THE English language. Much has been said about it over the past week - especially about how we're losing our grip on English language fluency. The picture is clear, the level of proficiency is falling, and all Malaysians are going to pay the price in the long-run if this downward spiral is not arrested soon.
How? Let's take medicine for example. It was reported last Monday that 1,000 medical graduates completed their two-year housemanship in 2014, only to quit practicing medicine entirely because their grasp of English was poor.