Category Archives: Education

No public scholarship for top student

IPOH, April 29 — One of the country’s SPM top scorer is devastated when she did not get a Public Services Department scholarship despite obtaining 11A+. Eighteen-year-old Teh Xin Yi, formerly of SMK Ava Maria Convent, said she only knew … Continue reading

Posted in Education

Sarah Lian: A name doesn’t represent a person’s religion

PETALING JAYA: A question on a Moral Studies paper for Year One students at a school here is coming under heavy criticism for being racist. Actress Sarah Lian (pic) said that the question indoctrinated young children to typecast people according … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Race relations

Mahdzir’s claim misleading, says church council

PETALING JAYA: The Council of Churches Malaysia says it is misleading for the Education Minister to claim that Christians and Jews are plotting to split the Malays. Its secretary-general Rev Dr Herman Shastri (pic) said minister Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid’s … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Religion

Abang Johari: We will continue policy of English as official language

KUCHING: The state government will continue its policy of adopting English as the official language of the state with Bahasa Malaysia. “It is important for the people to uphold the English language that has become an important communication tool across … Continue reading

Posted in Abang Johari, Education

It’s getting tougher for UM

PETALING JAYA: The academic staff is the latest casualty in an austerity drive at Universiti Malaya (UM), the country’s premier institution of higher learning. The measures, a result of slashed government funding for public universities, has already caused several facilities … Continue reading

Posted in Education, MoCS (Sarawak)

CM: ‘Stupid’ turn to education 30 years ago

KUCHING: Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Tan Sri Adenan Satem has termed the education policy some 30 years ago as “stupid”. He opined that it was unintelligent to neglect the English Language and over emphasise Bahasa Malaysia. Instead, he said “we … Continue reading

Posted in Adenan Satem, Education

Maybe, Malaysia is not a place for the Chinese to bloom

          COMMENTS by Theantdaily readers Saul: In my humble opinion, the Chinese in Malaysia are just plain stupid and getting more stupid by the day. I humbly believe the reason is the environment. You see, everything in Malaysia is … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Race relations

A Malay in a Church of England boarding school

        by Mariam Mokhtar OUTSPOKEN: Our futures are decided by people with closed minds. Malaysian Muslims fear their own shadows and appear to demand respect from people of other faiths. Are policies, determined by introverted and less educated mullahs, … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Religion

But not everyone as talented as you, Daphne Iking

   by Mohd Fajar Nor OPINION: Daphne Iking was probably trying to boost the morale of underprivileged students with her latest message on Twitter. Good for her. The popular TV personality and actress said Jan 12 that she took on … Continue reading

Posted in Education

Rural students treated worse than pigs. This is shocking!

            by Joseph Tawie SARAWAK FOCUS: Let me highlight two contrasting stories. One tells of the rearing of pigs and their welfare and health being looked after and the other is about the plight of poor rural students in … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Health