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No respite from haze in Malaysia as air quality remain at unhealthy levels; 2 flights from Ipoh cancelled
PETALING JAYA (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - There is no respite for Malaysians from the haze, as many areas are recording polluted air levels or are at the brink of breaching the "unhealthy" mark.
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M’sian medical student dies of infection in Medan
SEMARANG (Central Java): A Malaysian student in Medan, Sumatra, has died of bacterial infection of the tonsils.
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Malaysian student in Medan dies of diphtheria tonsilitis
SEMARANG, Central Java: A Malaysian student in Medan, Sumatera, died of bacterial infection of the tonsils early this morning.
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Malaysian student in Medan dies of diphtheria tonsilitis
SEMARANG (CENTRAL JAVA), Sept 21 — A Malaysian student in Medan, Sumatra, died of bacterial infection of the tonsils early this morning.
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Upcoming talk: “Property or Poverty? Opportunity or Threat? Time to Find Out.”
The Best Time to buy is usually too late for most of us when it comes to property.
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Pitch your ideas to these 7 investors at Tech in Asia Conference
Funding opportunities are hard to come by, and we understand the challenges that come with finding potential investors.
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Perak needs additional 200,000 face masks from Nadma
IPOH: The Perak disaster management secretariat has submitted an application for additional 200,000 face masks from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) due to the worsening haze situation ...
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Perak needs additional 200,000 face masks from Nadma due to worsening haze situation
IPOH, Sept 19 ― The Perak disaster management secretariat has submitted an application for additional 200,000 face masks from the National Disaster Management Agency (Nadma) due to worsening haze si...
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Education has been our bone of contention for ages
LETTER | As expected, a recent survey clearly shows that the people simply don't trust the government when it comes to education because the government has made a mockery out of it for the past few de...
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Haze in Malaysia: Air quality reaches hazardous level in Sarawak; schools close in Negeri Sembilan, Selangor
SEREMBAN: Air quality in Sarawak reached hazardous levels while all schools in Port Dickson were suspended as the haze worsened in Malaysia.
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School session in Port Dickson suspended after API reading exceeds 200
SEREMBAN (Sept 17): Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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All schools in Port Dickson suspended as air quality worsens
SEREMBAN: All schools in Port Dickson were suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district exceeded the 200 mark.
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School session in Port Dickson suspended after API reading exceeds 200
SEREMBAN: Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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School suspended in PD as API hits very unhealthy level
SEREMBAN: School in Port Dickson was suspended today after the air pollutant index (API) in the district exceeded the 200 mark.
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School session in Port Dickson suspended after IPU reading exceeds 200
SEREMBAN (Sept 17): Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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Schools in Port Dickson forced to close after API exceeds 200 mark
SEREMBAN, Sept 17 ― Schooling session in the Port Dickson district was suspended after the Air Pollutant Index (API) in the district had exceeded the 200 mark.
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Nun is oldest to receive certificate in childhood care
KOTA KINABALU: Sister Rufina Sotiar, a 68-year-old nun, became the oldest apprentice to receive her Level 3 certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education during the Sabah and Labuan FT National Du...
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Nun is oldest to receive Level 3 certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education
Sister Rufina with her certificate and bouquet during the Sabah and Labuan FT National Dual Training System convocation ceremony.
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How corporations can help their people
With rapid technological changes affecting the way people live and work, it is inevitable that employers have to work on strengthening their workforce so that the business ecosystem catches up with th...
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Sarawak CM urges local entrepreneurs to upgrade skills in facing IR4.0
KUCHING, Sept 12 — Local entrepreneurs are urged to equip themselves with adequate skills in adapting themselves with the upcoming Industrial Revolution 4.0.
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Former higher education minister slams merger of Terengganu varsities
PETALING JAYA: A former minister of higher education has criticised the merger of Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT) and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), calling it unprofessional and unnec...
