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UiTM unaware of students’ participation in Piala Tun Razak, says vice-chancellor
SHAH ALAM, Oct 16 — Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) yesterday disclosed that the participation of its two students as chief adjudicators of the Piala Tun Razak debate tournament was without its kno...
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With great choices comes great responsibility
PETALING JAYA: Academic experts say students need to fully understand the consequences of their choice of subjects before registering for them in Form Four.
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Conflicting figures spark debate
KUALA LUMPUR: Conflicting figures on the number of matriculation students sparked a back and forth argument between former deputy education minister Datuk Seri Dr...
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Magpie concerned over move to end streaming
PETALING JAYA: Abolishing the science and arts streams for upper secondary students is a good move but the Education Ministry has to make sure it is fully ready to roll out the plan to avoid problems when implementing it.
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Concerned Malaysians raise questions online over streamless school plan
PETALING JAYA: Concerned Malaysians have raised pertinent questions in social media over the streamless school approach.
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Govt studying strategies to decriminalise suicide attempts — Liew
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 15): The Government through the Attorney-General's Chambers is studying possible amendments to laws related to suicide to address the increasing number of such attempts nationwide.
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Malaysia studying ways to decriminalise suicide attempts: Minister
KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian government, through the Attorney-General's Chambers, is studying possible amendments to laws related to suicide to address the increasing number of such attempts nationwi...
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Wee takes Education Ministry to task over contradicting answers on matriculation students intake
MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong slammed the Education Ministry for providing contradicting answers on the intake of matriculation students.The Ayer Hitam MP said the the matriculation program...
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Govt studying strategies to decriminalise suicide attempts – Liew
Datuk Liew Vui Keong KUALA LUMPUR: The government through the Attorney-General’s Chambers is studying possible amendments to laws related to suicide to address the increasing number of such attempt...
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Heated exchange in Dewan Rakyat over matriculation numbers
KUALA LUMPUR: MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong has lambasted the Education Ministry for providing contradicting answers on the intake of matriculation...
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Safe schools for students
AS previously, the Education Ministry received the largest allocation in the 2020 Budget: RM64.1bil (compared with RM60.2bil in 2019).
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Suicide attempts and contribution of catering industry focus of Dewan Rakyat today
KUALA LUMPUR: Measures taken by the government to manage the increase in suicide attempts in the country and contribution of the catering industry to the country are expected to be the focus at the De...
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Suicide attempts, contribution of catering industry focus of today’s Dewan Rakyat sitting
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 15 ― Measures taken by the government to manage the increase in suicide attempts in the country and contribution of the catering industry to the country are expected to be the focu...
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Students sit for elective papers in phase one of SPM
GEORGE TOWN: The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2019 began with students sitting for elective papers during the first phase of the examination.
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Wee slams ‘dirty politics’ by Guan Eng in TAR college cut
KUALA LUMPUR: Wee Ka Siong, the president of MCA, has criticised Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as being unsympathetic towards the Chinese community by slashing a government grant to MCA-owned Tunku Ab...
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Cops: Putrajaya balloon explosion caused by hydrogen gas
Putrajaya district police chief ACP Rosly Hasan on Monday said the balloon explosion incident at the Education Ministry's 2019 National Sports Month event on October 12 was caused by the use of hydrog...
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Hydrogen causes balloon explosion, not helium – Police
Police say the balloon explosion incident at the tail end of the Education Ministry’s 2019 National Sports Month event last Saturday in Dataran Putrajaya was caused by the use of hydrogen in the bal...
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Hydrogen caused balloon explosion, not helium, say police
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 14 — The balloon explosion incident in Dataran Putrajaya last Saturday was caused by the use of hydrogen in the balloons, said Putrajaya district police chief ACP Rosly Hasan.
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Putrajaya balloon explosion caused by hydrogen, not helium, says the police
PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): The balloon explosion incident in Dataran Putrajaya on Saturday (Oct 12) was caused by the use of hydrogen in the balloons, says Putrajaya OCPD...
