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SWIFT Codes and Bank Names for Major Commercial Banks in Malaysia

Update: Malaysian AdSense publisher (since end of 2013) and Google Play merchants (Android developers, beginning Feb 6 2014) may use these swift codes too now that they can receive payment from Google via wire transfer.

While studying overseas, you might work some student part time jobs and earn some pocket money. You will need to provide SWIFT codes for your bank account in Malaysia in order to wire transfer the money from foreign bank accounts.
What is SWIFT code?
SWIFT code is a standard format of Bank Identifier Codes (BIC) and it is unique identification code for a particular bank.

These codes are used when transferring money between banks, particularly for international wire transfers. Banks also used the codes for exchanging other messages between them.

The SWIFT code consists of 8 or 11 characters. When 8-digits code is given, it refers to the primary office.
First 4 characters - bank code (only letters)Next 2 characters - ISO 3166-1 alpha-2 country code (only letters)Next 2 c…

Mohd Amin Jalaludin Replacing Ghauth Jasmon as Universiti Malaya Vice-Chancellor

News was out that Professor Datuk Dr Mohd Amin Jalaludin is new University of Malaya (UM) Vice-Chancellor (VC) replacing Tan Sri Ghauth Jasmon. Below is the official farewell note sent by Ghauth Jasmon to all staffs and students of University Malaya.
Subject: Note of Appreciation and Farewell
Assalamualaikum/Greetings,

All STAFF AND STUDENTS,
University of Malaya.

Note of Appreciation and Farewell

This is to inform that my tenure as Vice Chancellor will end 7th November 2013. Professor Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin of the Medical Faculty has been appointed to replace me.

Please allow me to take this opportunity to express my great happiness and appreciation to all staff and students of UM for the great encouragement and support given to me during my 5-year tenure as VC. The last 5 years has been the most fruitful and enjoyable period of my life where I have been able to do my best for this premier institution of the nation.

Allow me also to kindly request for your forgiveness should I have …

AdSense Payment Via Wire Transfer Now Available to Publishers in Malaysia

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    Argentina    Brazil    India    Indonesia    Malaysia    Philippines    Russia    Taiwan    Thailand AdSense sent this email to selected publishers in Malaysia while slowly rolling out wire transfer (also known as Telegraphic Transfer) as new form of payments to all publishers in Malaysia, on top of Western Union and check as the existing forms of payment:
Hello,

We have an important update about your next AdSense payment. Due to internal policy changes, Western Union will no longer issue certain high-value payments to AdSense partners located in your country. To ensure that you receive your payment this month, we are providing the option to receive payment by U.S. Dollar international wire…

Call For Effective Solutions To University Placement Issue

Bernama: The issue involving excellent students who failed to secure places in public universities each year must be resolved in an effective manner to prevent recurrence.

National Professors' Council education and human capital development cluster chief Professor Datuk Dr Zakaria Kasa said this was vital if Malaysia was serious in achieving the vision of becoming international higher education excellence centre by the year 2020.

"How can we take more international students when our excellent ones can't even secure places in local universities?" he said when contacted by Bernama here today. [...]

In this context, Zakaria said the government should consider using a certain mechanism in providing sufficient places, including by giving financial aid to the students to pursue their studies in private institutions of higher learning (IPTS).

"We have to understand that besides being well-established institutions, the other reason for these students wanting to ent…

Common University Entrance Exam? Matriculation or STPM, Not Both

Bernama: Is it time for the Ministry of Education to seriously consider having a common university entrance exam as a long term solution to the problem of top scorers not obtaining places in local universities?

Gerakan Education Bureau chairman Lau Chin Hoon certainly thinks so on the basis that the present dual system for entry, namely the STPM and matriculation, has become a source of discontentment for some despite a more merit based intake.

"A 4.0 CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) in matriculation and a 4.0 CGPA in STPM is simply not on the same level. In terms of parameter procedure they are two entirely different examinations. That is why, we should standardise to a single entrance exam," he explained.

This is due to the fact that the STPM is affiliated with the Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate while the matriculation is based on a combination of coursework, examination and lecturer evaluation.