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Umno veep labels merger between two Terengganu universities ‘unprofessional’
JOHOR BARU, Sept 11 — Umno vice-president Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin today claimed the Education Ministry’s move to merge Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) and Universiti Malaysia Ter...
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Govt should not shut down teacher's training institutes, says Umno man
SEREMBAN: The government should not shut down 21 of the 27 teacher's training institutes nationwide as has been reported, as this would affect school-leavers who want to pursue a career in teaching, says Umno supreme council member Datuk Jalaluddin Alias.
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5 international investors not to miss at Tech in Asia Conference’s Speed Dating
Setting your first meeting with potential investors could be a nerve-wrecking affair – sometimes it boils down to luck.
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Sipitang can be new tourism centre – Yusof
Yusof (fifth right) receiving the gimmick plaque as a symbolic of the launching of SiFest 2020 from Big Bikers members.
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Govt to pay SFI staff salaries
Shafie and Yusof at the Sipitang Fruit Festival.
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Focus is on Sabah’s agricultural sector to boost economy
SIPITANG, Aug 29 — Focus is on boosting Sabah’s agricultural sector to make it one of the sources that generates the state’s economy.
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Maszlee concerned over tahfiz school’s unusual punishments
PETALING JAYA: Education Minister Maszlee Malik has voiced his concern over unusual punishments recommended by a tahfiz school in Sarawak, which include pouring excrement on students.
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Sabah International Convention Centre to be ready early next year – CM
Shafie (fifth left) flanked by his ministers (from left to right) Phoong, Frankie, Peter, Christina and Dr Yusof (fifth right) and Ewon (fourth right).
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Sabah CM to visit East Kalimantan and Tarakan in September
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal will visit Kalimantan next month, where he is expected to touch on possible collaborations following...
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Think rationally, Maszlee tells groups threatening boycott over Jawi script
GEORGE TOWN: Education Minister Maszlee Malik today called for calm following reports that a parents’ group is threatening to stop sending their children to school if Jawi script lessons are introdu...
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Maszlee: Don’t harm kids’ education just to protest jawi classes
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 27 — Groups threatening a student boycott to protest jawi lessons in national schools will only deprive the affected children of their schooling, Education Minister Maszlee Malik sa...
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My Say: National education, racial politics and class economics
If the Ministry of Education had wanted to reform the school system, it could have chosen an issue that is impactful to the reform effort as well as one that would obtain a broad consensus across all ...
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Universal CEFR English grading starts with 2019 PT3
PUTRAJAYA: This year’s new Form Three Assessment (PT3) for English will determine if students are “independent users” of the language.
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First CEFR assessment via pt3 English paper
PUTRAJAYA: The first parallel assessment of Common European Framework of Reference For Language (CEFR) will be implemented at the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination level for the English Language...
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First CEFR assessment via PT3 english paper
PUTRAJAYA: The first parallel assessment of Common European Framework of Reference For Language (CEFR) will be implemented at the Form Three Assessment (PT3) examination level for the English Language...
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MOE-SSPC MoU to mould students for future industrialized Sabah – Yusof
Yusof (third right) witnesses as BPLTV deputy director Zanariah Ahmad (third left) and Prithipal (second right) exchanges the inked MoU between MoE and SSPC at KV Likas.
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Don’t rush Jawi writing implementation – Ghapur
Ghapur TAWAU: Former Kalabakan MP Datuk Seri Abdul Ghapur Salleh has called on the state government not to rush the implementation of Jawi writing in the Bahasa Melayu Year 4 subjects in Sabah school...
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Colouring contest to unite Malaysians
MELAKA: An entrepreneur’s bid to organise a mega colouring contest here to commemorate National Day has drawn overwhelming response from diverse communities.
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Budget 2020: Dear Health Ministry, here’s how to spend your money
Strategic areas for proposed Health Ministry spending include setting up an inter-ministry unit for sustained collaboration, and emphasising primary care by giving it a dedicated division.
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Curriculum-mapping will aid civics education
LETTER | The talk of the town now is on civics learning.
