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JPA scholarships: What will it be?

JPA scholarships: What will it be?

The status of Public Service Department scholarships has changed three times within a month, from one minister saying there were insufficient funds, to another saying it would not be a problem to source for additional funding. So what’s the real deal with JPA scholarships?

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Whose interest does the UUCA serve?

Whose interest does the UUCA serve?

 (© lumaxart.com | Flickr) AS an editor, I’ve sometimes had to remind journalists who merely copy and paste from a press release that they are paid to think, question, and make sense of the issues they are writing about. A journalist’s role is not to be a stenographer. It’s to be a public intellectual that [...]

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UKM is “penalising” students

UKM is “penalising” students

Letter to Prof Tan Sri Dr Sharifah Hapsah Syed Hasan Shahabudin, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) vice-chancellor Dear vice-chancellor, I am writing to you with regards to the persecution of four UKM students for taking part in the Hulu Selangor elections. Come 2 and 3 June 2010, the four will be charged under Section 15 of [...]

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A liberal and creative Malaysia?

A liberal and creative Malaysia?

“['Push factors'] in some countries of origin have also unfortunately played a part, including a lack of intellectual liberties and fair economic opportunities. “To reverse the brain drain into a brain gain, we need to create the right liberal ecosystem and to stimulate creativity. There should also be a fair ecosystem to reward and encourage [...]

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Going private

Going private

BEGINNING today, The Nut Graph examines the problems that have become entrenched in the national school system. While public schools were reliable and multiracial centres of education for Malaysian children not too long ago, today, parents who can afford it are sending their children to private schools. Those who can’t, opt for Chinese vernacular schools. [...]

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Pupils were jumping on bridge before collapse

KAMPAR, 27 Oct 2009: Between 30 and 50 pupils were on a newly-built suspension bridge when it collapsed last night into the swift-flowing Kampar River at Sekolah Kebangsaan Kuala Dipang near here, causing one pupil to drown and two more to go missing. A pupil, K Mathivanan, 12, who held onto a rope and saved [...]

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