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August 6, 2018 12:01 PM Over 3,000 schools nationwide with low student population

KUALA LUMPUR: A total of 3,015 schools are categorised as schools with low student population as of May 31, the Dewan Rakyat was told today. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said out of the total 2,054 schools, 601 were Chinese National Type Schools (SJKC) and 360 Tamil SJK. "The decline in this enrolment may be due to the migration of residents 64

August 5, 2018 2:26 PM KPWKM, Mujahid work together to raise minimum age for marriage to 18

PUTRAJAYA: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) is working together with the Religious Affairs Minister at the Prime Minister's Department, Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa, to raise the minimum legal age for marriage in all relevant laws to 18 years old. The ministry said this would involve the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territory) 56

August 5, 2018 8:41 AM Screenings to determine number of dyslexic children in Felda settlements

KUALA LUMPUR: The Felda Youth Council and the Malaysian Dyslexia Association will join forces to create awareness on the disorder, including a plan to set up help centres in Felda settlements nationwide. "This collaboration is important to generate awareness among youths in Felda settlements so that we are able to address the condition from an early 48

August 2, 2018 12:08 AM Amnesty accuses Turkey of tolerating Syrian rebel abuses in Afrin

ISTANBUL: Amnesty International on Thursday accused Turkish forces of allowing Syrian armed groups to commit major rights abuses in the northern region of Afrin, urging Ankara to immediately end the violations. Turkey and allied Syrian rebels seized control of Afrin earlier this year after a military operation which ousted a Kurdish militia that is an ally of the United 42

July 31, 2018 4:45 AM 30 years on, 'new age militancy' stokes Kashmir conflict

SRINAGAR, India: A home-made bomb set off the insurgency against Indian rule in Kashmir 30 years ago, but "new age" fighters using social media assaults alongside guns are taking the battle to new heights of bitterness. The explosion at the Srinagar telegraph office doorway on July 31, 1988 caused no casualties but lit the fuse on a conflict that rights 102

July 31, 2018 2:52 AM Franklin, first black 'Peanuts' character, turns 50

WASHINGTON: Franklin, the first African-American to appear in the classic comic strip "Peanuts" alongside Charlie Brown and Snoopy, turns 50 on Tuesday — a major milestone for a character born in a time of racial tensions after the slaying of Martin Luther King. The young Franklin joined the iconic line-up on July 31, 1968 during a summer of race riots 100

July 29, 2018 8:23 AM A push and headstart from property

PKNS Real Estate (PREC) CEO Fakru Radzi Ab Ghani signed a lease agreement with the founder of Headstart Group Khairul Razman Ramly recently, to launch the Headstart Academy at SACC Mall. At the launch event, child psychologist Katyana Azman, who also serves as an advisor to Headstart Academy, shared about the importance of early screening and assessment 32

July 29, 2018 5:23 AM Education Ministry awaiting full report on boy's death from suspected HFMD

JOHOR BARU: The Education Ministry is still awaiting the full report on the death of a two-year boy in Mukah, Sarawak from suspected hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) yesterday, said Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching. She said the ministry needed to ascertain if the incident stemmed from school or public areas. "If two cases are confirmed in the same classroom 36

July 29, 2018 2:05 AM Perlis Raja Muda wants Maips to conduct study on religious schools

CHIANG MAI, Thailand: Raja Muda of Perlis Tuanku Syed Faizuddin Putra Jamalullail (pix) urged the Perlis Islamic Religious Affairs and Malay Customs Council (Maips) to conduct a special study on whether it should be made mandatory to close down religious school in Perlis that do not offer the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM). Tuanku Syed Faizuddin, who is also MAIPs 44

July 27, 2018 1:45 AM Set up volunteer teams to address security issues and provide protection for children: PPIM

KUALA LUMPUR: The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has been urged to set up volunteer teams in housing areas to tackle security issues and provide protection for children. Malaysian Muslim Consumer Association (PPIM) lead activist Datuk Nadzim Johan (pix) said the move could lead to a change in the society's attitude, making them more sensitive 40