In my workplace, proficiency of English is a must. Without the ability to speak and write proper English is a huge drawback to career progression. I believe this is the same for every large corporation.
So, after switching to English to teach Maths and Science for a couple of years, we are now reverting back for various reasons. I can see that one of the biggest unhappiness are those from the vernacular educational institution. They have good reason to be unhappy because they have been teaching in their own mother tongue for years and now they are forced to teach in English. There is no logic in it. Besides, they have their own system to be “all rounder” and they won’t blame anyone for their own doing because this was their choice. However, when they go into secondary school, they integrated into the "system" without complain.
In my opinion, teaching of science and maths in secondary school is a must. In vernacular school, they can do what they like. Otherwise, how could a student cope in the university? Also, if they didn’t progress to uni, they are left with BM only. So, what futures have they got? Employability is poor! I felt very sad for our future generation. Please go to Tun Dr. Mahathir’s blog and vote. It would be nice to see the result. It the moment, 77% staying on with English.