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Plug loopholes in PT3 exam process
AN examination leak causes much anxiety and stress not only to the candidates but also to their parents.
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Children injured after balloon blast at fitness event in Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA - Gas-inflated balloons used as props for a fitness event at Dataran Putrajaya on Saturday morning (Oct 12) exploded, injuring 16 participants including children.
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16 injured in balloon explosion in Putrajaya
PUTRAJAYA • Gas-inflated balloons used as props for a fitness event at Dataran Putrajaya on Saturday morning exploded, injuring 16 participants, including children.
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16 injured after balloons 'explode' at fitness event in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR: Helium-filled balloons used as props for an Education Ministry fitness event at Dataran Putrajaya exploded on Saturday (Oct 12), injuring 16 people, including children who had rushed...
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Putrajaya balloon explosion: 4 victims discharged from hospital today
LIPIS: Four of six victims in the balloon explosion incident at Dataran Putrajaya yesterday would likely be discharged from Putrajaya Hospital today.
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Four victims of balloon explosion expected to be discharged from Putrajaya Hospital
LIPIS (Bernama): Four of six victims in the balloon explosion incident at Dataran Putrajaya on Saturday (Oct 12) are expected to be discharged from the Putrajaya...
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Dzulkefly: Four victims of Putrajaya balloon explosion to be discharged from hospital today
LIPIS, Oct 13 — Four of six victims in the balloon explosion incident at Dataran Putrajaya yesterday are likely be discharged from Putrajaya Hospital today.
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Children injured after balloon blast at fitness event in Malaysia
PUTRAJAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Gas-inflated balloons used as props for a fitness event at Dataran Putrajaya on Saturday morning (Oct 12) exploded, injuring 16 participants including children...
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Helium, if mixed with other gases, can spell danger: Dr Wan Azizah
KUALA LUMPUR: The gas-inflated balloon explosion incident at Dataran Putrajaya yesterday was probably caused by the use of helium that has been mixed with other gases to reduce cost, Deputy Prime Mini...
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Sabah NGO asks why so much for breakfast as not all pupils need it, money better spent elsewhere
KOTA KINABALU: The free breakfast scheme for all 2.7mil primary pupils nationwide starting next year might not be the best unifying factor that the Education Ministry...
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Wee cries foul over funding cut for TAR UC in Budget 2020
MCA president Wee Ka Siong has cried foul over an 81.8 percent funding cut toMCA-owned Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (Taruc).Citing the federalexpenditure estimate for Budget 2020, Wee pointed...
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Helium, if mixed with other gases, can spell danger – Dr Wan Azizah
Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Ismail – Bernama file photo KUALA LUMPUR: The gas-inflated balloon explosion incident at Dataran Putrajaya yesterday was probably caused by the use of helium that has been ...
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Balloon blast could be due to gas adulteration, says DPM
AMPANG, Oct 13 — The balloon explosion that injured 16 people at a fitness event in Putrajaya yesterday may have been caused by a mixing of gases, Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail said.
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Children hurt after balloon blast at fitness event
PUTRAJAYA: There were anxious moments at Dataran Putrajaya yesterday morning when gas-inflated balloons used as props for a fitness event exploded, injuring 16...
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Economic Affairs Ministry approves RM1.79m for school upgrading works
KLANG, Oct 12 — The Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) has approved an allocation of RM1,796,000 to enable upgrading works for 10 schools in Klang.
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Balloon explosion at fitness event injures16
Sixteen people, including nine children were injured when balloons filled with helium gas exploded during a National Sports Day programme organised by the Education Ministry on Saturday.Police said t...
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Education Ministry: Treatment of balloon explosion victims priority for now
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 12 — The Education Ministry (MOE) will seek a report on the helium balloon explosion incident that injured 16 people here today, but the focus now was on the victims’ treatment and ...
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Helium-filled balloons explode at Putrajaya fitness event, 16 hurt
PUTRAJAYA: There were anxious moments at Dataran Putrajaya this morning when helium gas inflated balloons used as props for a fitness event exploded, injuring 16 people, including children.
