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Simrit Kaur

simrit@thestar.com.my

Recent and archived articles by Simrit Kaur

1 Jan 2018 | 7:00 AM

Launch of two publications a fitting tribute to former UM don’s many contributions

To honour the late Dr Lee Poh Ping, two academic publications which contain his writings, were produced by his peers.

(From left) Prof Wong, Prof Hewison, Poh Ping’s widow Cheong Suet Mooi, Prof Tham and ICS adjunct professor Datuk Abdul Majid Ahmad Khan.
6 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Memoirs of a teacher

IT IS easier to build children than repair adults.

Mohan presenting a copy of his book, ‘Memoirs of an Educator‘, to Pua at the launch in Kolej Dika, Puchong, Selangor.
31 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Historian: We must recapture vision of founding fathers

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia must recapture the vision of the founding fathers, which is a united and prosperous nation with a shared destiny, said a historian.

Ranjit: ‘History books should recognise the contributions and sacrifices made by the various ethnic groups’.
21 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Hawaii varsity to revive group

THE scenic islands of Hawaii would qualify as a dream study destination for most.

Big plans for the future: Some of the newly-elected committee members of the The International Association of East-West Centre Alumni, Chapter of Malaysia.
20 Aug 2015 | 7:00 AM

Call to save every drop

How precious is water? Very – it is essential to our survival. But water’s value is not reflected in its price.

Hasmukhpinder explaining the gap between supply and demand for water globally at the StarLIVE session – Nestle’s Water Guide: Save Every Drop at Menara Star in Petaling Jaya.
25 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM

Five lucky Malaysians go on an adventure in the Big Apple

IMAGINE riding a bicycle in Amsterdam, having afternoon tea in London, eating dumplings in Shanghai, dancing the samba in Rio de Janeiro and immersing yourself in Berlin’s club scene. All in 72 hours.

An aerial shot of Manhattan’s skyline.
21 Mar 2014 | 7:00 AM

Sikhs from Universiti Malaya reconnect during alumni meet

IT WAS a gathering that spanned several generations when over 130 alumni attended the inaugural reunion of Sikh graduates from Universiti Malaya (UM).

Among the Sikh alumni who attende d the reunion were (from left) Kiranjit Kaur , Mukhtiar Kaur , Sunita Kumari, Naginder Kaur , Meninder Kaur Jessy and Awtar Singh.
28 Sep 2013 | 7:00 AM

Unlimited TV watching - thanks to the Internet

IS television dead? Probably not. But the way we watch our favourite TV shows has certainly changed over the years.

SIMRIT KAUR
20 Jul 2013 | 7:00 AM

Tracing the history of Malaysia-India ties

FORMER Indian High Commissio-ner to Malaysia Prof Veena Sikri was in the country for the launch of her book, India and Malaysia: Intertwined Strands.

19 Jul 2013 | 12:19 PM

19 new Fellows elected to Academy of Sciences

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 19 new fellows have been elected to the Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM). Fellows have the right to use the designatory letters FASc.

 Universiti Malaya deputy vice-chancellor (Research and Innovation) Prof Dr Awang Bulgiba Awang Mahmud (right) receives a token from Academy of Sciences Malaysia senior fellow Prof Datuk Dr Looi Lai Meng.