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Tentang Si Genius Adi Putra

Ini coretan ringkas awal Mac 2015, beberapa hari lagi sebelum kita akan tiba pada hari yang menandakan setahun hilangnya MH370 tidak ketemu. Coretan ini tentang Adi Putra, si genius cilik yang dulunya begitu popular, semua media mahu mendapatkan cerita tentangnya.

Kini, di mana Adi Putra? Kita bertanyakan soalan begitu kerana kerisauan kita adalah kisah Adi Putra ini akan menjadi senasib generasi genius Malaysia lain-lainnya. Tentulah kita berharap ianya tidak berlaku demikian.

Hari ini mStar kembali dengan cerita tentang si Adi Putra ini. Saya antara peminat beliau. Saya kepingin mahu bertemu dan berbual dengan Adi Putra. Saya mahu berkawan dengan beliau – dan belajar dengannya. Tapi, Adi di mana?

Jika membuat carian di Google, yang berderet keluar di halaman utama adalah kisah tentang Adi Putra, si pelakon layar teater. Untuk apa ambil tahu tentang si pelakon itu. Bukanlah mendapat apa-apa manfaat pun pada perkembangan akal dan ilmu pengetahuan. Entahlah.

Cerita mStar membuka episod baru. Paling tidak saya dapat mengenal Adi Putra yang kini sudah berusia 16 tahun! Sudah besar budak genius tu sebenarnya. Pejam celik, tidak terasa cerita tentang Adi Putra ini sudah sedekad lamanya.

Namun begitu, cerita mStar tidak enak didengar. Pertamanya, Adi Putra sehingga kini belum ada apa-apa kelayakan bertulis. Lagi malang, pengajian beliau di UIAM seolah-olah tidak diiktiraf, atas alasan yang begitu naif – bawah umur.
“Adi nak cakap lebih pun tak tahu sangat, tapi Adi memang sudah habis belajar selama dua tahun di UIA. Tapi Adi tak pernah dapat sijil. Senang cerita…Adi pergi belajar, bukan untuk dapatkan apa-apa,” 
“Adi belajar lima subjek iaitu fizik, kimia, biologi, matematik dan matematik tambahan, tapi memang Adi tak ada kelayakan bertulis, alasan yang diberitahu masa itu ialah sebab Adi bawah umur,”
Malaysia ini, lebih kurang 5 tahun lagi nak menyambut gelar sebagai negara maju 2020, untuk mengiktiraf pengajian Adi Putra pun masih bergulat gelut dengan faktor umur. Entah ada apa pada umur pun, saya tak faham. Tapi, inilah dia Malaysia.

Lagi sedih, bila Adi membuka cerita tentang impiannya mahu menjadi profesor Matematik dan kekangan kewangan. Serius, ini bukan gurauan lagi.
“Masalahnya ialah dana… Adi perlu cari sendiri. Dari dulu sampai sekarang memang tak dapat sokongan atau dana dari mana-mana pihak,” 
“Semuanya Adi kena bergerak sendiri. Buat masa sekarang Adi masih tak boleh tinggalkan Malaysia dan tak boleh tinggalkan keluarga,”
Sudah sengkek sangat ke negara kita, sehinggakan untuk menaja pengajian Adi Putra pun berkira? Kita ni dah kenapa? Membazir sangat ke untuk keluarkan belanja sedikit, menaja pengajian Adi Putra di tempat yang mampu membantu beliau memanfaatkan potensinya?

Saya tak faham. Kita ini negara apa sebenarnya? Apa yang nak kita capai sebenarnya? Mana perginya laungan nak bantu anak bangsa dan sebagainya? Mana dia? Mana?

Dan bila Adi Putra menyebut perihal impiannya, ini membuatkan saya tersenyum lebar. Paling tidak, dalam keterbatasan begitu, dan dalam kepayahan beliau mengharungi realiti hidup sebagai genius di negara ini, beliau tidak mati.

