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An inconvenient truth?

THE most convenient truth would be that it is religion that drives radicalisation, terrorism and violent extremism in Malaysia, as well as the rest of the world.


Show leadership on tough issues

THE investigation of the organisers of the Women’s Day march for sedition and illegal assembly is the last thing I thought I would see under the present government.


Provincial to international: Coco Martin

COCO Martin is a Filipino Everyman. In person, he’s shorter than you’d expect. Disarming; he’s also trim, handsome (but not too handsome) with an empathetic smile and warm eyes.


Choosing the right course

THE economist Thomas Sowell said: “Life does not ask what we want. It presents us with options.” After completing the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM), young people are often faced with a myriad of options with regards to their next steps and choosing among these options could be a daunting task. As making the right choices today will have far reaching implications on future success and happiness, the question on the minds of parents is how can they support their children frame their academic and career options to make the right choices that will lead to achieving their full potential, be successful and lead a balanced life. And how can they help them avoid the high emotional and financial cost of making the wrong choice?


All set for the showdown

JUST about everything is in place for the staging of the fourth Maybank Championship, a US$3mil tournament on the European and Asian Tours, and scheduled to run from Thursday through Sunday at Saujana Golf


Creating a love for reading

LOW literacy - especially in English - remains a pressing issue in Malaysia.


Dilemma in global education

EDUCATION is about empowering the next generation in support of the future well-being of a nation. But today that future is increasingly becoming an unfathomed space of unknown challenges. And the murky political situation, both within Malaysia and overseas does not help, either. And that, in a nutshell, is the dilemma facing educationists, including governments.


Hard works pay off

AS A result of spina bifida, Nur Nabilah Shaik Abdul Jalil lost the ability to walk when she was 12.


Prof Terry is new Chair of Universities Australia

CURTIN University’s vice-chancellor Prof Deborah Terry (pic) has been elected the next Chair of Universities Australia at the Universities Australia annual general meeting held in Canberra recently.


INTI’s videos show the lighter side of SPM results

THE Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) is a definitive part of Malaysian culture, with families planning an entire year, if not more, around their children sitting for the SPM examinations.