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Wee: Improve BM and English

Worthy cause: Chong (second from left) receiving the mock cheque of RM50,000 from Dr Eng during the donation event in Rim, Jasin. Also present are Dr Wee (in green) and Koh (third from left) and state Health, Sport Development and Anti-Drugs Committee deputy chairman Datuk Ng Choon Koon (second from right).

JASIN: Vernacular primary schools should improve the grasp of Bahasa Melayu and English among its pupils, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Dr Wee Ka Siong.

Chong: No plans to abolish corporal punishment

KUALA LUMPUR: The Education Ministry has no plans to abolish corporal punishment, said Deputy Education Minister Datuk Chong Sin Woon.

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Girl walks again after surgery to remove third leg

Happy days: Choity with her mother Shima relaxing in the hospital after the surgery. inset: The x-ray showing the third leg. — AFP

SYDNEY: A girl born with three legs – because body parts of a twin had grown inside her – was returning home to Bangladesh after complex and rare surgery in Australia enabled her to walk and run, her doctor said.

Seoul: We won’t pay for THAAD

Seoul: Seoul brushed aside US President Donald Trump’s suggestion it should pay for a US$1bil (RM4.4bil) missile defence system the two allies are installing in South Korea to guard against threats from the North.

World

ASEAN firms up South China Sea stance as Beijing lobbies over statement

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian countries have altered a statement to be issued at Saturday's ASEAN summit to include references to militarization and island-building in the South China Sea, the latest draft shows, in a move likely to frustrate Beijing.

North Korea test-fires ballistic missile - Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea test-fired a ballistic missile on Saturday, the South Korean and U.S. militaries said, defying warnings from the United States and the reclusive state's main ally, China, which have tried for years to rein in its arms programmes.

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Education

A commitment to early literacy

(From left) Gandhi handing the mock cheque to Wong. With them are Tan and UBM General Manager (Furniture and Interiors) Karen Goi.

APART from upholding its goal in improving English proficiency, United Business Media (UBM) is also inspired to impart positive vibes with its latest sponsorship of education pullout Step Up by The Star.

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