He said without a unified entrance exam people would always…

Program Latihan Khidmat Negara (PLKN) / Malaysia National Service (NS)

Malaysia National Service (Program Latihan Khidmat Negara, PLKN)NS 2014 Namelist Check (Semakan Kemasukan PLKN 2014 Online Dan SMS):
Online (Semakan calon/pelatih terpilih PLKN 2014 secara online)
Link: http://apps1.khidmatnegara.gov.my/terpilih
Link: http://www.khidmatnegara.gov.my/index.html
Link: http://apps3.mod.gov.my/terpilih.htmlSMS (Semakan Calon PLKN melalui SMS) Type: PLKN semak [Your IC Number] send to 15888 National Service NS Trainee Experience Sharing (Pengalaman Peserta PLKN):
Deadly National ServiceMalaysian National Service (Khidmat Negara)National Service (NS) ExperienceNational Service / Khidmat Negara (PLKN) 2012 Name List and Exclusion CategoriesNational Service: Boon or Bane

Teach for Malaysia Confession: A Vocation Like No Other

R. Nadeswaran wrote on the Sun Daily: Without the hard work and toil by teachers, we would have had a soulless society. They are the backbone of a nation – responsible for moulding the minds of students and shaping their future. If there were no teachers, our society wouldn't have progressed. They are the ones who educate the society and make us all better human beings.

Knowledge, patience and courage are some of the more required qualities of teachers. When teachers take on children of different backgrounds and teach them the basics of life and make them better human beings, they play several other roles.

Ever since receiving the email which was forwarded over the weekend, I have been wondering if it ought to be replied and what kind of advice ought to be offered to the writer. I have personal attachments and sentiments for the Teach for Malaysia (TFM) programme which was launched by a small group of young graduates three years ago.

Alina Amir, a TFM teacher poured her heart …

3 SUKMA Athletes Suspected Gang Raped at UPM Sport Village

Bernama:Police will record statements from all individuals involved in the alleged rape case reported at the sports village in Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) last Wednesday.

Deputy Inspector-General of Police Datuk Seri Mohd Bakri Mohd Zinin said investigation was in progress and statements from those concerned would be taken to facilitate the investigation.News report said that the drunk victim claimed that she was gang raped by three SUKMA athletes at UPM Sport Village. Be careful ladies, university is never a safe heaven, especially when alcoholic drinks were involved.

Malaysia Matriculation Programme - Meritocracy Within Quota

Bernama: The selection of students for the Education Ministry's matriculation programme is implemented in accordance with meritocracy based on the calculation of merit points.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said the merit points were calculated based on the combination of 90 per cent for academic achievement and 10 per cent for co-curricular participation.

Muhyiddin, who is also Education Minister, said the selection of students was done through computer screening based on the correct and complete information received from them in their applications. [...]

Muhyiddin said the matriculation programme was not exclusively for Bumiputera students, but was also open to non-Bumiputera students with a quota of 10 per cent allocated since 2003. Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin who is also Education Minister proudly claimed that selection of students for matriculation programme are based on meritocracy. Perhaps he meant the hybrid "meritocracy within …

Graduates Had Little or No Hands-on Industry Knowledge - Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir

Bernama: The gap between graduates' knowledge and industrial needs must be addressed by industry players and educational institutions so that graduates can meet the needs of all industries, says a prominent corporate figure.

SapuraKenchana Petroleum executive vice-chairman Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir said many well known universities produced graduates but most did not have what was needed to excel in their careers. [...]

"There is high demand for engineers in the oil and gas industry but not many graduates are willing to get their hands dirty but instead prefer office work." This is indeed very true nowadays. What the students learn in the university are usually too general. When the graduates start to work, they usually experience a difficult time overcoming the stiff learning curve due to lack of domain knowledge of the specific industry. Time for revamp of degree curriculum to include current industry needs and knowledge.

Many Students Not Knowledgeable In History Despite Scoring 'A' In Exams - Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim

Bernama: The renowned academician said many of them not only failed to appreciate but also failed to learn about the country's fascinating history. [...]

Khoo also lamented that today's examination and result-oriented education system had changed the way students were being educated, where many of them studied by memorising and not learning by understanding. [...]

"Many schoolchildren just memorise essays because they can more or less spot the topics that will come out (in the examinations)," he said.

Khoo said teachers should also re-evaluate their role and be effective educators who could work with students to develop their minds instead of just helping them to score 'A' in the examinations.

