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Suitable forms of assessment

THE Malaysian higher education landscape has been moulded and governed by an economic and scientific logic which dictates the ways in which our universities are managed and developed. It should come as no surprise today when one observes that Malaysian academics are becoming somewhat fixated upon ideas and vocabulary that connote “measurement” and “impact”.

Alliance Islamic Bank launches social crowdfunding platform

KUALA LUMPUR: Alliance Islamic Bank Bhd launched its first social crowdfunding platform, SocioBiz, to create greater socioeconomic impact for the financially disadvantaged.

Of SDGs, palm oil, bridging gaps and reaching out

From Dr Khayriyyah Mohd Hanafiah.

Health Ministry: ‘Opt out’ system not an option

PETALING JAYA: Malaysia has yet to change to the “opt out” system – whereby everyone is deemed an organ donor unless they say no – because the public is just not ready, says the Health Ministry.

Sarawak state to reduce logging in natural forests gradually

KUCHING: The state government does not plan to completely stop all timber licences in Sarawak just yet as it needs to take a holistic approach in order to prevent any socioeconomic impact on the state.

University plans digital platforms for rural communities

KUCHING: Swinburne Sarawak University of Technology will work with Sarawak Information Systems Sdn Bhd (Sains) to set up digital platforms for rural communities in Sarawak.

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Please give flu vaccination serious consideration

From DR A. SOORIAN of Seremban.

U.N. refugee chief urges Pakistanis not to label Afghan refugees 'terrorists'

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The United Nations refugee chief on Thursday urged Pakistanis not to blame Afghan refugees for terrorism in their country, amid growing public calls for their deportation and worsening relations between the two neighbours.