A lot has been said recently regarding the products of Malaysian universities. One of the most highlighted issues was the perception from many parties that our graduates were not able to think critically. But that statement was merely a statement that has been blown out of proportion. As to date, there are great shortages in researches that thoroughly look into university students’ critical thinking ability, and produce a result that can authenticate the statement that Malaysian graduates are not critical thinkers.

How are we able to accurately measure our students’ ability to think critical if we are still dependent totally to the current available definition that is based on the thinking of a totally different society and culture?