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Education and students' rights

Here's something that some ex-Xaverians found out when they attended a reunion bash: St Xavier's Institution in Penang is probably the oldest surviving formal school in the land. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvoJyy_shTM?rel=0] The year 1852 inscribed on the school building is...
Following the government's eyebrow-raising decision to award YTL Corp a contract for internet services, learning programmes and the supply of Chromebooks to school pupils, we might be curious to know who exactly owns the firm. The company...
UPDATED: P Kamalanathan is listed on the Edith Cowan University website. He has also displayed his certificate on his own website. The certificate states he was awarded a Bachelor of Communications from the University on 23 January 1994 2004. Check it...
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...
While the uproar over the BTN continues, let's look at what happens to some of our university students after they graduate. The following was the answer received by Selayang MP William Leong in Parliament recently: In 2004, there were 4,594 unemployed...
Lawyer Latheefa Koya briefs the media about student activist Adam Adli's arrest under a sedition investigation. She argues that five days remand is excessive. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DbPSCjmgGU?rel=0&w=600&h=450] Last night, fellow student activists held a vigil outside the Jinjang Police Station where...
Is our education system designed to produce more human cogs in the corporate production line? http://www.youtube.com/v/iG9CE55wbtY&hl=en_GB&fs=1& Are we just interested in churning out more graduates - never mind if they cannot analyse and think creatively and critically across disciplines? Does our...
While our universities and colleges are churning out graduates by the tens of thousands, we are saddled with a serious problem: the number of unemployed graduates has doubled since 2008. Why are we training so many graduates to meet...
This is an example of a transmission tower that has sprouted in a school in Penang believed to be linked to YTL's 1BestariNet project. Each tower is believed to have a 4km range. More than 1500 such towers have...

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