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Opposition Caught Off-Guard – Dr. Zambry
August 04, 2010
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Opposition Caught Off-Guard – Dr. Zambry

In the heat of debating the supplementary budget sought by the government, the opposition didn’t expect the RM80 million requested would not be from the state’s reserves. They didn’t anticipate that the state government has other means to finance costs of development and investments for the remainder of this year. Chief...

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Wong Chun Wai’s Sins Of Ommission
August 02, 2010
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Wong Chun Wai’s Sins Of Ommission

Quite out of the blue, Wong Chun Wai ran a series of articles (including a front page splash in The Star) on Low Thaek Jho – a young millionaire whose rise to front page prominence is attributed more to his prowess at night clubs than anything else. It caught my attention because The Star has now run stories on Jho Low for...

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Examinations Versus UPSR, PMR
July 30, 2010
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Examinations Versus UPSR, PMR

By Syed Akbar Ali Well if I had been given a chance to speak at the Roundtable Discussion on the UPSR / PMR yesterday I wanted to speak quickly about three things i) the rapidly changing world ii) examinations versus the paper chase iii) technology However if the whole idea is to privatise the Government exams then it may make...

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DS NAJIB-A Message To Malaysia’s Future Leaders
July 30, 2010
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DS NAJIB-A Message To Malaysia’s Future Leaders

Among the thousands of comments left on my blog, I have noted a sizeable number from students or parents on the subject of scholarships for SPM achievers. Although I am unable to respond directly and frequently to you, I do take note of the issues you have raised, and will continue to pursue viable measures to address them....

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Cops working hard to collar car thieves
July 30, 2010
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Cops working hard to collar car thieves

IPOH: There have been numerous arrests of those involved in car theft syndicates, but many of the suspects were not charged due to lack of evidence. Deputy Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Ismail Omar said the syndicates knew how to cover their tracks and this was hampering investigations. “But we are still on top of...

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16 Ngos Submit Memo On Water Issue To S’gor Mb
July 29, 2010
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16 Ngos Submit Memo On Water Issue To S’gor Mb

SHAH ALAM, July 29 — Sixteen non-governmental organisations (NGOs) today sudmitted a memorandum to Selangor Menteri Besar Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim to seek the state government’s consent for the proposed Langat 2 Water Treatment Plant (Langat 2) project. Among the NGOs were Federation of Malaysian Consumers...

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July 29, 2010
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Cenus Data Important To Help Lower Income Group, Dewan Negara Told

KUALA LUMPUR, July 29 – The data obtained from the ongoing census will help the government to implement more effective programmes to raise the living standard of people in the lower income group, said Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk S.K. Devamany. He said there were 2.4 million Malaysians...

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THE FREE MARKET by Tun Dr Mahathir
July 29, 2010
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THE FREE MARKET by Tun Dr Mahathir

1. A long time ago when I was Prime Minister I met President Bush the father, at Boston University where he was conferring degrees for graduates. I met him in a side room and I told him of the unfair anti-palm oil campaign by America, blaming it for heart diseases. 2. We later submitted palm oil samples for three American...

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