Malaysia SME

Time to recalibrate NEP | The Star

AS a student entering Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1980, an institution set up to promote the national language, there were some important lessons that awaited me. Its student population was predominantly Malay, nearly monoethnic to be honest. The university, aware of the racial imbalance, began making… Source link

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Here comes the flood | The Star

The monsoon season is here again but with poor maintenance culture and our own indiscriminate rubbish dumping, floods will continue to be a problem. RESIDENTS living in Lim Garden, Ipoh don’t get much sleep. Especially when it rains. The sleepy neighbourhood has seen its fair share of flooding during the… Source link

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Community needs a bit more in allocations from Budget 2022

DESPITE the “Malaysian Family” slogan expounded by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob to prioritise Malaysian values, unity and well-being, Budget 2022 clearly shows a stark disparity in allocations between the bumiputra and non-bumiputra groups, especially the Indian community. An analysis of… Source link

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Urgent need for plan to tackle climate emergency

LAST month, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob announced that at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, Malaysia would pledge to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45% across the economy by 2030, and aspire to achieve net zero emissions by 2050. But achieving this target is subject to the… Source link

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Hybrid-blended learning: The new normal

ALTHOUGH educational and training institutions have reopened, a full return to the traditional in-person classroom – such as cramming 300 students in a lecture hall – does not seem viable. Instead, the hybrid-blended learning approach is proposed as a feasible alternative. This approach is a merger of… Source link

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How democratic are we? | The Star

IN life, continuous learning and reminders of history is important. Continuous learning is important so that ignorance does not blind us nor do we keep using antiquated methods to manage today’s life. History can make us understand and appreciate our current circumstances. History reminds us that once upon a… Source link

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Live from a ‘haunted’ home

IT may have looked like a boring livestream of a man spending 24 hours in an apartment left vacant after the previous owner committed suicide. While the unidentified man may have had his own reason for doing the livestream, it was an initiative by the Wuzhong District People’s Court in the city of Suzhou in… Source link

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Diabetes prevention starts with us

WE refer to your report “Health DG: Number of diabetic patients increasing every year” (Nov 11; online at https://bit.ly/3kvB17U). As stated in the report, diabetes is one of the major public health burdens in Malaysia, where nearly one in five people suffer from the disease, according to the National Health… Source link

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Help Malaysian SMEs by ratifying the CPTPP – The Star Online

THERE is an unusual election happening in Melaka. It is an election without any of the conventional features of campaigning. There are no organised house-to-house visits, small-group meetings or large-scale public gatherings. Walkabouts are prohibited. Campaigning in public spaces is not allowed. However, candidates can put… Source link

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Leaders must lead by example in the polls

WITH less than a week left till the Melaka state polls on Saturday, election fever is heating up. Also rising, inevitably, is the worry about history repeating itself – that the number of Covid-19 cases will spike in the country, like what we saw after the snap Sabah polls in September 2020. What is… Source link

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