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N. Sembilan investments up 103 percent in 2018
Investments in Negeri Sembilan last year recorded a rise to RM2.86 billion when compared to the RM1.41 billion in 2017, says state Investment, Industrialisation, Entrepreneurship, Education and Human ...
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Increased allowance helps boost interns’ productivity: Johor Exco
JOHOR BARU: The increase in allowance for interns undergoing practical training in ministries, government departments and agencies is expected to increase their productivity, as well as help them to c...
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Kelantan mentri besar: Be careful of ideological, economic colonisation
KOTA BARU, Aug 16 — The failure of society to appreciate the true meaning of independence could lead to ideological and economic colonisation, Kelantan Mentri Besar Datuk Ahmad Yakob said today.
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UMS alumnus shares recipe for success with cake house franchise, aspires to bring brand to global platform
KOTA KINABALU: What started as a small baking venture turned into a successful home-grown cake house franchise for Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) alumnus Dg Irme Hafziany Ag Yusop.
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Sipitang Fruit Festival a lure for tourists – Yusof
Yusof, flanked by implementing chairman Matlin Dullah (left) and committee secretary Haslinda Hadis, with other committee members after announcing the Sipitang Fruit Festival 2019.
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Ban Zakir Naik from coming to Sabah – SAPP
From left: Yong, Edward and Japiril KOTA KINABALU: Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP) has called on the Sabah State Government to ban Zakir Naik from coming to Sabah.
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SAPP wants Zakir Naik banned from entering Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah should take similar steps as Sarawak to ban controversial preacher Zakir Naik from coming into the state, says opposition Sabah Progressive Party (SAPP).
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DAP grassroots who rebelled against khat back latest solution
The DAP grassroots grouping that had objected to the implementation of Jawi khat for Year 4 pupils said it now accepts the latest solution provided by the Education Ministry.
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State assemblymen: Don’t politicise dilapidated schools issue, issue directive to begin repairs now
A file photo taken in March this year, of the dilapidated condition of SK Nanga Tau, Tatau.
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The khat paranoia in Malaysia
COMMENTARY, Aug 14 — The vehement protests over the introduction of khat in national schools next year has put a mirror up to groups insisting it will lead to the Islamisation of non-Muslims. I am n...
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Directory to reduce risk of child labour in Sabah
KOTA KINABALU: Earthworm Foundation (EF), in collaboration with Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Avon, Nestlé and Wilmar International (Wilmar), has developed a directory of social services to h...
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Civics education implemeneted in integrated, holistic manner — Maszlee
PUTRAJAYA: Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, said Education Minister Dr Maszlee...
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Educators told to develop system to address national welfare, aspirations of community
Raja Nazhatul giving a speech at the conference – Photo by Muhd Rais Sanusi Sasbadi Holdings Berhad managing director Law King Hui (left) exchanging MoU with Melta president Professor Ganakumaran S...
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Integrated and holistic implementation of civics education: Maszlee
PUTRAJAYA: Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, according to Education Minister Dr...
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Manyin: Repairs of dilapidated schools yet to begin, no directive from Finance Ministry yet
(From left) Manyin, Her Royal Highness Raja Puan Mahkota Perak Raja Nazhatul Shima Sultan Idris Shah and MELTA president Prof Ganakumaran Subramaniam at the press conference.
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Integrated and holistic implementation of civics education in schools - Maszlee
Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, said Education Minister Maszlee Malik.
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals — Dr Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 13): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and co...
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Repairs of dilapidated schools in Sarawak will begin once Finance Ministry issues directive
KUCHING: The repair of dilapidated schools in Sarawak can only start after the Finance Ministry issues a directive to the Education Ministry to do so, says Datuk Seri Michael Manyin.
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Education minister: Civics education to be introduced in Malaysia schools in integrated, holistic manner
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 13 — Civics education is being implemented in schools in an integrated and holistic manner encompassing both the literacy and practical aspects of the subject, said Education Minister...
