Saturday, 12 July 2008

Legal Jargon

It's public knowledge now that the powers that be want to impose that the Law College is to conduct all its courses and exams in only the English medium. As to be expected, there's been plenty of ha ho about the whole darned change with plenty of people opposing the reforms. But I for one think that it is a good move (one of very few exercised by those in power!), mainly because currently exams and lectures are only conducted in English or Sinhalese. No points for guessing what's wrong there.
Secondly, I think it will eliminate the language barrier at least in the legal profession. To me, that's a huge start, and one that's long overdue, for I firmly believe that the language barrier was the cause of our problems and is the obstacle to our solution.
Living in Singapore has opened my eyes to a few things. All this hue and cry back home about safeguarding the language of the majority is a load of bollocks. Chinese make up 75.2% of Singapore's population, followed by the Malays, Indians and Eurasians. However, since independence, Singapore maintained English as its main language, and this has definitely helped bridge the races and attract expat workers like ants to honey.
So hats off to them law pundits.

1 musings:

Kaiser Kobayashi said...

i moved i moved...i dont live "there" anymore!!! This is the new address...

For now its just a bunch of imports but give me a few weeks and i'll have you all depressed again!!! heheh havent seen you around dude?...whats up with that? your married arent you? *gasp* what about me?!?!? *cries*

heheh ok ok...i shall go now...takecare and have a great day! Cheers, cherrie! Me.