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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 14

August 6, 2018 6:12 AM Bride dies less than a day after marriage

PETALING JAYA: Fatin Nursyahirah Yusuf, 24, died less than 24 hours after her marriage. The Universiti Malaya student was suffering from stage four sarcoma cancer. Shukur Yusuf, 30, documented his sister's battle with the disease and her recent marriage on Facebook. "My younger sister, who my family affectionately refers to as kakak (big sister), was diagnosed 18

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 15

July 29, 2018 4:53 AM Police seek teacher over molest of pupil

JOHOR BARU: The police have sought an English language teacher at a secondary school in Kulai to facilitate investigations into the molest of a 15-year-old pupil. The teacher is alleged to have molested the teenage boy on April 11 and 22 at the school's library and his house. The student complained to the school on what happened on Thursday (July 26) when the teacher 6

July 29, 2018 2:27 AM How low can you go, Najib asked

PETALING JAYA: DAP adviser Lim Kit Siang has asked embattled former prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak how low he can stoop in making a wild, false and unfounded claim. How low can you go, in saying I am equating Islam with kleptocracy, Lim asked Najib in a statement today. "Let all Umno and PAS leaders who claim that I am equating Islam with kleptocracy 3

July 14, 2018 9:54 AM Maszlee proposes weekly BM, English language days in all schools

JOHOR BARU: Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik proposes that schools should have two days in a week where only Bahasa Malaysia or English is used to help students improve their language skills. Maszlee said this practice should be extended to national schools, private schools, government-aided schools or national-type schools by selecting a specific 9

July 12, 2018 8:24 AM 2 more schools closed following HFMD outbreak

GEORGE TOWN: Two more schools have been ordered to close following the outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), said state education director Mohd Jamil Mohamed. He said the schools will be closed for about 10 days so that the premises can be cleaned. "The schools that were closed are SKJC Sam Sun and SJKC Phor Tay," he said. Yesterday, it was reported 8

July 11, 2018 3:39 PM Malanjum: The first CJ from Borneo states

KUALA LUMPUR: The appointment of Chief Judge of Sabah and Sarawak Tan Sri Richard Malanjum as the new Chief Justice of Malaysia, marks a new milestone in the country's history as he is the first person from the Borneo states to be appointed to the top post in the judiciary. Malanjum, 65, was appointed to the job after former Chief Justice Tun Md Raus Sharif 10

July 11, 2018 11:43 AM 12 students receive scholarship from Agong

KUALA LUMPUR: Yang di-Pertuan Agong Sultan Muhammad V today conferred the Yang di-Pertuan Agong Scholarship (BYDPA) for the 2018/2019 session to 12 students of higher institution of learning at Istana Negara here. The scholarship recipients were selected by the BYDPA Committee and Public Service Department (JPA) to further their studies at the Masters 10

June 30, 2018 2:30 AM Mattis in Asia, fixing Trump-rattled relationships one by one

WASHINGTON: US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis spent four days in East Asia trying to keep on the rails key relationships — two friends, one adversarial — that his boss President Donald Trump has thrown into confusion. It's now a familiar role for the Pentagon chief, not just in Asia but across Europe and the Middle East. With Trump disrupting one relationship 11