Now that Dato' Sri Abdullah is the new Minister of Defence, the Old Putera Association Exco led by the President needs to brief AAB on the plan for the new campus and the allocated RM100M for RMC in the 9th Malaysia Plan. The plan must be finalized and executed to meet the dateline of 2010. The plan must incorporate a detailed infrastructure proposal and the implementation of the International Baccalaureate system, hailed as an effective education tool to prepare students for tertiary education.
In times of racial tension, the RMC must be promoted once again as the supreme school model for racial tolerance, eloquently incorporated and indoctrinated in its gruesome military curriculum for high school level education. The strict regime of the school must be re-enforced once again and parents who are faint-hearted to see their kids go through 'hell' must withdraw their kids from the premier school and not mistaken it for next door Sekolah Menengah Sungai Besi or the former Bukit Bintang Girls School.
The introduction of the International Baccalaureate system must be hastened to execute the national agenda of strengthening the command of English for young Malaysians. The RMC is also known as the national factory for high-calibre leaders the likes of Tun Ling Liong Sik, Tan Sri Ghanalingam, Dato' Sri Radzi Sheikh Ahmad, Dato' Michael Yam, Tan Sri Halim Ali, scores of 4-star generals, high-ranking civil servants and corporate chiefs.
The Board of Governors must be reconvened and its member must be made responsible for the development of the new campus and its new policies and vision. If the chiefs of all 3 services and Mindef Secretary General take this as low priority, then the RMC shall perish as a successful system, created in 1952 to be part of nation building in producing future leaders. Even the late Tunku Abdul Rahman and Tun Abdul Razak used to chair the Board of Governors meeting, and such is the importance of RMC in the old days.
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