I thought I want to answer tag from Nina on how well you know your husband.. but then visited Tun Dr Mahathir's website, che det. I read about Pengajaran & Pembelajaran Sains dan Matematik dalam Bahasa Inggeris (PPSMI). Honestly, I was quite against this PPSMI.. sebab? hmm.. well.. let me put it this way..
1. I stay in Beijing, China. In China, locals proud of their language and outsider need to learn Mandarin to communicate and interact.
2. I did have opportunity to have a short stay (a month and a half) in Paris. French people also proud of their language and barely want to speak English (some times even if they can!) so point 1 & 2 make me want to be proud of bahasa.. untuk membudayakan bahasa.. (tp saya nih ckp tak serupa bikin.. saya selalu guna bahasa rojak! abah tok, now i see your point!)
3. There is someone I know whom, when he was small, he used to be among the last in his class, don't really like to learn and study as no one push him to do so. until he had a teacher who gave him free tuition, helped him, encourage him to study. and thanks to that teacher, he's able to have interest in study and succeed. as for this young kid, whom I see as representative of average children/student, how are they going to succeed if Math and Science is taught in English? even in bahasa its already hard enough for them as they have no one to help them out with study? now even in English? who're going to help them with homework and study as their own parents dont even speak or know a word in English.. thus, as for me, this will bring a big gap between average students and smart students. average students could be far left behind.
4. and worse, many teachers have not conquer english very well. so how are they going to be able to deliver in english?
these are just some of my worries.. but TDM has his points why PPSMI should continue.. what u guys think?