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Relinquish control of TAR UC and we will resume funding, LGE tells MCA
KUALA LUMPUR: Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng (pix) today urged MCA to relinquish political control over Tunku Abdul Rahman University College if they want to receive RM60 million in funds.
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Helium-filled balloons explode at fitness event, 16 hurt
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 12 — There were anxious moments at Dataran Putrajaya this morning when helium gas inflated balloons used as props for a fitness event exploded, injuring 16 participants, including chi...
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Balloon explosion caused by lighter used to remove fastener
PUTRAJAYA: The helium balloon explosion that left 16 people injured was caused by a lighter that was used to cut a rope fastener.
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Budget 2020 ensures no OKU child will be denied education: Maszlee
KUALA LUMPUR: The RM23 million allocation for schools to build facilities for special needs children (OKU) proves that the government is earnest in ensuring fair education opportunities for the group,...
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Lee: MOE must keep schools accident-free following biggest budget allocation
PETALING JAYA: The onus to provide quality education and improve learning environments in schools falls on the Education Ministry (MOE) as they have received the...
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Microsoft Malaysia lauds Budget 2020 to hone local talents for digital era
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 12 — Microsoft Malaysia sees the education sector as having received the lion’s share of allocations in Budget 2020 at RM64 billion and aimed at developing future-ready local tal...
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Ministry happy with allocation
PETALING JAYA: Budget 2020 reflects the government’s commitment towards providing holistic and quality education.
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Magpie: Make sure funds are properly channelled
PETALING JAYA: More money is good, but attention must be given to how it is disbursed.
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KGBS hopes RM783 mln slated for dilapidated schools to be disbursed speedily
SIBU: Sarawak Bumiputera Teachers Union (KGBS) is hoping that the RM783 million slated for dilapidated schools, especially those in Sabah and Sarawak, could be disbursed in a speedy manner.
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Chinese associations happy with funds for Chinese schools, mega-projects
PETALING JAYA: The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) is satisfied with Budget 2020 as it has allocated more funds for Chinese schools, confirms the plan for mega-projects and reduces taxes on SMEs.
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Budget 2020: Every single sen for education will be used properly, says Maszlee
KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik has pledged to ensure that every single sen allocated for the ministry, which received the biggest slice of the pie...
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RM735m for maintenance of schools
KUALA LUMPUR: Allocation for the maintenance of schools will be increased from RM652 million to RM735 million in 2020.
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Take the proper precautions
EDUCATION Minister Dr Maszlee Malik announced in Parliament on Wednesday details of the government’s plan to introduce free meals for school students at the beginning of 2020.
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Chinese primary schools face teacher shortage
CHINESE primary schools in Peninsular Malaysia are short of 1,032 teachers, Sin Chew Daily reported.
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School schedule for next year
PETALING JAYA: Schools will reopen in all states on Jan 2 next year and a day earlier in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan and Terengganu.
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Aidilfitri, Gawai holidays next year to coincide with mid-year school break
KUCHING: The Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Gawai Dayak holidays next year will coincide with the mid-year school break.
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Johor student named nation’s best English public speaker
AN Indian student from Johor won this year’s national-level English public-speaking competition organised by the Education Ministry, Malaysia Nanban reported.
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416,416 candidates to sit for SPM examination beginning Oct 14
PUTRAJAYA: The written examination for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2019 will be held from Oct 14 to Nov 28.
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416,416 candidates to sit for SPM examination beginning Oct 14
PUTRAJAYA: The written examination for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2019 will be held from Oct 14 to Nov 28.
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Pilot initiative underway to ensure smooth implementation of Free Breakfast Programme
KUALA LUMPUR: Seven schools from four states are part of a pilot initiative to ensure smooth implementation of the Free Breakfast Programme, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix).
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Smoking, drug abuse, mental health issues challenging national health, education systems
KUALA LUMPUR: The increase in cigarette smoking cases, as well as drug abuse and mental health problems among students are challenging the national health and education systems, said Deputy Health Min...
