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New chapter opens for villagers in PJ

LESS fortunate children at Kampung Lindungan PJS 6 Petaling Jaya will now have a brand-new library and see the world through books.

Help in charting career pathways

PETALING JAYA: Career tests and trusty advisers are of great help to school-leavers when they decide on what course to pursue after completing their secondary education.

Competition can make us better

COMPETITION is a fundamental driver of progress. Generally, people don’t move forward on their own, they require an external force to inspire, motivate and to benchmark themselves against. It comes in many forms, like direct competition, a challenging business climate, or the ever shifting consumer wants, needs and desires. If the competition is motivating, inspiring and tough, the harder we try to beat it.

Leaders pay last respects to assemblyman

KAJANG: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail paid her last respects to Seri Setia assemblyman Prof Dr Shaha­ruddin Badaruddin who died of colon cancer yesterday.

Japan wants results on med school discrimination probe

TOKYO: Japan’s government urged a medical university to promptly disclose the results of an investigation into its admissions process after reports alleged it had altered the test scores of female applicants for years to deny them entry and ensure fewer women became doctors.

Convent Bukit Nanas launches official alumni and website

SOME 285 old girls of SMK Convent Bukit Nanas (CBN) and former teachers got together to celebrate the launch of the Convent Bukit Nanas Alumni and alumni website.

Integrating technology into classroom teaching


Rethinking social progress in the 21st century

WHAT do we mean by social progress? That is the theme explored by the International Panel on Social Progress, a group of over 300 academics, including Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen. After four years of work, its report has finally been published last month by Cambridge University Press, with a useful summary at

It’s a case of old habits die hard

THIS is the last time I will be away on a six-week stretch. It all started when I had to attend my Harvard Business School (HBS) AMP 182 annual class reunion in Lisbon, Portugal on June 20. As I had to attend two graduation convocations in London on July 11 and July 26, I decided to stay back in Europe and travel.

Longer term for Selangor village heads

THE TENURE for Village Security and Development Committee (JKKK) heads in Selangor have been extended to three years from two years previously.