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals – Mahathir
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad poses for a picture with school students when launching the national-level civics education for schools in Putrajaya today.
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals — Dr Mahathir
PUTRAJAYA (Aug 13): Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and co...
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Civics education shapes responsible community, individuals - PM
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad today expressed the hope that the civics education introduced in schools last June will shape a community and individuals who are responsible, caring and considerate...
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Malaysia services sector revenue grew 6.5% y-o-y in 2Q19
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 13): Revenue for the services sector in Malaysia increased by 6.5% to RM441.3 billion in the second quarter of 2019 (2Q19), from RM414.2 billion in the same period last year, accordi...
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Ministry needs more allocation to meet health needs
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite Pakatan Harapan’s promise to fund the Health Ministry up to 4% of the gross domestic product (GDP) by 2023, it is still largely “business as usual” after more than a year.
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Crown Prince Tunku Ismail appointed Regent of Johor
JOHOR BARU: The Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar, has appointed Johor Crown Prince Tunku Ismail as the Regent of Johor.
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Politicians are failing our education system
Nation-building starts with education.
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Plenty of controversies but comprehensive education reform still found wanting
The Education Ministry under Maszlee Malik (photo, above) has been bogged down by one controversy after another, ranging from black shoes to matriculation and most recently the khat issue, but compreh...
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Education and Property Investment can be the same theme.
Tertiary education is compulsory Could we afford NOT to graduate with a tertiary qualification today and in the future?
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Penang deputy CM claims khat move to be blind acceptance of ‘misguided BN policy’
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 7 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy wants the ruling Pakatan Harapan to explain its khat introduction for vernacular primary schools, claiming the decision to be blind a...
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Sultan of Perak graces opening of SMK Kampung Bahagia in Teluk Intan
TELUK INTAN: The Sultan of Perak Sultan Nazrin Shah (pix) graced the opening of Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan (SMK) Kampung Bahagia here today.
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Greater promotion of Blue Rings Reef
(From right) Yusof, Mohamaddin and Assaffal Alian officiating at the Sayangi Lahad Datu Gala Night Festival.
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Change needed to achieve IR4.0 objectives
KUALA LUMPUR: A change in the Malaysian education system is essential to help the country achieve the objectives of Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), according to stakeholders in the education sector...
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Foreign chambers suggest Msia’s education system should focus on industrial side
PUTRAJAYA: Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international chambers of commerce he engaged in a session on workforce and talent today has suggested that Malaysia’s education system should also focus ...
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Foreign chambers suggest education system should focus on industrial needs
Dr Mahathir Mohamad said the international chambers of commerce he engaged in a session on workforce and talent today have suggested that Malaysia's education system should also focus on industrial ne...
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Foreign chambers suggest M’sia’s education system should focus on industrial side
Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaking during a press conference after chairing the a round-table session with 30 representatives from 20 foreign chambers of commerce on “Empowering Malaysi...
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Ideals of Malaysia intact in Sarawak — Lee Yew Meng
JULY 31 — Our nation first took note of Datuk Haji Abdul Karim when he requested for the postponement of the tourism tax for Sabah and Sarawak which was to take effect on July 1, 2017.
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New structure for education sector to be introduced in stages from June 1
PUTRAJAYA: The Education Ministry is in the midst of implementing a new organisation structure for the education sector in stages, beginning June 1, said Education director-general Datuk Dr Amin Senin...
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Cock fighting still illegal in Sabah, viral photo alleging CM approved license confirmed fake
This viral photo alleging that Chief Minister Datuk Seri Shafie Apdal had approved the licence for cock fighting is fake KOTA KINABALU: Cock fighting is still illegal in Sabah as the viral photo alle...
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The 12 paradoxes of Malaysian education
JULY 29 — About half a dozen years ago, I published an article on 10 paradoxes in our education system.
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Primary 1 pupils to have 20 periods of learning in English from next year – Manyin
Manyin (fourth left) shares a light moment with Richard (fourth right) during the event.
