Wednesday, October 30, 2013


Since Pak Ungku (Royal Professor Dr. Ungku Aziz) withdrew from the vice-chancellor in 1988, after 20 years of its mandate to lead the University of Malaya (UM), the hot post more often changed hands. In the same period (1988 - 2008), six figures and public administration scholars are given the opportunity to lead UM (full list: click here ). Professor Tan Sri Dr. Ghauth Jasmon his contract expires as vice chancellor from November 7.

intake source: here

Professor Ghauth place will be filled in turn by Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Amin bin Jalal who is UM alumni in 1982 in the medical field (click  here ).He also earned master's expertise ( FRCS ) of Edinburgh, Scotland in 1989 in the field otorhinolaringologi (surgical head, eyes and neck). Professor Amin is the third vice-chancellor of a medical background after Professor Dr. Anuar Zaini (2000) and Professor Dr. Hashim Yaacob (2003). 

UM vice-chancellor's job as it is a challenge given the status as the oldest and premier universities in Malaysia. In addition to maintaining the number one position, the UM must always find a way to emerge as one of the world's best universities (once stood at 89th position as Professor Hashim Yaacob era). Professor Amin also hopes to  improve the performance of UM through strengthening the university's leadership, the quality of research and publications, the quality of faculty, students, international positioning and revenue generation.

While other public universities, and institutes of higher learning, busy with the issue of their employability, UM is expected to continue the tradition of academic excellence that lead to leadership and innovation. Together with four other research universities (UKM, UPM, USM and UTM), UM has always been a key benchmark of higher learning. Other comprehensive university focusing on hands-on (applied and vocational), but further research universities in the future as a leader and trigger reform.

UM definitely continue to be key achievers in the country. In fact, UM also open the door to international students, especially graduate studies (master and doctorate). UM already has Asia-Europe Institute which brings together the world's leading scholars and researchers.

Although UM aims to strengthen its position as a world-class university, local image should not be cold. UM can only take as many international visiting professors to fill academic positions in any department and faculty, but must remain superior local expertise. Case Institute of Principalship rebranding the Institute of Educational Leadership with international lecturers almost entirely may need to be reviewed.

Without denying the scholarly Professor Alma Haris internationally distributed educational leadership theory and transactional him, but the leadership of the principal should receive touch input of local scholars, at least for a master's level course work. Perhaps the master's programs and doctoral research mode may be open to local and international candidates. Balance between internationalization strategy with local image should get the attention of the new leadership of the UM.

Great job already waiting in the hot seat Professor Amin UM vice-chancellor. Responses to the belief is loyalty, dedication and achievement.Hopefully Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Amin bin Jalal will successfully drive the UM at the top of the belief that excellence is given, amin ...

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Military coup: Egypt continues to remain difficult (MIDDLE EAST POLITICAL MELIEU)

Power crisis after the fall of the dictatorial regime of Hosni Mubarak is still not over. President Dr. Morsi elected through the ballot box was ousted by the military led by Defense Minister Morsi own appointment. There are allegations that there was a foreign intelligence arena in inciting anti-Morsi to go down to the road as it does in Turkey in almost the same period.

Morsi, engineering PhD graduate from the United States, a senior member of the Muslim Brotherhood movement, could only hold about a year presidency. In the shortest period of rule, a lot of effort trying to do, including reaching out to his political enemies as supporters of Hosni Mubarak, the military generals, secular factions and the Coptic Christians. Although aware of the risks of betrayal as the folding scissors, Morsi give them a place in the government.

The end has already been noted. Morsi political enemies manipulate the space provided to plan events that will work coup illegal regime Tel Aviv were relieved, while Palestinians in Gaza back when confronted with Zionist terrorism Rafah door shut again. Morsi has already imposed sanctions in the house, and will be prosecuted to the various charges that will throw him into prison.

Egypt was admired as earth prophets, as well as a great civilization heritage. So, no wonder that Egypt emerged as one of the international tourist destination like down the Nile and see the pride of Pharaoh through the remains of pyramid building in Cairo. Egypt is also a focus of Muslim students across the world in the field of Islamic studies and medicine.

