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So, what was Budget 2020 all about?
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Pakatan Harapan (PH) tabled what was seemingly a political Budget that targeted most if not all key constituents yesterday, channelling funds under a people-pleaser spending p...
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Negri Sembilan MB: Budget 2020 comprehensive, designed for the well-being of the people
SEREMBAN, Oct 12 — Negri Sembilan Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun has described Budget 2020 tabled in Parliament yesterday as a comprehensive Budget covering all sectors of society.
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Stage 4 cancer in our public universities
The Malay Dignity Congress organised by several public universities was nothing but a farce.
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Green tech can reduce operating costs, increase asset value – Yusof
Jenifer (fifth left) after presenting prizes to the winning team comprising Haziq (fifth right), Zulhikmah (third right) and Hastrini (second right).
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DAP assemblymen leaving the party? Fake news, says Nga
IPOH: A message which has gone viral stating that several DAP assemblymen are leaving the party is not true, says Nga Kor Ming.
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Fight racism objectively
LETTER | "Do you agree that we need Sekolah Wawasan and abolish vernacular schools to unite the nation?" I frequently receive this question every time a discussion about national unity arises.
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CIIFP: Education and training, financial inclusion, rethinking govt financing
The Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals suggests the Budget 2020 proposals also focus on education and training, financial inclusion and a...
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Shared Prosperity Vision: A summary of what you need to know
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 5 ― Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad launched today the Pakatan Harapan (PH) government’s roadmap for Malaysia to progress as a nation towards becoming a real Asian tiger o...
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What RM136 Can Get You At This Major 4-Day Entrepreneur Event
MaGIC (Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre) was founded with a mission to support the growth of entrepreneurship in Malaysia and to create a sustainable ecosystem development through creat...
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Budget 2020 – incentivise health prevention
FOR the upcoming Budget 2020, the Galen Centre for Health & Social Policy calls upon the Malaysian government to strengthen its commitment and emphasis on encouraging healthy behaviour with increased ...
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Singapore eyes potential in Negri’s Malaysian Vision Valley
SEREMBAN: Singapore has expressed interest to invest in Negri Sembilan’s sprawling Malay­sian Vision Valley (MVV 2.0) new growth area which is twice the size of the...
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Primary school in Penang probed for refusing Islamic ‘doa’ recital in school program
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 30 — Police have launched an investigation into a primary school in Penang for refraining its students from reciting Muslim prayers and only allowing Christian prayers during its ...
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PH did not promise oil royalty increase unconditionally – Chong
Chong, flanked by PH Sarawak leaders, reads excerpts from the agreement during the press conference.
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Mohd Khairul ready to serve as D-G for PSD
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman has been appointed the new Public Service director-general effective Oct 1, following the retirement of Tan Sri...
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Mohd Khairul appointed new Public Service Department D-G effective Oct 1
PETALING JAYA: Datuk Mohd Khairul Adib Abd Rahman has been appointed as the new Public Service Department (PSD) director-general effective Oct 1, following the retirement of Tan Sri Borhan Dollah.
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More students are shunning STEM, and this trend is now a concern: Mestecc
PUTRAJAYA: The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (Mestecc) is concerned over a declining trend in students opting for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic...
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Ministry: Waning STEM student numbers concerning
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 27 — The Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change Ministry (MESTECC) is concerned over a declining trend in students opting for Science, Technology, Engineering an...
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Busy schedule for Dr M at UN general assembly
NEW YORK: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has back-to-back meetings with captains of industries and politicians when he is in town for the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
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Hard-working Mahathir will be in his element at 2019 UNGA
NEW YORK: With a chock-a-block itinerary, it appears that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will hardly be able to catch his breath when he is in town from Sept 24 to 28 for the 74th Session of the United Natio...
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Hard-working Mahathir will be in his element at 2019 UNGA
NEW YORK (Sept 24): With a chock-a-block itinerary, it appears that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad will hardly be able to catch his breath when he is in town from Sept 24 to 28 for the 74th Session of the Un...
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Haze in Indonesia: Malaysian students in Pekanbaru, Jambi evacuated
PUTRAJAYA: About 280 Malaysian students in Pekanbaru and Jambi, Indonesia, will be evacuated after a state of emergency was declared in Riau due to the haze, said the National Disaster Management Agen...
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Haze emergency declared in Riau after API exceeds 500
A haze emergency has been declared for Riau province as the Air Pollutant Index (API) exceeded the 500 mark.
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Riau declares haze emergency, Malaysian students in Pekanbaru, Jambi evacuated
PUTRAJAYA, Sept 24 ― About 280 Malaysian students in Pekanbaru and Jambi, Indonesia, will be evacuated after a state of emergency was declared in Riau due to the haze, said the National Disaster Man...