Beliau punya impian yang cukup murni. Cita-citanya itu, demikianlah jiwanya – besar jiwanya si budak ini. Saya mendoakan, moga modul dan kerja keras Adi Putra, kelak akan menjadi “sesuatu” kepada negara ini, dunia ini dan juga, menjadi inspirasi kepada masyarakat seluruhnya.
"Sekarang pun Adi sendiri sudah cipta sebanyak 286 formula. Mungkin ramai lagi orang di luar sana yang boleh mencipta formula-formula baharu dalam matematik,” 
"Setakat ini permintaan pun Alhamdulillah. Ada lagi sekolah-sekolah yang mahu Adi tubuhkan Kelab Inovasi Matematik ini di sekolah mereka,”
"Adi sudah siapkan modul untuk sekolah menengah. Pada peringkat awal ini Adi sendiri yang akan mengajar bersama guru bimbingan kelab itu nanti,"
Bertahanlah Adi Putra. Bertahanlah. Moga tuhan senantiasa bersama mu.

Tapi itulah, luahan ini adalah di tahun 2015. Bukan 20 tahun yang lepas.

Kala tika ini kita saban hari berbangga dengan pertumbuhan KDNK yang tidak henti-henti, dan ekonomi Malaysia yang melampau-lampau majunya, untuk menaja seorang anak Melayu mengaji di universiti ternama pun, masih terkial-kial.

Oh saya lupa, mungkin semua itu sudah diperuntukkan untuk mendandan rambut dan beli buluh untuk makan malam si panda di zoo. Mungkin begitu.

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  1. Accidentally stumble of your blog post while trolling the internet with an article from themalaysianinsider that has similar content as the article you are referring to.

    Since, the article went viral, i did a google search about this wonderkid and come across lot of article in regards to his journey in the last 10 years.

    There is couple of fact that doesnt add up.

    His studies in UIA that went unrecognised --> sounds like a foundation year. It only mention that he went to classes but I do wonder if he ever did any of the course requirement such as assignments, lab work, field work and the final exams which is a lot to ask for a 6 years old who at the time, his only known skills the ability to perform quick calculations with good memorization.

    The education ministry might be able to do more to help him adjust to the public school system [by allowing him to skip grade based on the subjects]. In 2006 his family decided to enrol him to a private school [which is quite a good idea based on what available at the time] sort put the responsibility of educating Adi into the private school hand.

    A published newspaper report with a statement by the education ministry in 2007 stated that Adi has left the school and now currently home-school in preparation for a-level exam. Some of the reports alleged that Adi unable to get the qualification as he is underage [probably he was 8/9 years at the time]. Which make it more confusing on why he choose to leave school to study for an exam where he wont get a certificate because of his age.

    Furthermore, the minister has stress to the family the importance of sitting for public examinations like the UPSR/PMR, as otherwise there would be no benchmark.

    The minister further added “If he’s really gifted, he would be able to sit for them today. But if he needs flexibility to sit for the exams earlier, he should get permission from me as the minister,”. It remains unknown if Adi or his family request to sit for the exam although i could imagine the uproar if his request was denied.

    Hence, the A-level seems a good idea seems it is recognise worldwide.

    Then in 2009 [age 10 years old], an article was published about him being the CEO his own company called Aura Adi Enterprise, which sells products branded with his name, including medicine.

    In 2011, he resurface again with a published book and an award given by an Indonesian university. Since, then he has travel the country and south east giving lectures and doing seminar in reference to his talent and his about 200 formulas that he created.

    That is a lot of things that a 16 years old have went through in a space on 10 years.

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    1. Ya, I think I share the same sentiment with you toward this issue. One thing only, this article is just to focus on this Adi Putra, which is I thought it would be a big loss to Malaysia if we can't recognize this fella. He went through a lot since a very young age even. For that, I should put some blame on media too, for highlighting the issue as if it were sensational. To be fair, I can't really rule out the possibility of his own family's responsibility on what happening now, including the decision which school or which type of education system they want to follow. Anyway, I wish he would be eased to follow his big dream and journey ahead.

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  2. Now, about the claim that he needed money to further his studies and start a research which government seems to ignore. HOW CAN THE GOVERNMENT DOESN’T WANT TO HELP THEIR OWN PEOPLE?

    - being a non-genius student who spend 11 years in a boring public schools, sitting those simple public exam --> i was offered a scholarship to further my studies in the same university that Adi dream to enter. I was provisionally accepted as long as scored well in my final exam and receive the minimum requirement for the standard english test.

    - my experience throughout the whole thing, is it doesnt matter how much money i have or the absolute backing of the financial prowess of Malaysian government, i still have to pass my exams in flying colours and importantly pass the IELTS exam!!