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Maszlee: Free Breakfast Programme to cost between RM800m and RM1.7b
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 9 — The Education Ministry’s Free Breakfast Programme for primary school students beginning next year will cost the government between RM800 million and RM1.67 billion, Parliamen...
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Free breakfast programme, APs, MyKad sale among issues to be discussed in Parliament on Wednesday (Oct 9)
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The mechanism for the Free Breakfast Programme (PSP) for all primary school children planned to begin next year, is one of the main focus of the...
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Health issues challenging country's education system
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 8): The increase in cigarette smoking cases, as well as drug abuse and mental health problems among students, are challenging the national health and education systems, said Deputy H...
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Health issues challenging country's education system
The increase in cigarette smoking cases, as well as drug abuse and mental health problems among students, are challenging the national health and education systems, said Deputy Health Minister Dr Lee ...
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Deputy minister: Health issues challenging country’s education system
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) — The increase in cigarette smoking cases, as well as drug abuse and mental health problems among students are challenging the national health and education systems, sa...
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Gov't publisher surprised over MACC's move, claims innocence
Putrajaya-owned Malaysian Institute of Translation and Books (ITBM) said it has never received any prior indication or notice that MACC wanted to seize its funds.
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When teachers abuse students
I MUST start by saying that I have the utmost respect for teachers.
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Educationists: Maszlee must address PT3 exam leak claims
PETALING JAYA: Educationists are urging Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik to address the alleged leak in PT3 questions and explain the matter to the public.
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Task force to meet MPs on Oct 16 before finalising UEC report by month end
PUTRAJAYA: The Unified Examination Certificate Task force (PPDUEC) will meet members of Parliament (MPs) on Oct 16, before finalising its report later this month, said its chairman Eddin Khoo (pix).
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UEC taskforce needs more time to complete final report: Maszlee
PUTRAJAYA: The Unified Examination Certificate Task Force (PPDUEC) has sought for the postponement of submitting its final report to the government until the end of the month, said Education Minister ...
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Ministry: No need to resit PT3
PETALING JAYA: Form Three students will not have to resit the PT3 examination.
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MCA slams govt over Pakatan logo on Education Ministry mock cheque
PETALING JAYA: MCA has criticised Pakatan Harapan for featuring its logo on an Education Ministry mock cheque, alleging that this shows there is no clear separation...
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PT3 to go on, candidates need not resit exams, says Education Ministry
PETALING JAYA: There is no need for Form Three Assessment (PT3) candidates to resit the examination, says the Education Ministry.
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Maszlee: Sabah schools to get extra RM15m from Education Ministry for repairs
PAPAR, Oct 3 — The Education Ministry has provided an additional allocation of RM15 million for maintenance and minor repair of government schools in Sabah this year, its minister Maszlee Malik said...
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Report: Leaked PT3 maths paper shared in online chat group
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 3 — The Mathematics paper allegedly leaked ahead of the nationwide Form Three Assessment (PT3) tests was found in a chat group on the Telegram messaging service, according to a new...
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Students being made aware of sex crimes
IPOH: Topics on cybersex and human trafficking are being taught as part of the Education Ministry’s efforts to impart knowledge and increase the level of preparedness among...
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Yoursay: Education Ministry should focus on education, not religion
YOURSAY | ‘What happened to Harapan’s vision of education for Malaysians?’ Don't be used by extremists, fanatics, Education Ministry told Malaysianheart: If Education director-general Amin Senin...
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State Education Departments must investigate allegations of PT3 question leak: Ministry
PUTRAJAYA: The State Education Departments must investigate the allegations of a leak of the Form Three Assessment 3 (PT3) examination questions as spread on the WhatsApp application.
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Education Ministry - State depts to investigate PT3 questions leak
State Education Departments must investigate the allegations of a leak of the Form Three Assessment 3 (PT3) examination questions which was spread on the WhatsApp application.
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Ministry: State education departments must investigate allegations of PT3 question leak
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 2 — The State Education Departments must investigate the allegations of a leak of the Form Three Assessment 3 (PT3) examination questions as spread on the WhatsApp application.
