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Education and students' rights

In an unexpected development, student activist Safwan Anang has refused bail, even though the Court granted bail to all five charged with sedition this morning. Hishamuddin Rais, Haris Ibrahim, Tian Chua and Tamrin Ghafar were released pending...
We are told that the government is introducing a Goods and Services Tax (GST) to broaden its tax base. Low-income Malaysians and migrant workers will soon have to pay this indirect form of taxation on consumption whereas previously they...
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...
An 'Occupy Penang' gathering at Speakers' Square in the Esplanade yesterday drew a couple dozen mostly young people. At the 'general assembly', each person took turns to talk about the problems they face everyday including issues related to...
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...