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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...
A group of performers read poetry outside Sogo yesterday evening. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s); if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = "//connect.facebook.net/en_GB/all.js#xfbml=1"; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs); }(document, 'script', 'facebook-jssdk')); Post by AI...
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...
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"...
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...
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...
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...
"Guess how many students scored straight As in the PMR exams?" I asked a relative while reading yesterday's newspaper. "Twenty?" came the reply. I laughed. "Why? Hundreds-ah?" "No, over 30,000," I said. Actually, 30,836 to be precise. With so many 'geniuses' running around...
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...

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