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Haze emergency: Malaysian students in Pekanbaru, Jambi to be evacuated
Indonesian fire fighters extinguish a fire in a land next to residence in Pekanbaru, Riau province.
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UNGA: Mahathir to remind world leaders of respect for international institutions and rules
NEW YORK: With a chock-a-block itinerary, it appears that Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad (pix) will hardly be able to catch his breath when he is in town from Sept 24 to 28 for the 74th Session of the United...
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Can’t speak ‘Queen’s English’? Use ‘Sarawak English’, Manyin tells teachers
Uggah (fourth left) rings the bell seven times to symbolically launch the event while (from second left) Chang, Michael, Dr Annuar, Wong and others look on.
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No respite from haze in Malaysia as air quality remain at unhealthy levels; 2 flights from Ipoh cancelled
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - There is no respite for Malaysians from the haze, as many areas are recording polluted air levels or are at the brink of breaching the "unhealthy" mark.
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M’sian medical student dies of infection in Medan
SEMARANG (Central Java): A Malaysian student in Medan, Sumatra, has died of bacterial infection of the tonsils.
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Malaysian student in Medan dies of diphtheria tonsilitis
SEMARANG, Central Java: A Malaysian student in Medan, Sumatera, died of bacterial infection of the tonsils early this morning.
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Malaysian student in Medan dies of diphtheria tonsilitis
SEMARANG (CENTRAL JAVA), Sept 21 — A Malaysian student in Medan, Sumatra, died of bacterial infection of the tonsils early this morning.
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Upcoming talk: “Property or Poverty? Opportunity or Threat? Time to Find Out.”
The Best Time to buy is usually too late for most of us when it comes to property.
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Pitch your ideas to these 7 investors at Tech in Asia Conference
Funding opportunities are hard to come by, and we understand the challenges that come with finding potential investors.
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Perak needs additional 200,000 face masks from Nadma
IPOH: The Perak disaster management secretariat has submitted an application for additional 200,000 face masks from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) due to the worsening haze situation ...
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Perak needs additional 200,000 face masks from Nadma due to worsening haze situation
IPOH, Sept 19 ― The Perak disaster management secretariat has submitted an application for additional 200,000 face masks from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) due to worsening haze si...
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Education has been our bone of contention for ages
LETTER | As expected, a recent survey clearly shows that the people simply don't trust the government when it comes to education because the government has made a mockery out of it for the past few de...
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Haze in Malaysia: Air quality reaches hazardous level in Sarawak; schools close in Negeri Sembilan, Selangor
SEREMBAN: Air quality in Sarawak reached hazardous levels while all schools in Port Dickson were suspended as the haze worsened in Malaysia.
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School session in Port Dickson suspended after API reading exceeds 200
SEREMBAN (Sept 17): Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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All schools in Port Dickson suspended as air quality worsens
SEREMBAN: All schools in Port Dickson were suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district exceeded the 200 mark.
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School session in Port Dickson suspended after API reading exceeds 200
SEREMBAN: Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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School suspended in PD as API hits very unhealthy level
SEREMBAN: School in Port Dickson was suspended today after the air pollutant index (API) in the district exceeded the 200 mark.
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School session in Port Dickson suspended after IPU reading exceeds 200
SEREMBAN (Sept 17): Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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Schools in Port Dickson forced to close after API exceeds 200 mark
SEREMBAN, Sept 17 ― Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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Nun is oldest to receive certificate in childhood care
KOTA KINABALU: Sister Rufina Sotiar, a 68-year-old nun, became the oldest apprentice to receive her Level 3 certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education during the Sabah and Labuan FT National Du...
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Nun is oldest to receive Level 3 certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
Sister Rufina with her certificate and bouquet during the Sabah and Labuan FT National Dual Training System convocation ceremony.
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How corporations can help their people
With rapid technological changes affecting the way people live and work, it is inevitable that employers have to work on strengthening their workforce so that the business ecosystem catches up with th...
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Sarawak CM urges local entrepreneurs to upgrade skills in facing IR4.0
KUCHING, Sept 12 — Local entrepreneurs are urged to equip themselves with adequate skills in adapting themselves with the upcoming Industrial Revolution 4.0.
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Former higher education minister slams merger of Terengganu varsities
PETALING JAYA: A former minister of higher education has criticised the merger of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), calling it unprofessional and unnec...
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Umno veep labels merger between two Terengganu universities ‘unprofessional’
JOHOR BARU, Sept 11 — Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today claimed the Education Ministry’s move to merge Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) and Universiti Malaysia Ter...
