Prethiba Esvary

Recent and archived articles by Prethiba Esvary

7 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Finding the right fit

WHEN I saw firsthand the live performance of Negaraku sometime last year, I remember sitting up straight in my chair to identify who the lead singer was. Not only did this man’s melodic voice captivate me, but the lyrics of the song stirred something in me.

Reaching out: Faizal delivering a motivational talk during one of the Skim Latihan 1Malaysia open interview programmes this year.
23 Apr 2018 | 7:00 AM

Economic and employment outlook in Kedah

Graduates in the north need exposure to job demands

Lead the way: Mahfudz says companies should try to help and guide fresh graduates gain working experience.
26 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Small firms do their part to help graduates

GROWING up wasn’t easy for Pajilawati Sakibun. She lived in a rural village in Kudat, Sabah and is the daughter of a traditional fisherman. Her father was the sole breadwinner of their family and had to fend for his wife and nine children.

Job seekers: The recent SL1M Sabah open interview programme drew a crowd of 15,000 visitors.
5 Mar 2018 | 7:00 AM

Year starts on a positive note

Government and companies rally to help graduates get jobs through SL1M programme

27 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

How are our Sabah graduates doing?

Skim Latihan 1Malaysia is a programme to help unemployed and underemployed graduates enhance their marketability with appropriate skills, knowledge and working experiences throughout the training process. It is a programme under the purview of the Economic Planning Unit (EPU) under the Prime Minister’s Department and is done in collaboration with GLCs and private corporations.

On the board: Visitors looking at the list of companies present at the recent SL1M roadshow in Sepanggar, Sabah.
2 Oct 2017 | 7:00 AM

The agency that helps struggling graduates

How SL1M is transforming lives nationwide.

An opportunity for all: Aida Fazira Mohamad Alias Ayit who showcased her graphic design talent to Perak Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Zambry Abd Kadir who attended the latest roadshow held in Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Tanjung Malim, Perak.
4 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Jobseekers need to step up

Employers reveal their pain points amid providing graduates with opportunities

Promoting success: Melaka Chief Minister Datuk Seri Idris Haron (holding the selfie stick) with the crowd out during the two-day SL1M roadshow in Melaka.
1 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Mall offers a unique dining experience in the heart of Kuala Lumpur

BREAD as we know it is conventionally made from wheat flour.

Succulent: The highlight of the entree dish at Red Lobster is the half lobster tail which was incredibly fresh and delectable when eaten with drops of lemon squeeze.
27 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Going bald for charity

TWO-thirds of paediatric cancer patients admitted into Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) are from the lower-income group.

Artistes in the act: (From left) Zainal Abidin, Dr Hany and Jaclyn paying leukaemia patient Wei Kean a visit at the UMMC paediatric oncology ward. The teenager’s father is on the right.
21 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

Five-course lunch sets make a quick and easy option for diners

WHEN the hunger pangs start knocking and you are in the vicinity of Jalan Ampang looking for a lunch venue, 10 Binjai restaurant’s lunch promotion is worth checking out.

The ‘ayam masak merah’ from the Malay tray was especially delicious and mildly sweet when eaten with the nasi tomato.