Take up varsity places, Indian students told

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  • Saturday, 13 Jun 2009

PUTERA MIC has told Indian students not to refuse the university places that are offered because these are later offered to other communities, reported Malaysia Nanban.

Its coordinator, P. Kamalanathan said every year, about 300 students did not take up the offers citing reasons like the universities being too far and not being given the courses they wanted.

He said the list of successful university candidates would be out next Friday and urged those unsuccessful to appeal directly to the respective universities with a copy forwarded to them.

> Tamil Nesan reported that the recent liberalisation of 27 services sub-sectors provided a huge opportunity for foreign companies to start their franchise business in Malaysia.

Deputy International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Mukhriz Mahathir said the leeway in equity control would enable foreign companies to have 100% ownership.

He said the franchise sector contributed only 6% to the country’s retail sector compared to 50% in developed countries.

> Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris vice-chancellor Datuk Dr Aminah Ayob expressed concern over the lack of non-Malay and male teachers, reports Tamil Nesan.

Among the university’s 4,800 undergraduates, only 20% were non-Malays and 23% males, she said, anticipating a lack of Chinese language teachers in future.

Other News & Views is compiled from the vernacular newspapers (Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil dailies). As such, stories are grouped according to the respective language/medium. Where a paragraph begins with a > sign, it denotes a separate news item.

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