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Modify exams but keep UPSR and PMR , says Malay group

KUALA LUMPUR: A Malay education organisation wants the UPSR and PMR examinations to be retained but modified to meet current needs.


Entulu: Govt bent on wiping out poverty in rural Sarawak

THE Government is seriously focusing on efforts to eradicate poverty in the rural areas of Sabah and Sarawak, the Dewan Rakyat was told.b>Reports by LEE YUK PENG, ZULKIFLI ABD RAHMAN, LOH FOON FONG and TEH ENG HOCK/b>


Clean water for orang asli villages

NINETEEN orang asli villages in Perak now have access to safe and clean water supply, thanks to an RM11.78mil project by the Rural and Regional Development Ministry.


Mara funds for Johor businessmen

JOHOR BARU: Mara gave out almost RM1mil in loans to entrepreneurs in the state to help them compete in the international market.


Sarawak to get eight new Giat Mara centres

EIGHT more Giat Mara centres will be set up in Sarawak this year to provide vocational training for youths.


Role models

They are high-achieving orang asli students who have set goals for themselves and their community.


More study needed on managing tolled highways

THE Government is in its second stage of studying issues related to the managing of tolled highways, said Minister in the Prime Ministers Department Tan Sri Nor Mohamed Yakcop.


Permata gets RM150m to upgrade centres

PORT DICKSON: The Government has allocated RM150mil to the Permata Negara early childhood care and education programme this year to upgrade the quality of 478 centres.


Rice on the way to Penans

KUCHING: Sixteen tonnes of rice are being sent to 13 Penan settlements in the upper Belaga area of Kapit division to help alleviate the food shortage faced by the community.


Entulu vows to iron out bridge dispute

MIRI: The dispute over iron bridges between the natives of interior central Sarawak and a major timber company has attracted the attention of a Federal deputy minister who has promised to intervene on the people's behalf.