Ian Yee

Recent and archived articles by Ian Yee

3 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Try a little kindness every day

BATU PAHAT: An ordinary Mon­day morning for students of two schools here turned extraordinary when actress and #StandTogether National Kindness Week ambassador Lisa Surihani showed up.

The first #StandTogether National Kindness Week, which aims to curb school bullying, got off to an active start with more than 300 schools taking part. Schools that won a special ‘kindness project’ competition had an extra prize – a visit by one of the campaign’s celebrity ambassadors, like actress Lisa Surihani at SK Kota Dalam in Johor. The campaign is organised by R.AGE and SP Setia.
5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Lisa Surihani goes to Johor to spread the word of goodwill for campaign

AYER HITAM: School students were given a special treat when they gathered at SK Kota Dalam here to welcome actress Lisa Surihani, whose visit was in conjunction with the #StandTogether National Kindness Week campaign.

Standing united: Lisa (back row, fifth from left) posing at SK Kota Dalam School in Batu Pahat.
16 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Kindness – that’s all it takes’

TAIPING: Sometimes, it just takes a simple act of kindness to change a student’s life, and that’s exactly what happened to SP Setia chairman Tan Sri Dr Wan Zahid Mohd Noordin.

Overcome with emotion: Wan Zahid (left) and Old Edwardians Association Malaysia president Mohaideen Mohd Ishack broke into tears when they spoke about Wan Zahid’s former teacher at SMK King Edward VII in Taiping.
13 Feb 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Why bully when you can be kind instead’

IPOH: A few months ago, Datuk Wong Tuck Wai was shown a video of a boy being beaten up in school.

Right there: Wong showing where he used to sit during his schooldays at SMK St Michael’s in Ipoh, Perak.
11 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

International UM students claim cost was raised by up to RM36,000

EXCLUSIVE: KUALA LUMPUR: A group of international students at Universiti Malaya (UM) has raised an outcry over an increase in tuition fees of up to RM36,000.

27 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

Inside the dirty, dangerous world of Malaysia's 'kongsi'

EXCLUSIVE: R.AGE goes inside the dirty, dangerous ghettos where construction workers are forced to live.

Bare existence: Migrant construction workers in Malaysia are often housed in deplorable conditions, like in the kongsi pictured above, where three men share a space with no bed. While there are codes of practice that serve as guidelines for proper workers’ housing, they do not carry the force of law.
22 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

DPM: We aim to get into Tier 1

EXCLUSIVE: PUTRAJAYA: A special court to handle human trafficking cases has been set up as part of the measures to get Malaysia into the top-ranked Tier 1 list of countries in the US State Department’s Trafficking in Persons (TiP) annual report by 2020.

Calling all to help: Dr Ahmad Zahid urges NGOs critical of Malaysia’s rise to Tier 2 in the report to work with the Government.
17 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Hope for trafficked student victims

KUALA LUMPUR: Tunku Abdul Rahman University College’s (TAR UC) mission has always been open to helping the less privileged receive higher education and that is what it hopes to do now for student trafficking victims.

14 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Student trafficking network in Malaysian colleges exposed

EXCLUSIVE: Young Bangladeshis are promised a college education and work opportunities here, but end up caught in a constant cycle of exploitation.

Sad plight: Victims of the student trafficking trade have no choice but to work illegally, and often under inhumane conditions, to pay off their debts.
14 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Student trafficking to hit speed bump

PUTRAJAYA: Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Idris Jusoh is a man on a mission to take down all student trafficking colleges throughout the country.

Cheated out of his money: A Bangladeshi victim paid an agent for a degree course, but was given this offer letter for a diploma instead and he wasn’t able to attend any classes.