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Aren't exams suppose to test people?

This yet another email I received about how Malaysia is shooting itself in the foot. Our people are becoming more and more incompetent as the years go by. To some degree, things like this are not helping.
Just to note that the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia or STPM is Malaysia's equivelent to America's SAT and U.K's A Levels examinations.

Is the objective of STPM is to pass people? For the government of Malaysia, it sure seems that way.

How do you explain the fact that 87% of the students passed the examinations of the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) recently? When during my grandfather's time only 10% would have passed? Are students getting smarter? Or are STPM questions getting easier?
Let me put things in their proper perspective.
During my grandfather's time, they would ask exam questions like:
In what year did Parameswara founded the kingdom of Melaka?
The correct answer was "1402", and they found that only 10% of the students managed to answe…

Learn Chinese for your own good

With the ever increasing population of China, and with the effects of globalization, it will be inevitable that we must all learn how to speak Chinese. To help you get a head start here are some key phrases.


Say these words out loud.

1) That's not right.................................Sum Ting Wong
2) Are you harboring a fugitive?........Hu Yu Hai Ding
3) See me ASAP...................................Kum Hia Nao
4) Stupid Man......................................Dum Fuk
5) Small Horse.....................................Tai Ni Po Ni
6) Did you go to the Beach?...............Wai Yu So Tan
7) I bumped into a coffee table.........Ai Bang Mai Fa Kin Ni
8) I think you need a face lift............Chin Tu Fat
9) It's very dark in here....................Wao So Dim
10) I thought you were on a diet.....Wai Yu Mun Ching
11) This is a tow away zone..............No Pah King
12) Our meeting is next week..........Wai Yu Kum Nao
13) Staying out of sight.....................Lei Ying Lo
14) He's cleanin…