However, Egypt is not out of status as a third world country. Poverty and illiteracy rate among people of Egypt is still high (just literacy rate reached 72 percent, compared with 89 per cent of Malaysia: click here and  here ). Low access to education resulting in emotional considerations and sentiment more easily exploited.

The world is still waiting for further developments, especially about 52 percent of voters support Morsi in the last presidential election. Media reports describe a total of two million anti-Morsi master's Tahrir Square and more than eight million fans Morsi went down to the road, but their response was too late. Anarchist politics will be terminated immediately when the goal is reached before the public realise that the original organizers are not as great support for the uncovered when the 'real power' shows strength rise.

Missionary movement the Muslim Brotherhood, founded by Hassan al-Banna and Sayyid Qutb about 85 years ago are now faced with a very severe test. Freedom and Justice Party is the political wing of the Brotherhood is likely to be blocked from further active. Idealism is triggered through speeches, lectures, intellectual discourse, and writing usrah spread quickly around the world is not a guarantee of performance in the real world.

Power politics and reading tables was a stark contrast to ordinary logic and logic level. Thus, the expression of one foot that politicians are already in prison cell is not a baseless humor. Let us pray that Egypt will be back on track by civil authority masterminded a cunning foreign intervention ...

Thursday, February 14, 2013


Principle of social and state life only be achieved by a comprehensive unity. Regardless of a society or a single tribe, there is no automatic assurance that unity will occur. Group of people built on mutual interest, history, blood ties, tastes and so on.

In the context of our country, the background of a long history of colonialism, nearly 500 years has seen the formation of a society. Lastly, the Bumiputeras (Malays, ethnic origin, Sabah and Sarawak) is estimated to represent 60 per cent of the Malaysian population, Chinese 24 percent and India 4 percent. Based on a projection of the birth and death rates, the proportion of the indigenous population will reach 80 percent by 2050.

Schools and institutions of higher learning is one of the best opportunities for the racial unity in Malaysia. Nazri Muslim and Jamsari Alias ​​from UKM found that the implementation of the spirit of love of country (patriotism) contribute to the integrity of national unity in Malaysia. Distinguished Professor Dr. Shamsul Amri Baharin conclude that the tolerance of the view of the Malays and other races also very high as a factor of unity so reserved.

Sentiment extreme racism played like a time bomb that will destroy the bond of unity that has been built for a long time. However, the tendency to socialize and maintain a variety of characteristics, interests and heritage groups is itself a normal process in a society of origin alone does not affect the rights of other groups. Access to education and governance of public relations multiplicity of good people over the years have attempted provocation crippling communal clashes as black events May 13, 1969.

As a nation towards parliamentary democracy is political maturity levels, a total of 12 times elections have passed successfully. The battle of words between politicians and the grassroots has always been the case, but the incident is still under control and thus no blood spilled in the third world countries in Africa and South Asia. Top leaders of political parties competed for the election of the 13th still looks friendly chat in the lobby of parliament and enjoy teh tarik together.

Racial mistrust also invisible transactions and community activities. The non-Malays are not awkward to visit Malay restaurants and Ramadan bazaar, while the Malays are used to visitr the store of the Chinese and Indian. The Malays also do not hesitate to eat at the restaurant of the non-Malay Muslims because of their halal issue is a major consideration.

Separation of children based on race occurred at the primary level because vernacular education system is still allowed to exist. As a measure of race relations, there is a program called School Integration Plan (Rimup). Students from national schools, Chinese schools and Tamil are combined in a joint program. Implementation of the curriculum and outside of the classroom program to another is also constantly in radar surveillance authorities of education.

The non-Malays are also found increasingly understand the position of Islam in the Malay community. Chinese, Indian, Iban, Kadazan and so it is not awkward to deal with Sharia-compliant banking system, but not a phobia with Islamic law, including hudud. Perhaps only a few generations boomers , generation X and certain extremist groups are still obsessed with racism thickened.

The younger generation of today look like if thrown confounded concept class citizens who have made racist provocation weapon once.They are willing to accept the history and the social contract as enshrined in the constitution. In short, the level of discontent among the younger generation of the community living in Malaysia may be deemed to be high enough.

