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The Malaysia Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2014 with the theme of Public Transportation, garnered the support of institutions such as Performance Management and Delivery Unit (PEMANDU), the Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD), and Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad. Honoured guests addressing the crowd at the competition's opening on Aug 22 were  Jeffrey Cheah Foundation trustee and Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs (IDEAS) founding president Tunku Zain Al-â¿TMAbidin Ibni Tuanku Muhriz, PEMANDU director Mohd Azharuddin Mat Sah, and Sunway Group corporate advisor and Centre for Public Policy Studies chairman Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam, as well as former MPPC contestant for 2013, International Council of Malaysian Scholars and Associates (ICMS) chief executive director Lee Jia Lok.

Listening to budding leaders

30 August 2014

YOUTHS submitted ideas to improve the public transportation system through the Malaysia Public Policy Competition (MPPC) 2014.

Character-building experience for group of Perlis students

28 August 2014

A GROUP of 94 Perlis teenagers visited the Cerebral Palsy Children’s Association of Penang as part of the northern state’s ongoing character-building programme for its excellent students.

Double celebration in honour of Brother Loke at Bukit Kiara

28 August 2014

KUALA LUMPUR: Brother Ambrose Loke’s contribution to the Malaysian education sector will be celebrated this Saturday.

Education is vital for economic growth of nation

28 August 2014

JOHOR BARU: Education is an important tool to give Malaysians the competitive edge to help locals benefit from the current economic growth in the country, said Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Mohamed Khaled Nordin.

Warm greetings: Kamalanathan meeting with some of the native speakers that are engaging with 45 schools in Malacca. Each native speaker English language professionals will attend five schools a week.

Emphasis on English proficiency

28 August 2014

MALACCA: The Education Ministry is ready to implement English as a compulsory pass subject for Sijil Penilaian Malaysia (SPM) examination from 2016.

At the launch: (From left, back row) Theatre practitioner Az'farr Baginda, Sunway University department of psychology lecturer Elaine Yong, Danone Dumex Malaysia managing director Connie Ang, Suryokusumo, Danone Dumex Malaysia associate marketing director Leong Poh Yeng and Danone Dumex Malaysia activation manager Patricia Ee at the launch of Dugrostar.

Young talent search

28 August 2014

IN AN effort to help children discover their full potential and talent, Dugro is organising a performing arts platform for those aged between three and 10 years.

Subra: Find ways to take in more medical students

28 August 2014

PUTRAJAYA: Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam has requested the Education Ministry to look into ways to increase the intake of medical students in public universities.

Meet the scientists who are creating things, adding value, and contributing to society in subtle, often unseen ways: From left, molecular biologist Prof Dr Raja Noor Zaliha Raja Abd Rahman,  nuclear scientist Dr. Chantara Thevy Ratnam, and chemical engineer Prof Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah.

RAYMOND OOI/ The Star

Getting to the next level in the world of science

27 August 2014

Members of the Academy Of Sciences Malaysia’s 2013 intake for its Top Research Scientist Malaysia database weigh in on what science means in a Malaysian context.

Chemical engineer Professor Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah loves reading, stamp collecting, classical music, musicals, opera, art, cycling and jungle trekking. He dislikes gossiping and feeling lazy. He says he chose science as a career because he loves the thrill of discovery.

Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah: Driven to innovate

27 August 2014

Who doesn’t want to know how things work? That’s the reply chemical engineer Dr Luqman Chuah Abdullah offers when asked why he chose science.

Swinburne Sarawak pro vice-chancellor Prof Anthony Cahalan (left) greeting delegates at the conference. - ZULAZHAR SHEBLEE / The Star

Don spells out varsities’ role

27 August 2014

KUCHING: Universities have a responsibility to develop competent researchers who can play a leading role in social and economic development.

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