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Nation 16 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Proposal to use Scrabble to teach English

Scrabble has been proposed as a tool to teach English in schools from next year. Malaysian Scrabble Association president Nik Zamri Abdul Majid said his association, Scrabble Masters (M) Sdn Bhd and toy company Mattel South-East Asia had made the proposal to the Education Ministry two months ago after conducting a survey.

Nation 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Formula for cheap houses sought

A formula is needed to ascertain the resale value of low-cost housing units to enable owners 'who have moved up the income bracket' to sell them at a favourable rate, said Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon.

Nation 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sak sheds light on enduring friendship

When Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik danced and went down on his knees while singing I>Rock Around the Clock/Iduring a Tunku Abdul Rahman College fund-raising dinner a few years ago, it raised eyebrows. But not those of Penang MCA adviser Datuk Dr Sak Cheng Lum, who had long known of Dr Ling#8217;s sense of humour and his dedication to the education cause through their four decades of friendship and comradeship.

Education 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

What not to do to teachers

From S.C. LEE of Petaling Jaya.

Nation 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Leaving a legacy of affordable education

WHEN Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik attended the opening of the Tunku Abdul Rahman College branch campus in Kampar last Sunday, little did MCA members and the public know that it would be his last major MCA official function.

Nation 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

New leaders must rally to close ranks and renew ties

News analysis By WONG CHUN WAI.

Nation 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

New generation set to take over

Over the past week, the handphone of Datin Seri Ena Ling has been ringing non-stop. Unable to reach her husband Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik, MCA members and friends have instead attempted to call her for information about his intention to resign from his party post.

Education 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

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Nation 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Government allows schools to take in foreigners

THE Education Ministry has allowed half of the country's 60 independent Chinese secondary schools to take in foreign students.

Nation 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pigeon-shaped mangoes growing on tree in Tamil Nadu

A HOUSE in Thirupattur, Tamil Nadu in India, has been attracting crowds because of a tree bearing pigeon-shaped mangoes, reported I>Tamil Nesan/Iand I>Malaysia Nanban/I>.