If the people are left to themselves, they would find ways and means to communicate


Language is a manipulative skill like mathematics and music.

The brain uses the same part of the brain to deal with all three and recognises them as manipulative skills.

The brain does not know the difference between language, music and mathematics.

Schools should focus on the brain when taking the students through the three subjects.

The brain can be divided into nine parts or nine intelligences.

It’s wrong to impose a national or official language on the people. It’s about having choices.

If the people are left to themselves, they would find ways and means to communicate.

That exercise would unite the people and throw up a new language as lingua franca.

Mastery, eloquence




Malaysians know many languages but are not good in any of them including their mother tongues.

Teaching is the best form of learning. Tutor poor students foc in a language.

As you teach, you will learn as well.

How good a teacher becomes depends on the students. The more questions students ask, the better a teacher becomes.

Bahasa Melayu . . .

The original script for Bahasa (Sanskrit word) Melayu (from the Tamil Malay for hill/mountain) was Indian. Bahasa Melayu is an Indian language based on a Cambodian (Austronesian) dialect, Tamil, Sanskrit and Pali.

The Malay language was the lingua franca in the Archipelago.

It was used by many Rulers. That doesn’t mean they were Malays.

Author: fernzthegreat

Joe Fernandez holds a honours degree in management, majoring in economics, and has opted from academia in law to being a jurist. He was trained professionally on the job as a journalist. He's a longtime Borneo watcher, keen on the history and legal aspects of Malaya's presence in Sabah and Sarawak. He teaches the English language privately and has emerged as a subject matter expert in public examination techniques.

4 thoughts on “If the people are left to themselves, they would find ways and means to communicate”

  1. My message to Dr Suresh Kumar

    Dr Kumar,

    The credentials of Joseph Fernandez can be clearly affirmed in the way he writes and researches and the knowledge he produces, that only few Malaysians can do. His good command over the English language and his awareness about current issues are clear evidence of a sound education.

    You Tamils have been attacking us Malayalees repeatedly in forums, trying to claim us, trying to claim Sinahlese, trying to claim every other people as Tamils. The quality of education many Tamils have is questionable.

    Keralites remain in every aspect ahead of Tamilians. If needed, learn from us, instead of tearing us down. Perhaps your Tamil community can rise in Malaysia, if they stick to the narrative, rather than falling into Tamilian movie tollywood rhetoric. Learn from Mr Fernandez.

    Mustafa Kutty

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    1. If you want to know whether a doctor is good or otherwise, just look at his or her car.

      If it’s a MB, BMW, Jaguar, Daimler, Ninja King, Humvee or other vehicles in the same category or a Rolls Royce, avoid the doctor.

      The doctor would not be about service but fleecing patients for all they are worth, one way or another, and sending them to the gov’t hospital only when they have run out of money or are about to die.

      These doctors wouldn’t want anybody to die in their clinics.

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  2. Dear Sirs,

    With reference to Mr Joe Fernandez’s email to the Ministry, please be advised that the HELP LLB is not an external programme.

    I have advised Mr Fernandez that he is welcome to join this programme but as a full time student at HELP. The programme has been designed to ensure students are taught on how to research and we do not believe in handing out manuals as we do not practice rote learning. The teaching and learning emphasises on interactive discussion and the lecturers only provide a basic outline before each class.

    Our assessments are broken down to continuous assessments and we have two compulsory modules known as Legal Skills and Legal Practice taught by practitioners. These two modules prepare the students the fundamentals on client counselling, negotiation, drafting, opinion writing, advocacy skills and mooting skills.

    Therefore, it is imperative for all students to be on campus. The programme has been designed and structured to prepare students for legal practice as our mission statement is “Grooming Employable Lawyers”. The said structure has been approved and accredited by the MoE & MQA respectively.

    Mr Fernandez is welcome to join us as a full time student but not as an external student because the programme is not structured for that.

    I sincerely hope this mail clarifies the position for all in this mail.
    Please do not hesitate to contact me for clarifications, if any.

    Thank you.

    Vasantha Punniamoorthy
    Faculty of Law & Govt
    HELP University
    DL: 603 2099 2911
    Fax: 603 2711 2972

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    1. I want to switch from University of London to either Help University or Universiti Malaya.

      There are also other pathways but they are more expensive.

      Besides, LPQB for CLP does not recognise some of these pathways which focus on not a qualifying law degree but law conversion courses for the English Bar and law modules for the Australian Bar.

      The law modules are not a degree.

      The law conversion courses are for the diploma for the English Bar for those who have non-law degrees.

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