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Govt should not shut down teacher's training institutes, says Umno man
SEREMBAN: The government should not shut down 21 of the 27 teacher's training institutes nationwide as has been reported, as this would affect school-leavers who want to pursue a career in teaching, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Jalaluddin Alias.
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5 international investors not to miss at Tech in Asia Conference’s Speed Dating
Setting your first meeting with potential investors could be a nerve-wrecking affair – sometimes it boils down to luck.
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Sipitang can be new tourism centre – Yusof
Yusof (fifth right) receiving the gimmick plaque as a symbolic of the launching of SiFest 2020 from Big Bikers members.
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Govt to pay SFI staff salaries
Shafie and Yusof at the Sipitang Fruit Festival.
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Focus is on Sabah’s agricultural sector to boost economy
SIPITANG, Aug 29 — Focus is on boosting Sabah’s agricultural sector to make it one of the sources that generates the state’s economy.
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Maszlee concerned over tahfiz school’s unusual punishments
PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Maszlee Malik has voiced his concern over unusual punishments recommended by a tahfiz school in Sarawak, which include pouring excrement on students.
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Sabah International Convention Centre to be ready early next year – CM
Shafie (fifth left) flanked by his ministers (from left to right) Phoong, Frankie, Peter, Christina and Dr Yusof (fifth right) and Ewon (fourth right).
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Sabah CM to visit East Kalimantan and Tarakan in September
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal will visit Kalimantan next month, where he is expected to touch on possible collaborations following...
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Think rationally, Maszlee tells groups threatening boycott over Jawi script
GEORGE TOWN: Education Minister Maszlee Malik today called for calm following reports that a parents’ group is threatening to stop sending their children to school if Jawi script lessons are introdu...
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Maszlee: Don’t harm kids’ education just to protest jawi classes
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 27 — Groups threatening a student boycott to protest jawi lessons in national schools will only deprive the affected children of their schooling, Education Minister Maszlee Malik sa...
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My Say: National education, racial politics and class economics
If the Ministry of Education had wanted to reform the school system, it could have chosen an issue that is impactful to the reform effort as well as one that would obtain a broad consensus across all ...
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Universal CEFR English grading starts with 2019 PT3
PUTRAJAYA: This year’s new Form Three Assessment (PT3) for English will determine if students are “independent users” of the language.
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First CEFR assessment via pt3 English paper
PUTRAJAYA: The first parallel assessment of Common European Framework of Reference For Language (CEFR) will be implemented at the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination level for the English Language...
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First CEFR assessment via PT3 english paper
PUTRAJAYA: The first parallel assessment of Common European Framework of Reference For Language (CEFR) will be implemented at the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination level for the English Language...
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MOE-SSPC MoU to mould students for future industrialized Sabah – Yusof
Yusof (third right) witnesses as BPLTV deputy director Zanariah Ahmad (third left) and Prithipal (second right) exchanges the inked MoU between MoE and SSPC at KV Likas.
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Don’t rush Jawi writing implementation – Ghapur
Ghapur TAWAU: Former Kalabakan MP Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh has called on the state government not to rush the implementation of Jawi writing in the Bahasa Melayu Year 4 subjects in Sabah school...
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Colouring contest to unite Malaysians
MELAKA: An entrepreneur’s bid to organise a mega colouring contest here to commemorate National Day has drawn overwhelming response from diverse communities.
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Budget 2020: Dear Health Ministry, here’s how to spend your money
Strategic areas for proposed Health Ministry spending include setting up an inter-ministry unit for sustained collaboration, and emphasising primary care by giving it a dedicated division.
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Curriculum-mapping will aid civics education
LETTER | The talk of the town now is on civics learning.
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N. Sembilan investments up 103 percent in 2018
Investments in Negeri Sembilan last year recorded a rise to RM2.86 billion when compared to the RM1.41 billion in 2017, says state Investment, Industrialisation, Entrepreneurship, Education and Human ...
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Increased allowance helps boost interns’ productivity: Johor Exco
JOHOR BARU: The increase in allowance for interns undergoing practical training in ministries, government departments and agencies is expected to increase their productivity, as well as help them to c...
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Kelantan mentri besar: Be careful of ideological, economic colonisation
KOTA BARU, Aug 16 — The failure of society to appreciate the true meaning of independence could lead to ideological and economic colonisation, Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said today.
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UMS alumnus shares recipe for success with cake house franchise, aspires to bring brand to global platform
KOTA KINABALU: What started as a small baking venture turned into a successful home-grown cake house franchise for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) alumnus Dg Irme Hafziany Ag Yusop.
