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A reckoning for online learning in times of crisis

Despite online learning being part of Malaysia’s education system, the Covid-19 crisis has shown that educators need to step up

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A wish-list for education

The journey towards a world-class education system is continuous. What would you convey to the new Education Minister if you had the chance?

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Vision 2020: From 12 to 32, the realities of nation building

EVERY Monday, all of us at my primary school SK Taman Bukit Maluri in Kuala Lumpur would gather in front of school for our weekly assembly.

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Young Malaysian researchers solving grand challenges

Young Malaysian researchers are eager to use their knowledge to solve society’s problems. Can they get the financial support (and more) needed to realise their potential?

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Doing better for our international students

Malaysia’s position as a top destination for higher education is facing intense global competition. What can be done to gain the respect of international students and retain these global talents? A research team appointed by the Education Ministry needs your feedback.

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Punishing those who neglect the elderly

New laws are being considered to provide protection for the elderly. But is this a sign of a less caring society?

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Lessons from the Tunku

IT’S Merdeka month! Yet somehow, the mood doesn’t feel all that cheerful, does it?

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Undi 18 has been passed, but now what?

The lowering of the voting age to 18 will see the empowering energy of youth in compassing our nation’s future.

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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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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.