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Late bloomers

Last night I arrived late for Caring’s 25th annual dinner celebration at Berjaya Times Square. I did use the excuse of horrendous traffic but it was really my own fault for not starting earlier from home. But I also had the excuse of not being able to wear my bow tie (which took 15 minutes) because the last time I wore one was during my own wedding years ago. As you can guess by now, I am wearing a new tuxedo, recently made and 30 years apart from the first one.

Joy of learning English Literature


All-Malaysian ESL finals at Australasian debating championship

KUALA LUMPUR: It was Malaysia versus Malaysia at the 2019 Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championship ESL (English as Second Language) finals on Sunday (July 7).

Professor doused in kerosene

Chittagong: Teachers demonstrated in Bangladesh’s Chittagong port city after a student doused a top professor with kerosene to protest against his allegedly lewd lectures, police and officials said.

New syllabus good, but can be better

WHILE welcoming the move to introduce a Cambridge-based English Literature syllabus, stakeholders stress the importance of literature especially in the age of digitisation, and are suggesting some tweaks to the planned syllabus.

Session exposes students to poetry

THE Department of Languages at HELP University recently hosted a guest speaker, Dr Malachi Edwin Vethamani, who is known as a poet, writer and professor of English Literature in the Malaysian literary world.

Teachers hope more students will take up ‘dying subject’

PETALING JAYA: Teachers are hoping the new English Literature syllabus will attract more students to take the “dying subject”.

New SPM English Lit syllabus

PETALING JAYA: A Cambridge-based English Literature syllabus will be introduced to secondary schools next year in a move to boost proficiency in the language.

Ex-dropout makes the grade

NICHOLAS Chan, 23, is the first Institute of Technical Education (ITE) graduate to make it to the National University of Singapore’s Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, which this year had about 280 places for some 2,000 applicants.