1. UKM is the only public university to receive an increased allocation in the 2016 Budget. Its estimated allocation will be increased by 5 per cent from RM488m to RM512m in 2015. All other public universities, including UTM, which is the highest ranking Malaysian university, have had their budgets trimmed, leading to concern among many that next year could see university tuition fee hikes. The above image is an excerpt from the 2016 budget allocations. What makes UKM so special?

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The Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet comprising the General Union of Tunisian Workers, the employers’ union (UTICA), the Tunisian Bar Association, and the Human Rights League (LTDH), the first independent human rights association in the Arab world.

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The KL mayor estimates the clean-up bill for the Red Shirts rally would come up to about RM50,000. Alam Flora is supposed to be doing the costing. But Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government Minister Rahman Dahlan says the bill is RM38,000 and Alam Flora has confirmed the amount. Everyone could see in photos the piles of trash left behind by the rally goers. And Alam Flora personnel were photographed being deployed during the event.

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Update: It was also a no show at Komtar, where the group was supposed to stage a protest after the Friday solat prayer. In the event, only light strike force and other police personnel were present.

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No one turned up for a protest at the Aliran office around noon today despite a notice having been circulated over social media saying a silat group would be staging a demonstration outside the reform group’s premises in Jelutong, Penang.