Unity is the insurance or guarantee of progress and prosperity. All parties, whether locals or foreigners, feel safe to trade when the threat of racism is not well received. Tourism and travel activities are also to be an interesting experience when no preconceptions about the origins of a person who worries any party.

In terms of Islam, unity is the main agenda with great people who tied the rope of Allah (Ali-Imran: 103). Sira record also proves that Muslims can live in peace, and harmony with non-Muslims as long as mutual respect is preserved. Indeed, racial unity in Malaysia model is the epitome of social integration that have different backgrounds ...

(the original texts was in Malay language, translation by Mr Google. So sorry for any error or inconvinience: taken from

Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Recreation and sports fields have become a form of large profitable industry to many either intellectuals, leaders of organizations, entrepreneurs, media, as well as manufacturing, tourism and health. Developed countries so concerned with recreational and sports facilities infrastructure, either through public or private financing. The proof, in the tournament championship sports world, domination is usually favorable to the United States, Australia, Britain, Japan and European countries.

In Malaysia too, recreational and sports have a higher phase when the purchasing power of the growing community string prosperity, as well as public policies that promote the development of recreational and sports to enhance the competitiveness of Malaysians at a global level. Maxim that a healthy mind comes from a healthy physical was in line with the era of knowledge-based economy ( knowledge-based economy ,  k-economy ) in lieu of a production-based economy ( production-based economy ,  the p-economy ). Although the nature of physical dependence has diminished, but still sense that generate knowledge stems from a good level of physical fitness.

Curriculum design education has much experience of reform and improvement, but still very much influenced by Bloom's taxonomy model framework, consisting of a pyramid chart of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation. Classroom activities linger in the four walls with limited movement and voice pitch control so as not to interfere with a nearby classroom. 

The concept of active learning and the theory of multiple intelligences (Horward Gardener) is an attempt to transform a classroom environment that is more geared to the achievement of the cognitive domain, affective and psychomotor domains at once. Pupils are no longer silent as a stone statue of sandalwood during learning time while tampering with a variety of input information are endless.Instead, the students develop their talents and potential to the optimum level so that they truly enjoy the best learning experience.

Subjects of Physical Education and Health Education (PJPK) very eagerly awaited by school children and thus there is scope for harnessing the physical, emotional, spiritual, and social intelligence inteleks nonchalance. Activities during PJPK become material in the canteen chats and virtual social sites, in addition to being the most memorable to students when completing his studies, even up to adulthood. In the hands of a creative teacher PJPK, students are willing to learn the health education as a component of balanced Physical Education.

All teacher candidates are required to pass the course PJPK either during pre-service training at the faculty of education or teacher training institutes. PJPK courses in teacher training curriculum given the status of core courses, which is equivalent to Malay, English, Music and Visual Arts. Teacher trainees are exposed to the planning, implementation and evaluation PJPK in classrooms and field, as well as learn to manage competitions and sports leadership.

Establishment of sports science faculties at UPM and UM to some extent have contributed to teacher professionalism PJPK options.However, expertise and much needed contribution PJPK teacher at the district, state, national and international. Thus, a motion PJPK option teachers outside the school can not be avoided to the maximum allocation possible record 30 percent of e-motion. 

Given all the trained teachers have received adequate exposure in PJPK base, work as substitute teachers for the subjects do not pose a big problem. Not later as a time when substitute teachers just take a ball to be snapped up by the 40 students in the field. Substitute teachers can also bring equipment such as loops, and cone race as first warm-up activities.

Bad assumption that subjects like melukut PJPK be eliminated by the bushel. The school administration has repeatedly reminded not to make provision PJPK time for other subjects or for unrelated programs. PJPK also must conform to the requirements of the syllabus and assessment set.

Celebration of PJPK enviable pupil, and subsequently emulated by other subjects. Pupils are very happy with the somatic movement activities, compared with only stiff and victimized one way of learning such as Aristotle and Plato tradition that focuses on the wisdom of reason and philosophy alone. They need to burn excess calories and fat due to lifestyle and diet is getting much different ...

(originally in Malay language, translated by Google; so sorry for grammatical errors)