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A new liberal arts institution is in the pipeline at Balik Pulau covering 40ha of land. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e883vg8n65A?rel=0&w=470&h=353] According to the Chief Minister, the federal and state governments are collaborating to facilitate the project, which is backed by Smith College,...
"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...
More loutish behaviour: another ceramah - this time involving students promoting academic freedom - was called off in Klang after an unknown group broke chairs and messed up the hall before the event. The students had organised the event...
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...
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,...
A couple of academics have informed me that all classes have apparently been cancelled from 4.00pm as the university appears to have gone into shut-down mode for today. Meanwhile, a circular purportedly from the campus authorities is making the...
While the son of the Sarawak Chief Minister is said (by his estranged wife) to be worth more than RM2bn, pupils in one primary school, SK Puyut, near Marudi in Sarawak are forced to bathe in a nearby pond...
Hopefully, the Penang state government will put in place a large public park and other free recreational spaces, vegetable farms and fruit orchards for food security, and planned sustainable transport infrastructure, including bicycle lanes and top quality pedestrian networks...
Some 1,000 students have protested at the persistent water shortages at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah campus in Labuan. Photo: UMS Labuan website It was the first picket in the history of Labuan, reports Bernama, which said the water problems were due...
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...

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