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Education vital in shaping youth to meet nation’s aspirations: Aminuddin
SEREMBAN: Education plays a key role in shaping the young generation to meet the nation’s aspirations and needs, says Negri Sembilan Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Aminuddin Harun (pix).
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Five dilapidated schools in Sarawak to be repaired with promised RM350 mln
File photo shows a classroom in a dilapidated primary school in Sarawak.
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Manyin: No quarrel between S’wak govt and fed govt on contra loan payment issue
Manyin (fourth right, back row) in a photo call with voucher recipients from SK Tepoi.
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Maszlee: Asean students need better credit transfer system
PETALING JAYA: A better credit transfer system is needed to make it easier for students and educators to move between educational institutions in the Asean region.
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Johor seeks more time to tackle pollution issue
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government needs more time to discuss the best course of action in addressing the pollution problems in Pasir Gudang, says Aminolhuda Hassan.
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Kemas nursery activity books issue to be resolved by next month
KANGAR: The distribution of activity books for nurseries under the Community Development Department (Kemas) has been postponed nationwide as it is still in the process of awarding the tender to a new ...
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Pigeon droppings at Pasir Gudang school may have caused health issues - Johor gov't
The state government is not ruling out the possibility that the recurrence of breathing issues and vomiting among pupils of SK Tanjung Puteri Resort in Pasir Gudang, Johor, could also be due to pigeon...
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Breathing issues, vomiting at Pasir Gudang schools could be due to pigeon droppings: Johor govt
JOHOR BARU: The state government is not ruling out the possibility of the recurrence of breathing issues and vomiting among pupils of SK Tanjung Putri Resort in Pasir Gudang due to pigeon droppings in...
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Pesticide poisoning: Classes at SK Linggi resumed yesterday
SEREMBAN: Classes at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Linggi in Port Dickson started yesterday after monitoring and inspection of the situation at the school was found to be safe from pesticide fumes.
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Be critical, forthright in evaluating education, Seameo told
KUALA LUMPUR: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik (pix) said members of the South East Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (Seameo) need to be critical to build the right perspective as its Stra...
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Classes resume at Negri Sembilan school after pesticide poisoning
KUALA LUMPUR, July 23 — Classes at Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Linggi in Port Dickson started yesterday after inspections at the school found it to be safe from pesticide fumes.
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Johor investigating link between bird droppings and recent health issues at some Pasir Gudang schools
JOHOR BAHRU: The Johor government said on Tuesday (Jul 23) that it is investigating the possibility that bird droppings could have contributed to the recent health issues of some students in a Pasir ...
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As Putrajaya scrutinises factories, Johor targets birds for Pasir Gudang air pollution
PASIR GUDANG, July 23 — Bird droppings found on the upper floors of SK Tanjung Puteri Resort here could be one of the pollutants causing students and staff to fall sick and suffer breathing problems...
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Experts may be roped in to find answer to Pasir Gudang air pollution
ISKANDAR PUTERI: The Johor government has not ruled out the possibility of getting local and foreign experts to find a long-term solution to the air pollution issue at Pasir Gudang.
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Students rushed to hospital due to pesticides poisoning
PORT DICKSON: Nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
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Port Dickson students rushed to hospital due to pesticides poisoning
PORT DICKSON, July 18 — Nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
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47 students awarded Taiwan scholarships
KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 47 students have been awarded Taiwan Scholarship and Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship to pursue degrees and short-term Mandarin courses in Taiwan.
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Johor govt to launch fund-raiser to help 12-year-old receive treatment for myokymia
The Johor state government will launch a fund-raiser to help 12-year-old Irfan Wafiy Idham Wazir, who is suffering from myokymia, to receive treatment for the disease.Education, Human Resource, Scienc...
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Johor wants gas detector to be placed in risky schools in Pasir Gudang
JOHOR BARU: The Johor government hopes that the equipment used to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Multirae Gas Detector, will remain to be placed in risky schools in Pasir Gudang, according ...
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