Sunday, 8 May 2011

Islamic Message re Mother's Day

Correct message in Islam re Mother's Day

Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din


dental specialist is honoured
The Singapore Free Press, 18 September 1953, Page 5


Dr Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din
Deputy Director of Medical Services (Dental)
Ministry of Health
Kuala Lumpur

Abdul Karim bin Nawab Din. Malaysia. Wld Hlth Org. techn. Rep. Ser., 1965, 298.pp 34-35. A publication of the Expert Committee on Organization of Dental Public Health Services. Geneva, 13-19 October 1964.


Sepoy Lines, Penang

Dr Abdul Karim was responsible for establishing the Dental Training School in Sepoy Lines, Penang in the 1960s. The facility is near the Penang General Hospital. Many dentists were trained there. 

One old photo showed Dr Che Lah bin Md Joonos, his wife Matron Mariah and daughter Kamariah, at the Dental Training School in Penang. The backdrop showed the words Sekolah Perawatan Pulau Pinang. It was probably the occasion of the opening ceremony of the Dental Training School.

Some of the Universiti Sains Malaysia lecturers were involved with teaching at the Dental Training School in the early 1980s, for example, Dr Noor Hidayah.

Rahman Talib Report

In 1960, the Rahman Talib Report was introduced and incorporated in the Education Act 1961. Among others, it called for:
  • Stress on 3M basic education - Membaca, Menulis, dan Mengira (reading, writing and arithmetic)
  • Stress on a strong spiritual education and the desired elements of discipline
  • Stress on a Malayan curriculum
  • Upper secondary education of two streams, academic and vocational
  • Opportunity to continue education from 9 years to 11 years
  • Facilitation of education management procedures to improve the overall quality of education

Razak Report

The Razak Report is a Malayan educational proposal written in the 1956. Named after the then Education Minister, Tun Abdul Razak, its goal was to reform the education system in Malaya. The report was incorporated into the Section 3 of the Education Ordinance of 1957 and served the basis of the educational framework for independent Malaya and eventually Malaysia.
The Razak Report is a compromise between the Barnes Report (favoured by the Malays) and the Fenn-Wu Report (favoured by the Chinese and Indians). The Barnes Report was formerly passed into law as the Education Ordinance of 1952. While the Razak Report forwards the Malay language as the main medium of instruction, it allows the retention of other language medium schools.
The Report provides for Malay, English, Chinese and Tamil schools at the primary school level, and Malay and English schools at the secondary school level. Malay-medium schools are referred to as "national" schools while other schools are referred to as "national-type" schools. All schools are government-funded and use a common national curriculum regardless of school type.
Other provisions include:
  • Formation of a single system of national education
  • Commencement of a Malayan-orientated curriculum
  • Conception of a single system of evaluation for all
  • Recognition of the eventual objective of making Bahasa Melayu the main medium of instruction