    - in regards to getting research grant. It usually done with the backing of a university especially in Adi's field. Generally, the applicants expected to present a grant proposal indicating the purpose of the research, the expected timeline for the research to completed, the number of people needed to help with research .. just to name a few

    So, i fail to see how the government still refuse to assist him if he has done the basic things that is expected for any individuals to enter a university or apply a research grant.

    Government cant force a prestigious university who previously has shown the ability to nurture talent like Adi if Adi himself doesnt take the responsibility in deciding his own future like making sure he has the qualifications needed to enter a university.

    That's my LONG 2 cents about Adi's case.

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    1. I do agree with you. The problem with this kid is he thinks that he is way better than other kids. There is no humility from him.

      From what I see, Adi is only gifted in quick mathematical calculations. He is good at crunching out numbers in his head. Well, that is learned with drills and some arithmetic methods. I have not seen him solving any complex differential equations.

      But like you mentioned, if he really wanted a scholarship to study in a foreign university, then he should have proved that he was worthy of it instead of whining about it.

      I am myself not gifted nor a genius as a kid. I remember well that I did not have natural capabilities like Adi when he was very young. But through shear determination, I worked hard through the national education system and was granted scholarship to study overseas in the US and then later my post-graduate in Imperial College London.

      The kid does not realize that being born a "genius" is not the most important thing to succeed, but the right attitudes with strong determination to succeed will earn him successes.

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    2. I don't think Adi Putra himself deciding and making all the decisions for his future, at least to the very mean time. I always think his family (father, particularly), beside government, who responsible for the whole mess here.

      To put the blame particulalrly on this lil fella, its doesn't doing a justice to him. Who's the first coined that he was a "genius" and who after that, responsible to decide where Adi should study, what kind of education he need to, etc? Beside government which is not helping them enough, the family too, are responsible.

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  3. Accidentally stumble of your blog post while trolling the internet with an article from themalaysianinsider that has similar content as the article you are referring to.

    Since, the article went viral, i did a google search about this wonderkid and come across lot of article in regards to his journey in the last 10 years.

    There is couple of fact that doesnt add up.

    His studies in UIA that went unrecognised --> sounds like a foundation year. It only mention that he went to classes but I do wonder if he ever did any of the course requirement such as assignments, lab work, field work and the final exams which is a lot to ask for a 6 years old who at the time, his only known skills the ability to perform quick calculations with good memorization.

    The education ministry might be able to do more to help him adjust to the public school system [by allowing him to skip grade based on the subjects]. In 2006 his family decided to enrol him to a private school [which is quite a good idea based on what available at the time] sort put the responsibility of educating Adi into the private school hand.

    A published newspaper report with a statement by the education ministry in 2007 stated that Adi has left the school and now currently home-school in preparation for a-level exam. Some of the reports alleged that Adi unable to get the qualification as he is underage [probably he was 8/9 years at the time]. Which make it more confusing on why he choose to leave school to study for an exam where he wont get a certificate because of his age.

    Furthermore, the minister has stress to the family the importance of sitting for public examinations like the UPSR/PMR, as otherwise there would be no benchmark.

    The minister further added “If he’s really gifted, he would be able to sit for them today. But if he needs flexibility to sit for the exams earlier, he should get permission from me as the minister,”. It remains unknown if Adi or his family request to sit for the exam although i could imagine the uproar if his request was denied.

    Hence, the A-level seems a good idea seems it is recognise worldwide.

    Then in 2009 [age 10 years old], an article was published about him being the CEO his own company called Aura Adi Enterprise, which sells products branded with his name, including medicine.

    In 2011, he resurface again with a published book and an award given by an Indonesian university. Since, then he has travel the country and south east giving lectures and doing seminar in reference to his talent and his about 200 formulas that he created.

    That is a lot of things that a 16 years old have went through in a space on 10 years.

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  4. Too bad, people in the majority only like to see things from their own narrow perspective. Adi might have all the flaws listed and by virtue of not being able to follow a set and establiished curricula from various authorities, he is invariably labelled as a non achiever.

    Well, go on Adi. Good riddance to conformity. Achieve things your own way, on your own terms. That will be better of from achieving things by just being someone who foĺlowed the system.

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