first Education Minister (and later the second Prime Minister), was pivotal in providing a framework for the education system in post-independent Malaya and later Malaysia.

One can only imagine the deliberations that may have gone on behind closed doors as members of the committee that produced the report grappled with the inherent problems of nation-building in this fledgling nation.

The country was demographically plural, with different schooling systems for its different communities, and the question that was surely at the forefront of the minds of the members of the committee then must have been “how do we lay the foundations for a united nation, from a diverse population with varied aspirations and hopes?”

This is clearly evident from the terms of reference of the report: to recommend …establishing a national system of education acceptable to the people of the Federation as a whole, which will satisfy their needs and promote their cultural, social, economic and political development as a nation…”

Crucially, the report recognised schooling was pivotal to the processes of national integration and sought ways in which this could be achieved.

It endorsed Malay as the national language of the country and recommended that all students would be required to study the language.

The report also confronted the complexity of the processes of nation-building in a multicultural, multilingual polity and steered clear of simplistic solutions to complex problems.

Rather than opt for a single, homogeneous school system for all students, the report recommended the establishment of, at the primary level, a national stream — called in the report, Standard schools — in which Malay was the medium of instruction, and a Standard-type school stream in which Chinese or Tamil were the medium of instruction.

While students going through the standard and standard-type school streams may have had their education through different medium of instruction, the report recommended common curriculum content for the standard and standard-type schools, thus confronting the issue of unity in diversity.

As these students progressed on to secondary school, the report recommended a single system.

And these recommendations were taken up in different ways in subsequent education reports that followed the Razak Report in the last 60 years.

As we celebrate Teachers Day on May 16 and honour the individual teachers who made a difference in celebrations held in various schools throughout the length and breadth of this nation, we are also reminded of the deliberations that went into the framing of the Razak Report that recognised diversity in forging national unity.

In a sense, some of the issues that were at the forefront back then in 1956 still remain with us today.

They are a sober reminder that nation-building is a process. It is a work in progress.

Happy Teachers Day 2017!

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MAY DAY! MAY DAY, MAY DAY.

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International Workers’ Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an ancient European spring festival. The date was chosen for International Workers’ Day by the Second International, a pan-national organization of socialist and communist political parties, to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on 4 May 1886. The 1904 International Socialist Conference in Amsterdam, the Sixth Conference of the Second International, called on “all Social Democratic Party organisations and trade unions of all countries to demonstrate energetically on the First of May for the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, for the class demands of the proletariat, and for universal peace.”

Being a traditional European spring celebration, May Day is a national public holiday in several European countries. The date is currently celebrated specifically as “Labour Day” or “International Workers’ Day” in the majority of countries, including those that didn’t traditionally celebrate May Day. Some countries celebrate a Labour Day on other dates significant to them, such as the United States, which celebrates Labor Day on the first Monday of September.

Happy Labor Day 2017

Happy Eid Mubarak Eid al-Adha 2015

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Eid al-Adha or “Festival of Sacrifice” or “Greater Eid” is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims all over the world to commemorate the willingness of Abraham (Ibrahim) to sacrifice his son Ishmael (Isma’il) as an act of obedience to God, before God intervened to provide him with a ram to sacrifice instead. The meat is divided into three parts: the family retains one third of the share, another third is stored and the other third is given to the poor and needy. Eid al-Adha is the latter of two Eid festivals celebrated by Muslims, the first being Eid ul-Fitr. Like Eid ul FitrEid, al-Adha begins with a prayer followed by a sermon. Eid al-Adha is celebrated annually on the 10th day of the 12th and the last Islamic month of Dhu al-Hijjah of the lunar Islamic calendar. Eid al-Adha celebrations start after the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia by Muslims worldwide. The date is approximately 70 days (2 Months and 10 days) after the end of the month of Ramadan. Ritual observance of the holiday lasts until sunset of the 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah.

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Wishes to all Muslims around the worlds “Happy Eid Mubarak Eid al-Adha

Ouch!!! When the DUST entering the EYES …

18th Ramadhan 1436
5th July 2015

Closed literacy over time and has entered the 18th day all Muslims around the world doing number four in Pillars of Islam it fasting. Many things happened, I had no time to posting my story about what happen. I always received email about my Community that I follow. You guys doing very great in writing. It’s so impressive and I admire you guys.

Yesterday I had a movies for get rid of my boredness. When fasting I just sit back and relax. What was movies that I watch???

TINKERBELL AND THE LEGEND OF THE NEVERBEAST

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Plot [Wikipedia]
Fun and talented animal fairy Fawn believes you can’t judge a book by its cover, or an animal by its fangs, so she befriends a huge and mysterious creature known as the NeverBeast. While Tink and her friends aren’t so sure about this scary addition to Pixie Hollow, the elite Scout Fairies set out to capture the monster before he destroys their home. Fawn must trust her heart and take a leap of faith if she hopes to rally the girls to save the NeverBeast.

Fawn has rescued a baby hawk with a broken wing. She tries to hide it from the others as she tries to take it out of the forest as hawks eat fairies. The hawks arrive to attack and to reclaim the baby, but the scout-fairies are able to fend them off. Fawn is reprimanded by Queen Clarion for only following her heart and not her head. After helping the baby hawk return to its rightful place, Fawn hears an unfamiliar roar and decides to fly to the depths of the forest to investigate. She finds a strange creature that has never been seen before. After observing its behavior she surmises that it has traits similar to many different animals she’s encountered, save for one peculiar activity. The beast is building mysterious towers of rock in each of the four sides of Pixie Hollow. She names him Gruff.

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Ouch!!! When the invisible small particle dust suddenly entering my eyes…

note: Looking my cat to hugging and to love.. I Love You Panda!!! 😢