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Sipitang Fruit Festival a lure for tourists – Yusof
Yusof, flanked by implementing chairman Matlin Dullah (left) and committee secretary Haslinda Hadis, with other committee members after announcing the Sipitang Fruit Festival 2019.
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Ban Zakir Naik from coming to Sabah – SAPP
From left: Yong, Edward and Japiril KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has called on the Sabah State Government to ban Zakir Naik from coming to Sabah.
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SAPP wants Zakir Naik banned from entering Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah should take similar steps as Sarawak to ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from coming into the state, says opposition Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
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DAP grassroots who rebelled against khat back latest solution
The DAP grassroots grouping that had objected to the implementation of Jawi khat for Year 4 pupils said it now accepts the latest solution provided by the Education Ministry.
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State assemblymen: Don’t politicise dilapidated schools issue, issue directive to begin repairs now
A file photo taken in March this year, of the dilapidated condition of SK Nanga Tau, Tatau.
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The khat paranoia in Malaysia
COMMENTARY, Aug 14 — The vehement protests over the introduction of khat in national schools next year has put a mirror up to groups insisting it will lead to the Islamisation of non-Muslims. I am n...
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Directory to reduce risk of child labour in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Earthworm Foundation (EF), in collaboration with Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Avon, Nestlé and Wilmar International (Wilmar), has developed a directory of social services to h...
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Civics education implemeneted in integrated, holistic manner — Maszlee
PUTRAJAYA: Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee...
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Educators told to develop system to address national welfare, aspirations of community
Raja Nazhatul giving a speech at the conference – Photo by Muhd Rais Sanusi Sasbadi Holdings Berhad managing director Law King Hui (left) exchanging MoU with Melta president Professor Ganakumaran S...
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Integrated and holistic implementation of civics education: Maszlee
PUTRAJAYA: Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, according to Education Minister Dr...
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Manyin: Repairs of dilapidated schools yet to begin, no directive from Finance Ministry yet
(From left) Manyin, Her Royal Highness Raja Puan Mahkota Perak Raja Nazhatul Shima Sultan Idris Shah and MELTA president Prof Ganakumaran Subramaniam at the press conference.
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Integrated and holistic implementation of civics education in schools - Maszlee
Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals — Dr Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 13): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and co...
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Repairs of dilapidated schools in Sarawak will begin once Finance Ministry issues directive
KUCHING: The repair of dilapidated schools in Sarawak can only start after the Finance Ministry issues a directive to the Education Ministry to do so, says Datuk Seri Michael Manyin.
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Education minister: Civics education to be introduced in Malaysia schools in integrated, holistic manner
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 — Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, said Education Minister...
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals – Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad poses for a picture with school students when launching the national-level civics education for schools in Putrajaya today.
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals — Dr Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 13): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and co...
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals - PM
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and considerate...
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Malaysia services sector revenue grew 6.5% y-o-y in 2Q19
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Revenue for the services sector in Malaysia increased by 6.5% to RM441.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19), from RM414.2 billion in the same period last year, accordi...
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Ministry needs more allocation to meet health needs
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite Pakatan Harapan’s promise to fund the Health Ministry up to 4% of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2023, it is still largely “business as usual” after more than a year.
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Crown Prince Tunku Ismail appointed Regent of Johor
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has appointed Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail as the Regent of Johor.
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Politicians are failing our education system
Nation-building starts with education.
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Plenty of controversies but comprehensive education reform still found wanting
The Education Ministry under Maszlee Malik (photo, above) has been bogged down by one controversy after another, ranging from black shoes to matriculation and most recently the khat issue, but compreh...
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Education and Property Investment can be the same theme.
Tertiary education is compulsory Could we afford NOT to graduate with a tertiary qualification today and in the future?
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Penang deputy CM claims khat move to be blind acceptance of ‘misguided BN policy’
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 7 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy wants the ruling Pakatan Harapan to explain its khat introduction for vernacular primary schools, claiming the decision to be blind a...
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Sultan of Perak graces opening of SMK Kampung Bahagia in Teluk Intan
TELUK INTAN: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah (pix) graced the opening of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Kampung Bahagia here today.
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Greater promotion of Blue Rings Reef
(From right) Yusof, Mohamaddin and Assaffal Alian officiating at the Sayangi Lahad Datu Gala Night Festival.
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Change needed to achieve IR4.0 objectives
KUALA LUMPUR: A change in the Malaysian education system is essential to help the country achieve the objectives of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), according to stakeholders in the education sector...
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Foreign chambers suggest Msia’s education system should focus on industrial side
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international chambers of commerce he engaged in a session on workforce and talent today has suggested that Malaysia’s education system should also focus ...
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