Saturday, June 21, 2008

38th AGM - SOS

For those interested in the developments of the new campus of RMC, it saddens me to announce that there is a good chance we will be moved to a new location. The new location is most probably the big piece of plot owned by the Malaysian Army, behind the hill with the water reservoir. The National Defence University is rumored to take over our present location. Highlights during the AGM:

  • The proposal to implement IB program at RMC was accepted with luke warm response from all quarters.
  • The Ministry has not been authorized to carry on with OPA's proposal although the Minister has, in principle, agreed to the proposal.
  • The RM100M allocation for RMC will be mostly spent on construction, instead of man power and academic resources
  • The Board of Governors no longer functions as a viable tool to steer the college to greater heights, especially with the fact that half of them are not OPs
  • There is lack of political will to get the proposal implemented
  • The weak leadership at RMC suggests that RMC has been 'maintaining' its status in academic and sports performance, not sliding down as quoted by many.
We will join BBGS, Alam Shah and other prominent schools who have moved to new locations, all in the name of development. Heritage and traditions are no longer virtues in today's society. Many OPs in the past fought hard to get this money approved. I do not wish to see the look on their faces when they find out that the money will be used for 'good' use.

3 comments:

Raj said...

Prudent spending is NEVER the case in Malaysia. Since we got a 100 million allocation from the Government now, they are planning to tear down the college.

Say in 10 years we get another allocation of 200 million, I won’t be surprised if they tear it down and relocate the college again! And this is done in the name of reviving the already tainted name of RMC. Yes this might be true only to the naïve.

Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough. – Janwillem van de Wetering a Dutch Author

Raj said...

Prudent spending is NEVER the case in Malaysia. Since we got a 100 million allocation from the Government now, they are planning to tear down the college.

Say in 10 years we get another allocation of 200 million, I won’t be surprised if they tear it down and relocate the college again! And this is done in the name of reviving the already tainted name of RMC. Yes this might be true only to the naïve.

Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough. – Janwillem van de Wetering a Dutch Author

opcharlie said...

we all know that raj, question is how to we organize ourselves and avoid this from happening? some senior ops have accepted this as a phase of life, just like when we moved from FMC to RMC.