Tag Archives: English

English as the medium of instruction

My old school friend, Kee Thuan Chye, wrote an interesting piece below on English proficiency that had appeared in the Free Malaysia Today news portal. I am in agreement with his point of view but I would also like to … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Jobless graduates a strain on taxpayers

An online news item in today’s The Malaysian Insider carried an interesting story on the plight of jobless graduates in the country. KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — Bad work attitudes coupled with poor communication skills topped by unrealistic pay demands … Continue reading

Posted in Careers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

English is the dominant language of business

This Reuters news item should be food for thought for people who think that the English language is not important to their lives. On the contrary, if one wants to progress in their careers, the English language is seen as … Continue reading

Posted in Careers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Passport to bad English

This story appeared in the Free Malaysia Today website on 15 April 2012. It simply accentuates the depths which the Federal Government have sunk to in their command of the English Language. PETALING JAYA: Hundreds of thousands of Malaysian passports … Continue reading

Posted in General | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Graduate unemployment

This is from a Bernama report today. The Ministry of Higher Education cited a study by the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers to give the top five reasons for unemployment among university graduates. The first two reasons are a lack of … Continue reading

Posted in Careers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

English fluency still poor

According to the Malaysian Examinations Council that runs the Malaysian University English Test (MUET), only about 48 percent of candidates were able to achieve Band Three or higher in the latest MUET. The results, which were released late last week, … Continue reading

Posted in Careers | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment