by Azhar Ali Shah, University of Nottingham, UK
Indeed we need a person like Tunku Abdul Rahman (Malaysian First Prime Minister) to unite the people and launch new education and economic policies (as done by succeeding Malaysian PMs) giving education the highest allocation in the budjet rather than military.
Malaysia allocates about 21/% (2007 budget) of its overall budget to education as compared to 1.06% of Pakistan (2008 Budget). I provide the sources of these figures bellow for comparison purpose: Malaysian Budget 2007 (V): Enough on Education?
As highlighted in my first post on the Budget, a sum of RM33.4 billion is allocated for operational and development expenditure for Education, accounting for 21% of the overall 2007 Budget. This represents a significant increase of RM4.4 billion to be spent in the education sector compared to the previous year, which in itself is a substantial increase from 2005. However, the overall proportion of expenditure on education remains the same at approximately 21% of the budget. (more …)
I think once there is fair distribution and use of resources, people will get more educated and prosper and hence there will be less racial issues etc..
Azhar Ali Shah,
University of Nottingham, UK