Dong Jong: UEC task force report ready for Cabinet


  • Nation
  • Tuesday, 10 Mar 2020

Compiled by MARTIN CARVALHO, C. ARUNO and R. ARAVINTHAN

THE report by the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) task force has been completed and will be ready to be handed over to the Cabinet soon, says Dong Zong chairman Tan Tai Kim, according to Sin Chew Daily.

Tan said the task force will meet once more before it submits the report to the Cabinet.

Last November, former Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the taskforce had consulted 17 individuals, 27 non-governmental organisations, five political parties, 12 government agencies as well as 14 public and private higher learning institutions to get their feedback on the recognition of UEC by the government.

Speaking during a teacher leadership training camp in Melaka on Sunday, Tan urged the new government to listen to the rakyat’s wishes when deciding on education policies.

He urged the government to reconsider the teaching of Science and Maths in English, saying that it was a failure after it was first implemented in 2003.

“When implementing an education policy, we do not wish for a person to be able to walk forward 100 steps, but should allow for 100 people to take a single step forward, ” he said.

In January, former Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, who was also the acting Education Minister, told the ministry’s management officials that English would once again be used to teach Maths and Science.



> Tycoon Tan Sri Vincent Tan’s daughter Chryseis Tan is believed to be pregnant after she uploaded a new photo on Instagram on Sunday, China Press reported.

In the photo, the 31-year-old heiress, clad in a one-piece swimsuit, had a visible bump.

In the caption, Chryseis asked her followers if they thought the bump was due to overeating or if it was a baby.

Fans seemed to think it was the latter, with many congratulating her and sending their wishes via comments on the photo.

Tan married SM Faliq SM Nasimuddin, 35, a scion of the Malaysian conglomerate Naza Group, in 2018.

She is currently the CEO of Berjaya Times Square and heads some of Berjaya Corporation’s overseas ventures such as the Four Seasons Hotel and Residences in Kyoto, Japan.

The above articles are 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 >, it denotes a separate news item.

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