We don’t need no (BTN) education

Biro Tata Negara (BTN), that government outfit set up under the Prime Minister’s Department, has become the talk of town the last one week or so as accounts from several people who had undergone its courses suggest that it funtions primarily as a brainwashing mechanism to promote ruling BN and racism, and at the same time to foster hatred towards the opposition.

If these accusations are true, then the stated objectives of the BTN to promote patriotism, nation-building and inter-ethnic understanding among the various ethnic groups in Malaysia have been called into question.

Addtionally, the supposed goings-on in the BTN don’t gel with the so-called 1Malaysia concept of the Prime Minister.

This is why concerned Malaysians such as DAP stalwart Lim Kit Siang have even gone to the extent of calling for the closing down of the BTN.

A public inquiry into this controversy surrounding the BTN should be considered by the authorities concerned — despite the assurance of the Deputy Prime Minister and others that the BTN is not what the critics made it out to be.


7 Responses to “We don’t need no (BTN) education”

  1. 1 wira 28 November 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Muhyiddin reportedly said BTN is 1Malaysia.
    Let’s support the road show by PKR to get testimonies from past participants.
    This will debunk the lies from UMNO.

  2. 2 syam 29 November 2009 at 12:38 am

    With no education, one would be.. well.. uneducated, no?

  3. 3 Search the Web on Snap.com 29 November 2009 at 7:35 am

    The leaders never learn that truth can never be hidden or submerged for long. Ultimately, Truth will always find its way to announce itself no matter what.

  4. 4 zane 29 November 2009 at 9:29 am

    Hey I went there too. They taught us to hate the oppositions especially PAS and the Chinese. In fact they reminded us again and again that the chinese is our true enemy. Their presence in our soil is entirely colonialist. They are planning to steal this country and turn it into The Republic of Singapore!

    And the best solution is to unite under one banner-UMNO/BN!That’s what BTN is all about. They instill fear and offer protection that if the Malay is to be safe, come to the arm of UMNO.

    Is that racist? Surely it is!

  5. 5 Kok Keong 30 November 2009 at 1:14 am

    I have liked Pink Floyd’s music for years but this one song (just the lyrics, not the tune, which is fine) has always annoyed me. Yes, we live in this alienated world, but this is taking it to the Xtreme. But, finally, it is making complete sense now in the sickest of ways. Yeah, BTN, leave them kids alone!

  6. 6 jungleboy 30 November 2009 at 1:37 pm

    The idiots who publicly denied that TBN had strayed from its objective to become the propaganda tool of UMNO since mamak’s time didn’t realise that thousands of past participants of all races are now smiling and saying ‘what a fcuking liars they are’.

  7. 7 eddymanly 2 December 2009 at 7:43 am

    I have attended BTN for 2 times. I can tell you how racist it is…

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