"I hope our education can help the young to know more about the country, to love the country and be able to do more good for the country," he added. Well said, Professor Emeritus Tan Sri Dr Khoo Kay Kim.

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Don't Bring Politics Into Education - Mary Yap

Bernama: Newly-appointed Deputy Education Minister Datuk Mary Yap today said she was committed to ensure that the Education Ministry was free from politics.

She said such a commitment was vital as she viewed the widespread of negative sentiments that influence the younger generation to not appreciate the efforts of the government, as really alarming.

"As an educationist and deputy minister, I don't like to bring in politics into education because here we are educating the younger generation.

"It worries me to find out that the culture of getting our younger generation to not appreciate what the government was doing and that is really alarming but I would not want to comment on that matter," she said when asked whether she regarded herself as a Chinese leader for Barisan Nasional (BN) and her views on a report by a Malay daily recently asking "What More The Chinese Want?".[...]

"I have worked in the Ministry of Education for the past 36 years, interac…

Book: University of Malaya 1949-1985: Its Establishment, Growth and Development

Bernama:
University of Malaya (UM) set history in motion when its chairman, Tan Sri Arshad Ayub, launched a book on its historical chronology here Wednesday.

The book, 'University of Malaya 1949-1985: Its Establishment, Growth and Development', is based on past records, personal observation and recollection of its former registrar, Lim Chung Tat.[...]

Arshad said: "We are thankful and appreciate Lim's work because by knowing our history, we will be able to understand the present and prepare for a better future."

During the book launch at the university campus in Petaling Jaya Wednesday, Arshad praised Lim's dedication in writting the book despite his disabilities.

"His lack of hearing, eye sight and limited ability to type did not stop him from writing the book and sharing his experience with the younger generation," he said.

Meanwhile, Lim, 83, said the 465-page book was written to give recognition to those who had contributed to the development o…

13th Malaysia General Election (GE13): UM Student to Challenge Najib for Pekan Seat

The Star Online:
A 23-year-old Universiti Malaya student will challenge Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak for the Pekan parliamentary seat in the 13th general election.

Gerakan Mahasiswa PRU13 (GM13), a coalition of student groups, will field political science student Mohamed Bukhairy Sofian as an independent candidate.[...]

[T]he student manifesto outlines eight main points, including full autonomy for local universities, academic freedom, free education at the tertiary level, and that students are allowed to manage their own affairs. Finally, we have our first undergraduate contesting in general election even though his chance of winning is so slim.

13th Malaysia General Election (GE13): Abolishment of PTPTN

Bernama:The opposition's plan to introduce free tertiary education as stated in their election manifesto will be difficult to realise as it will have a big implication on the government's finances.

Among others, the opposition coalition hopes to scrap fees for public university education, give subsidised fees to private university students, provide cost of living allowance to public university students and abolish the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN).

In reality, the abolishment of PTPTN will cause the government to owe financial institutions RM26.9 billion and funding costs of RM10.8 billion.

Repayment of RM3.8 billion received until Jan 31 this year would also need to be returned to borrowers.

Former Education Director-General Tan Sri Alimuddin Mohd Dom said the private sector needed funds obtained through fees imposed on their students to run their institutions. So the logic of students taking PTPTN education loan is to give profits to private educati…

13th Malaysia General Election (GE13): RM20 Million Gift to Tamil Schools

Bernama: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has approved yet another allocation, of RM20 million, to build or repair 13 fully-aided national type Tamil schools nationwide, said the coordinator for the Action Plan for Future of Tamil Schools, Prof Dr N.S. Rajendran.

The allocation, given last week, was to cater to the urgent need for infrastructure development of the schools, he said, but did not identify the schools.

The fund was over and above the RM100-million allocation given under Budget 2013, he added.

In the 2013 budget, Najib, who is also the finance minister, had provided an additional special allocation of RM100 million for national type Tamil schools for new sites, additional school blocks and upgrading work.

Since 2009, the Barisan Nasional (BN) government had allocated a total of RM540 million for Tamil schools, Rajendran told Bernama in an interview at his office, recently.

He said that for the first time, the prime minister had agreed to hand over the allocat…

30,000 Places for MARA's July Intake

Bernama: There are more than 30,000 places available for certificate, diploma and degree programmes under Majlis Amanah Rakyat's (MARA) July intake nationwide this year.

