Has the country changed?

FOR many, going through the past two weeks post GE14 is like passing through a period of time that spanned a whole generation. Several much-anticipated changes have already been made and these included the release of de-facto PKR leader Datuk... more »

Don’t misuse awards

THE UPSR results this year were announced a bit differently. For one, their publication was prohibited. On top of that, awarding students for achieving outstanding results was not encouraged. Whatever the reason for this, it certainly would seem quaint to... more »

A step backward

UNIVERSITY of Malaya’s recent reminder to its students and staff not to make any public comments on the university’s or the government’s policies and operations as well as its decision to suspend the Chinese Language Society for an academic semester... more »

Placement of students based on aptitudes

THE Education Department recently issued a directive to Chinese primary schools in Kuala Lumpur to abolish their policy of placing students in classes based on their grades, starting next year. This means the long-established performance-centric practice will now be replaced... more »

Car purchase and bankruptcy

AMONG Asean countries, Malaysia has the highest rate of car ownership. In 2016, it was estimated that 400 out of every 1,000 Malaysians owned one or more cars on average. Apparently, ownership of cars has become a goal of those... more »

The risk behind BN’s confidence

WITH the election approaching, Pakatan Harapan (PH) – the four-party opposition tie-up – is pressing hard in its much touted bid to take over Putrajaya and PH chairman Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has dug everything out of a hat to... more »
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