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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...
1600: The crowd has dispersed as the protest ends peacefully. Meanwhile, Umno Youth's Tun Faisal reports via Twitter that some 5,000 people turned up for a Juara Rakyat event in Sembrong, Johor. 1537: The police have prohibited the crowd from...
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...
Berita Kampus, the USM communications lab newspaper, was temporarily held back yesterday after a farewell profile on highly regarded media lecturer Dr Mustafa K Anuar appeared. For some reason, the School of Communication had a change of heart and...
If only all that oil money had not been frittered away and had instead been used to strengthen social safety nets, many families wouldn't be struggling today. In the course of writing the following piece for IPS, I found that...
Update (17 February 2012): Curtin University never for a moment anticipated the ferocity of the backlash from Malaysians when it awarded a 'honorary doctorate' to Rosmah. Now the news is all over the Australian media as well and...
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,...
From anecdotal evidence, I sense some parents are battling to curb their children's long hours of computer usage that prevent them from leading a balanced life-style. Take a walk on the streets and you can see the video games...
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...
Umno's Khairy Jamaluddin argues that PKR's plan to abolish study loans could lead the nation to bankruptcy while PKR's Rafizi insists that free higher education is financially sustainable. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpTIDlb7aTA?rel=0&w=470&h=348] [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXm2RfmNQ-Q?rel=0&w=470&h=348] I thought the moderator's question to Khairy...

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