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It is the first time in recent memory that the academic and staff unions have come together in a show of solidarity. In clamping down on the likes of Azmi Sharom, student leader Safwan Anang and journalist Susan Loone,...
"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...
Bernama has come up with its own spin on the Economist Intelligence Unit's report on the Malaysian general election. Compare the two reports below: This is the EIU report: A fiscal bidding war The main opposition Pakatan Rakyat (PR) alliance...
Students from Monash University say NO to racism and call for clean and fair elections, reports Media Rakyat. In an unrelated development, some 200 students participated in a protest outside the SPR office.
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"...
http://www.youtube.com/v/j1BuyaGjUHk&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 The plight of refugee children in Malaysia is a sad one. They are among the forgotten children in our land. It is time the government does something about this. Even though Malaysia has not yet signed the 1951 UN Convention...
Malaysia's 'apex university' has dropped 34 places to 335th spot in the QS world university rankings. Cambridge University tops the latest world ranking. Universiti Malaya is the only Malaysian U in the top 200 coming in at 167th...
http://www.youtube.com/v/0P_pvUoLnRU&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0 Obama's controversial speech at a Catholic university. Parts 2, 3 and 4 below. Full text here. The US president pleads for open hearts, open minds and fair-minded words over some of the bitter debates that divide American society. See also...
A school dorm collapsed in Belaga, Sarawak in January 2012, injuring 18 pupils, with five seriously hurt. Work was supposed to have been completed in March 2013 but... ... their desire to speed up the project through the use...
Former Penang Chief Minister Koh Tsu Koon made a brief appearance in Butterworth to dish out cheques to representatives of mission schools in Kedah and Penang. Representatives of 30 to 40 mission schools in the two states received...

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