P33 Ujian Bahasa Melayu: The Paper II

31 Dec

Whenever I have the opportunity to meet one ‘somebody’ after each of Ujian Bahasa Melayu, we discuss about the paper. On one occasion, one question arised – what was the purspoe to have this Ujian?


Do we want to help the candidates  passed the exam or, to FAILED them?


AND looking at the way they choose the questions from the lastest paper, I came to this simple conclusions:

  1. Create the possibility for the Malay to pass with ease

  2. Make it difficult for ‘them’ & let ‘them’ struggle a little bit…


So much of  becoming the champon of MIB ideology… (Didn’t Islam teach us to be FAIR to all?) AND, what is the true meaning of “Adil Laila Bahagia” as we, the subjects, were told to uphold?


Simpulan Bahasa section is somewhat, quite easy. But, for Peribahasa (simpulan bahasa is actually part of peribahasa), the questions are as follows:

  • Seperti kera sumbang

  • Seperti melepaskan anjing tersepit

  • Harapkan pagar, pagar makan padi

  • Sudah terang lagi bersuluh

  • .Seperti pungguk rindukan bulan


Bahasa Brunei came in ‘building sentences’ form. For those who frequented radio Brunei National section, Sehari Sepatah Kata, smiles definately can be seen on their faces. This section used to be asked in translation form – Bahasa Brunei to Bahasa Melayu Kamus, and vise versa. Most candidates will find this section somewhat, difficult. AND 5 marks for 10 questions? I just hope the person doing the paper knew what he is doing…


Pantun was also totally changed. VERY GOOD. With the changes, I will make sure from now on, I will force my students to byheart atleast 150 pantuns. Lets make it absolutely difficult for the permanent residents to pass the Ujian Bahasa Melayu. Late make the number of Brunei citizens stagnant. Lets not care about the importance of human resources. Lets us continue to get the expertise from outside. Let us be selfish along the way…

1.   Buah langsat kuning mencelah, senduduk tidak beguna lagi; Sudah mendapat gading bertuah, tanduk tidak berguna lagi.

2.   Kucing kurus menggaru papan, papan dibawa dari Pauh; Badan kurus bukan tak makan, kurus mengenang orang yang jauh.

3.   Jika sudah menjadi pantang, jangan dicuba jangan dicari; Kusangka panas hingga ke petang, rupanya hujan di tengah hari. (not too sure if this is the one)

4.   Dari mana punai melayang, dari sawah turun ke padi; Dari mana datangnya sayang, dari mata turun ke hati.

5.   Make your own pantun


On general knowledge, the questions were somewhat a mixture of  ‘should know’ like terasul and full name of minister/s and one Pegawai Daerah of your choice. At the same time, the candidates were ask to name the biggest hospital & which ministry Jabatan Pertanian belongs to.


Alat-alat Kebesaran Diraja section should be easy to most of the candidates. The items asked were:

  • Si Naga

  • Mahkota

  • Si Bongkok

  • Usungan Diraja

  • Payung Diraja

  • Gandang Jaga-jaga

  • Serunai

  • Nobat Diraja

  • Dastar

  • Junjung anugerah (?)

The other changes were in tatabahasa section, antonims of gender on certain type of people:

  • qariah

  • muslimah

  • seniman

  • duda

  • teruna

  • mahasiswa

  • olahragawan

  • ustaz

  • syed

  • biduan


Lastly, Huraian – speech writing, thanking members of an association for nominating you as the new President. 120 – 150 words.


My conclusions is simple. For those Brunei citizenship applicants out there, if you serious enough to become a true Bruneian, you must be sincere to learn Malay, its custom and culture & to understand the true meaning of Malay Islamic Monarchy ideology. Definately, passing the ‘Ujian’ only by memorising the questions & answers is something of the past now. YOU need to really study and ready to change to became a truly responsible citizen of Negara Brunei Darussalam, in the future. In YOU and your future generations lies the nation’s hope to become a develop country in 2035.




4 Responses to “P33 Ujian Bahasa Melayu: The Paper II”

  1. Jimmy 05/01/2010 at 12:59 am #

    2035 cegu? hahaha…..march on n keep on marching, march till u march d march, 2035 will b 2035….cheerio 😉

    • Choy 05/01/2010 at 1:51 pm #

      Yes, 2035, why not?

      Brunei Darussalam has been successful in producing a ‘wonder’ of the world, ROBOTS who look like human, talk like human, act like human, produce like human. ROBOTS which were produce to lead us, the small ‘mute’ people whose actions were remotely controlled…


      Bah eh… Bila kan minum ah? Wink!

      • Jimmy 05/01/2010 at 5:58 pm #

        Word up: ROBOTS….hahahah….2035 it will b then cegu

        minum saja? nada makan kah cegu? hahaha….

        • Choy 05/01/2010 at 9:27 pm #

          Makan, ok tu… Makan angi… Hehehe…

          Juz gv me a buzz… 🙂

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