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Portuguese community all for respect of religious rites
MELAKA: Non-Muslim students in Melaka's missionary schools, especially from the Portuguese community, accept and respect the “doa” (prayer) recitals during morning...
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Penang deputy CM clarifies no Christian prayers at mission school nor ban against Muslim doa
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 2 — Sekolah Kebangsaan Methodist did not forbid its Muslim students from reciting their prayers contrary to claims, Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said today.
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Time to change how we look at nutrition
OUR culinary heritage and round-the-clock food offerings have popularised the notion of Malaysia being a “food heaven”.
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Working paper on Rahmatan Lil Alamin policy is ready: Mujahid
The working paper on the Rahmatan Lil Alamin (mercy to all creations) policy is ready but yet to be presented to the cabinet, said minister in the prime minister's department Dr Mujahid Yusof.
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PT3 English paper repeat is fake news
PUTRAJAYA: Claims that candidates have to resit the English paper for Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination on Oct 10, as it was leaked, was not true, according to the Education Ministry.
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Educate yourself to respect, appreciate all religions, Education Ministry told
NGO Pusat Komas has urged the Education Ministry to educate itself to respect and appreciate all religions and beliefs.
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NUTP: Teachers are being coerced into becoming warden
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) president Aminuddin Awang (pic) says some teachers in boarding schools have been "coerced"...
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Yoursay: Let the court judgment be a warning to all school bullies
YOURSAY | Schools must have the proper SOP to ensure bullying does not occur on their premises.
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MOE: PT3 English paper repeat is fake news
PUTRAJAYA, Oct 1 — Claims that candidates have to resit the English paper for the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination on October 10, as it was leaked, are not true, according to the Education M...
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Maszlee to look into reappointment of Prof Asma as USM vice-chancellor
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 — Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik will look into the petition to renew Prof Datuk Dr Asma Ismail’s tenure as Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice-chancellor.
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Exams Syndicate: PT3 paper not postponed
PETALING JAYA: A statement allegedly from the Education Ministry announcing the postponement of the English PT3 paper is fake, says the Examinations...
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Uncalled for "stern warning" for missionary school
LETTER | It is ridiculous, to say the least, for the Education Ministry (above) to have issued a stern warning to a missionary school in Penang for reciting the Christian doa selamat before the start ...
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Golden Hearts Award 2019: Man on a mission
Zulkernai Fauzi is a man on a mission - to convince needy parents to send their children to his school - Sekolah Bimbingan Jalinan Kasih.The school, located in Chow Kit, was specially set up by the Ed...
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Kudos on Sabah's UEC recognition but several issues must be addressed
From the outset, I would like to extend my praise to the Sabah government for recognising the United Examination Certificate (UEC); kudos to the state administration for doing something its Federal counterpart has been beating about the bush for over a year.
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Teacher provides hope in the dark
PETALING JAYA: It is the middle of the night and no one is expecting a respected school principal to be roaming the streets of a rough neighbourhood.
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King Edward school’s original building needs repairs
TAIPING: The Old Students Alumni of Sekolah Kebangsaan King Edward VII (1) has called on the Education Ministry to repair the school’s original building...
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‘UEC is a very complex issue’
PUCHONG: The Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) has been turned into a highly racialised issue and politics must be removed from it, said UEC task force chairman...
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Najib didn't stop Jho Low and 8 news from yesterday
KINI ROUNDUP | Here are key headlines you may have missed yesterday, in brief. 1.
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Maszlee wants society to share teachers' success stories
Education Minister Maszlee Malik wants society to share stories of the successes of teachers they know to inspire other educators.
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Submission of UEC report to government delayed
The summary findings by the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) task force, which was supposed to be submitted to the government today, has been postponed.
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Students need to be taught to respect all religions
LETTER | Schools are supposed to be the seedbed for religious tolerance, where young children are taught to respect each other’s religion.
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Exercise care and caution in alleged ‘doa’ recital refusal case, says Ramasamy
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 30 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy has called on the Education Ministry to exercise “care and caution” when investigating allegations into a Penang primary school...
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