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LOOKING at basic education indicators from 1999 onwards, Malaysia trends upwards in literacy, enrolment and mean years of schooling yet the country still falls behind others in the region in international assessments, a discussion paper published by Khazanah Reasearch Institute in October last year revealed.
IN conjunction with the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Feb 11, the Organisation for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD) Malaysia National Chapter (MNC) in collaboration with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman Centre for Cancer Research (CCR), organised the Third Women in Science Forum WIS 2020 at its Sungai Long Campus.
THE annual Gathering of the Great Minds (GOTGM) 2020 is organised by Universiti Malaya Medical Society (UM MedSoc) in collaboration with the Society of Malaysian Medical Association Medical Students and the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations.
LONDON (Reuters) - Some 30 British passengers arrived back home on Saturday after spending more than two weeks stuck on a quarantined cruise ship in a Japanese port due to the coronavirus outbreak.
TOKYO: Some 100 passengers who were in close contact with infected people on board began disembarking from the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship on Saturday (Feb 22), local media said. They included the last batch of Japanese passengers to leave the ship while some foreign passengers were still waiting on board for chartered aircraft to be sent by their governments.
JAKARTA: Indonesians held a charity event in the capital of Jakarta on Friday evening to support Wuhan, the capital of central China's Hubei province and epicentre of the novel Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.
ADDIS ABABA: The World Health Organisation warned on Saturday (Feb 22) that African health systems would be ill-equipped to respond to the deadly coronavirus outbreak should cases start to proliferate on the continent.
BEIJING/SEOUL/SINGAPORE: In South Korea, Singapore and Iran, clusters of infections are leading to a jump in cases of the new viral illness outside China. But it’s not the numbers that are worrying experts: It's that increasingly they can't trace where the clusters started.
LONG BEACH, Calif. (Reuters) - With a white captain's hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavirus.
JAKARTA: An international financial watchdog placed Myanmar on its money-laundering watchlist, urging the country at the heart of Asia's illicit drug-producing "Golden Triangle" to boost its efforts to seize crime proceeds. The decision by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to include Myanmar on its "grey list", this week, puts the South-East Asian nation on notice to make good on a "high-level" commitment to strengthen its anti-money laundering regime.