MARA director-general Datuk Ibrahim Ahmad said MARA this year also offered educational opportunities to around 2,000 students to pursue higher education abroad in various strategic courses.

"Among the courses are Engineering, Economics and Accountancy," he told reporters after launching the Sabah-level 2013 MARA Education Carnival in Tawau, Tuesday.

Earlier in his speech, Ibrahim said since its inception 47 years ago, a total of 687,249 students had successfully completed their studies at MARA Education Institutions such as Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), German Malaysian Institute (GMI), MARA College, MARA Professional College, Poly-Tech MARA College, Maktab Rendah Sains MARA (MRSM) and GiatMARA (vocational training centre)

Since its inception, more than 500,000 students received MARA's educati…

National Scholarships for Top 50 SPM Scorers

The Star Online:
Fifty SPM top scorers were awarded the prestigious National Scholarships that will pay for pre-university and degree courses of their choice, locally or overseas.

Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Monday, the scholarship, which is in its fourth year, would help develop highly-skilled and talented people who would be valuable for the country's future. Congrats to all top SPM scorers, you deserve these prestigious scholarships.

PSD/JPA Scholarships for SPM-Leavers

Public Service Department, PSD (Jabatan Perkhidmatan Awam, JPA) Malaysia:

Permohonan Tajaan JPA Tahun 2013 Kepada Pelajar Lepasan Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia 2012 Di Bawah Program Khas (Jerman, Perancis, Jepun Dan Korea)

Tarikh Permohonan Akan Dimaklumkan Kelak.

1Malaysia Student Discount Cards (KADS1M) for Students Studying Abroad Soon

Bernama: The Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism will be offering the 1Malaysia Student Discount Card (KADS1M) for students studying abroad, soon. [...]

"The ministry will be getting information and discussing the matter with the Higher Education Ministry, embassies, student charity bodies overseas before offering the card to Malaysian students studying abroad," he told reporters after attending a Cooperative College of Malaysia event with the local community in Kampung Guai here, today. Good news to Malaysian students studying abroad but 1Malaysia Student Discount Cards (Kad Siswa 1Malaysia, KADS1M) will only be useful to them to enjoy discounts for selected goods and services during their holiday in Malaysia.

Some info/facts on 1Malaysia Student Discount Card (Kad Diskaun Siswa 1Malaysia, KADS1M): "A total of 1.2 million KADS1M cards were given free to students from private and public Higher Education institutions nationwide in the first phase…

Tarikh Tutup Pendaftaran SPM, SPM(U) & STAM 2013: 31 Mac 2013

Tarikh tutup bagi pendaftaran Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2013, Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Ulangan (SPMU) 2013 dan Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) 2013 ialah 31 Mac 2013.

Calon sekolah boleh mendapatkan borang pendaftaran dari sekolah masing-masing dan menghantar kembali borang yang penuh diisi kepada pihak sekolah.

Calon persendirian pula boleh menguruskan pendaftaran bagi peperiksaan tersebut di Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri (JPN) masing-masing. Pendaftaran yang lewat tidak akan dilayan.

Maklumat lanjut sila hubungi Lembaga Peperiksaan, Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia.

Muhyiddin: No Need to Despair for Those Not Achieving Their Aspired SPM Results

Bernama: To those who did not achieve the results as they had aspired, Muhyiddin said, there was no need to despair, but they should use the outcome as a motivation to become successful.

"Your ambition does not stop with the results of the SPM, it is a beginning to a longer journey, there are many more opportunities and successes awaiting you after this," he added. Well said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also Education Minister. Not getting your expected SPM results is not the end of your world. If you did not do well in your SPM, there is always opportunities for you to do better in STPM, matriculation, university and ultimately in your working life after university years.

SPM Results: 15,793 Obtain Straight A's

Bernama: A total of 15,793 students obtained straight A's in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2012 examination, a rise of 0.13 percent compared to the 15,079 students in the previous year.

Director-General of Education Tan Sri Abd Ghafar Mahmud said 13,721 students were from the government schools, compared to only 12,970 students in 2011, while 2,072 candidates were from private schools compared to 2,109 the previous year.

