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Speak up for PTPTN

With PTPTN often being a political landmine, the public’s voice can lend strength and legitimacy to necessary (and potentially politically unpopular) policy changes.

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Digitally empowering the silver economy

With an ageing population, Malaysia must also prepare for the challenges and opportunities presented by technology and this new sector

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The fragrance of jasmine from the ‘Lady in the Saree’

IN conjunction with International Women’s Day on March 8, I share my admiration for Amy Bala, a former deputy director with the social welfare department, and my second mother.

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The strange life of Salim the refugee redux

What a change for Salim. From living 21 years in Kuala Lumpur as a Rohingya refugee from Myanmar, he is now resettled in Utica, upper New York State – about 390km from the Big Apple.

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Education challenges for 2019 and beyond

For this year’s final piece, I would like to look at the future of our education system and prompt some questions we should be asking ourselves for 2019 and beyond.

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Empower educators to protect society, students from fake news

Now, if there's one group of people in society the media love to highlight (aside from politicians), it's educators.

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Making the world a better place with artificial Intelligence

All around the world and everywhere around us, artificial intelligence is making the world a better, more efficient place.

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How to be world’s happiest

The culture in Malaysia is great but there are many more good elements it can absorb.

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A youthful awakening in public sector

IN 2011, Belgium went 541 days without a government. Yes, you read that right.

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Malaysian education: A new hope

With a new minister and a merged ministry in place, expectations for our education system have never been greater. But the public needs to understand the huge task ahead.

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Vote for policies for now and tomorrow

Universal basic income and a four-day work week are among ideas that may make a better future.

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Waqf can empower youths, society

LAST month, I was inspired after attending a forum on waqf. When I was a child, to me, the term waqf referred to a covered seating space in school where we’d wait for our parents to pick us up. My knowledge of waqf was then limited to the building of mosques or Qurans donated by well-wishing members of the public.