Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad won himself some credit with urban Malaysians, when he repeated his call for Science and Mathematics to be taught in English. "We have to be realistic. Bahasa Malaysia is still not the official language for Science and Maths," Mahathir said at the International Conference on Teacher Education in the Muslim World on Tuesday. "I am a Malay and I love the Malay language. But I also want the Malays to be educated. I beg that the subjects be taught in English again."