RM74 million a year of public money to fund a divisive, racist and politically motivated BTN programme?
Dr Mahathir said “No need to revamp...I think it is better to retain the modules.”
He was also of the opinion that the BTN curriculum had helped foster unity as the courses conducted by the agency were attended by Malaysians of all races.
What a warped logic! Just because the programme was attended by Malaysians of all races does not mean that it was not racist, divisive and polarising. Why? Malays and non-Malays did not go through the same curriculum.
I had a similar experience during the university orientation programme. Malays and non-Malays were separately briefed. Why? For a reason only understood by the university authority.
Dr M told the government not to mess with the BTN. I would like to tell Dr M not to mess with us, Malaysians.
Not with our taxpayers' money. Not our children. Not our next generation and definitely not with the future of this country.