Saturday, December 6, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

scrap vernacular schools!! Anything wrong with you datuk??

When i open online newspaper today i got a shock to know that datuk mukhriz made statement that vernacular schools should be scraped. The reason was to create unity and get rid of racism and at the same time there was also stated that 99% of the countries in the world practised a single school system.Great yup what happened to that "SEKOLAH WAWASAN THAT WE STARTED". Datuk with all the respect what is the great difference that we could do scraping all this vernacular school before 1957 and even till 1970's most of the malaysian citizen were in vernacular schools and at that point of time there was no racism or even "ketuanan melayu" have been questioned but all this happens now where the number of vernacular schools are dropping and the students that entering these vernacular schools are also tumbling down so how do you even relate this thing.Are you running out of ideas??? I would like to believe that all the issues regarding race,religion and culture were brought in by the english men to rule us if you still remember the term "pecah perintah" and is the same thing some third rated politicians using it for they own benefits now.If you say 99% of the countries in the world practice a single school system the why dont we follow everything comparing us with the rest of the globe.Scrap political party which only represent one race,scrap quota system,scrap 2 different judiciary system,scrap NEP,scrap money politics,scrap dirty politics and then think about scraping vernacular school!!! Dont let our new generation lose their root and the culture.Its a just language let everyone have their right to learn their mother tongue!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008

At least five doctors to suffer from mental woes every month

KUALA LUMPUR: Every month, at least five doctors are found to be suffering from mental illnesses, director-general of health Tan Sri Dr Mohd Ismail Merican said.

He said these doctors were either psychotic or neurotic but still managed to get into medical schools because these schools were not screening students meticulously enough.

“When the doctors complete their two-year housemanship and their applications are submitted for registration with the Malaysian Medical Council (MMC), they fail to get registered.

“Their supervisors do not certify them as fit to be registered because of indiscipline and poor attitude arising from mental health problems.

“The mental cases range from psychotic to neurotic. Psychotic cases include delusions and hallucinations, and neurotic behaviour includes anxiety, fear and anger due to the competitive environment,” said Dr Ismail.

These medical graduates, totalling about 60 cases a year, are unable to cope with their housemanship as they may have been pressured by their parents to take up medicine.

Dr Ismail said it was disheartening to note this emerging trend due to an inefficient selection process, adding that the mental cases were referred to the Medical Review Panel (MRP).

Since many of these graduates have spent a lot of money on their medical education, the MRP may extend their housemanship and at the same time send them for psychiatric treatment.

“In the event they are assigned to work, they will be thoroughly supervised and counselled by experts and given light duties until their mental condition improves.

“I am not so sure whether we can identify those with attitude problems during an interview unless such problems are obvious,” Dr Ismail said at a forum on Training Future Doctors: Have we got it right?”

About 2,000 medical doctors are registered annually from 21 local medical schools and 400 recognised schools overseas.

Different medical schools around the world have different selection criteria for their students, Dr Ismail said.

However, he said that the ministry was also planning some form of examination to check their attitude, knowledge and experience after they complete their final examination.

Most of the mentally ill students, he said, could have undergone pressure and depression while studying and faced difficulty in coping in a hospital environment.

The other weakness was a lack of proficiency in the English language.

Higher Education director-general Prof Datuk Dr Radin Umar Radin Sohadi said the ministry was currently reviewing universities’ curricula to ensure high standards in medical education and training for doctors.

“Uppermost on our minds will be the safety and well-being of patients,” he said.