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A Chinese vernacular school in Johor has received a record number of new non-Chinese Malaysians pupils, who make up more than half of its latest intake for the current year, raising eyebrows among many Malaysians. This report from theSun: PETALING...
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...
The Penang education department director has ordered schools in the state not to participate in Merdeka parades or celebrations organised by the state government until approval is received from the federal education ministry. I contacted the Penang education department...
Where o where is this country heading to under Najib's leadership? About 30 activists were detained near Sogo and Jalan Tuanku Abdul Razak in downtown KL this afternoon as cries of "Undur, undur; undur Najib!" and "Tangkap, tangkap; tangkap...
This is what happens when you are unable to counter critical arguments with logical explanations. You can read about the full incident here. Issues and trends The authorities obviously don't want to expose students to critical views on government policies. In...
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I spotted a group outside USM this afternoon and didn't realise what was going on until much later. Turns out that the gathering was part of the Jelajah roadshow by a group of university students to "free the universities"...
0131 (Monday): "Menurut Pengerusi Pro-M UMSKK, saudara Muhammad Asyraf Che Ani, kesemua yang ditahan telah dibebaskan. Syabas!" So says a tweet by @MsiswaGANYANG. The eight, who were being held at the Karamusing Police Station, are Fahmi Zainol, Ainullutfi, Asyraf...
The law professor spoke at 11.30pm yesterday at the gates of the campus in Gombak after campus security and police blocked him from entering. It certainly looks as if the students' movement is awakening. How long more can they...
The padlocked metal gate of University of Malaya was unable to hold back the over 2000 students who had come to listen to Anwar Ibrahim at the University of Malaya last night. And the following are other scenes from...

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