"In addition, 481 candidates scored grade A+, which is the highest mark for all subjects that they sat for, with 431 candidates from the government schools and 43 from private schools," he said.

When announcing the SPM results at his office, here today Abd Ghaffar said 488 candidates with special needs sat for the exam compared with 622 candidates last year, an increase of 27.5 percent.

According to Abd Ghaffar, three candidates with impaired vision and two candidates with Attention Deficit Disorder and High Spectrum Autism achieved a minimum of…

STPM Results: Higher Perfect Score

The Star Online: The percentage of students who scored a perfect 4.0 CGPA was higher in last year's Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM). Of the 51,673 candidates who sat for the examination in 2012, 442 (or 0.86%) candidates scored a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 compared to 300 (or 0.59%) candidates in 2011. While students are allowed to take up to five subjects for the STPM, their CGPA scores are calculated based on scores received for the best four subjects including General Studies. Malaysian Examinations Council chairman Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin said the number of students who scored 5As increased to 18 candidates from 12 in 2011.

“The total number of candidates who passed all their papers in five or four subjects improved too from 23,246 candidates (45.9%) in 2011 to 24,488 candidates (47.4%) in 2012.

“There was also an improvement in the number of government school candidates who passed all their papers for five or four subjects, that is 23,683 (49.…

STPM Results: 442 Candidates CGPA of 4.0, 18 Students 5As

The Star Online: More students scored the perfect cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.0 in the Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) last year compared to 2011.

A total of 442 candidates or 0.86% received a CGPA of 4.0 compared to 300 candidates or 0.59% the year earlier.

The number of top achievers - students who scored 5As - also increased by six to 18 students.

The 2012 STPM examinations was the last to be held under the old format as the Education Ministry decided three years ago to revamp the examination format from having one final exam to include school-based assessments and assessments at the end of each semester.

Malaysian Examinations Council chairman Prof Datuk Dr Mohd Noh Dalimin hoped the new format will encourage more students to sit for the STPM.

"The first semester results under the new format will be released this Thursday. I think the students did much better than we expected.

"But it would not be fair to compare these semester results to t…

SPM 2012 Result Release Date: 21 March 2013 (Thursday)

Update: Official SPM 2013 exam results release date: 20 March 2014 (Thursday)

Bernama: Results of the 2012 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination will be released on Thursday, the Education Ministry said Friday.

It said in a statement that candidates would be able to obtain their results at their respective schools after 10 am. It also said that private candidates would get their results by post.

Candidates could also check their results through SMS by typing SPMidentity card numberindex number and sending to 15888.

"This service will be activated at 10 am on Thursday and end at 11.59 pm on March 27," the ministry said.

It said the announcement of the analysis of the SPM results would be made at the Main Meeting Room of the Education Ministry in Putrajaya at 9 am on Thursday.

The SPM written examination was held from Nov 5 to Dec 6 last year, and 472,541 candidates registered to sit for the examination at 3,590 centres in the country.

STPM 2012 Results Out on 18 March 2013 (Monday)

Update: STPM 2013 results out on 19 March 2014 (Wednesday)

Bernama:
The result of last year's Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) examination will be announced on Monday (March 18), the Malaysian Examinations Council said.

The council, in a statement issued here Tuesday, said candidates would be able to get their result at their respective schools from noon, while private candidates would receive theirs through the post.

Candidates can also check the result via the short messaging message (SMS) by sending STPM RESELTIC number to 15888 or at the council's website at http://www.mpm.edu.my from noon on that day, it said.

A media conference on the analysis of the examination result would be held at noon on the same day at Dewan Besar, MPM, Bandar Baru Selayang, Batu Caves, Selangor.

Last year, a total of 51,673 candidates sat for the examination at 760 examination centres nationwide. They comprised 47,708 candidates from government schools, 1,112 candidates from private …

SPM Maximum 10 Subjects

The Star Online: The 10-subject limit for Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) students stays, said Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

The Government’s objective is for students to focus on the main subjects as well as to make it easier for teachers to guide them, he said, adding that previously, students had the liberty to take 15 to 20 subjects but this was disallowed two years ago.

“So far, we see that this (taking only 10 subjects) is okay,” Muhyi­ddin, who is also Education Minister, said at a forum for 2,300 Islamic religious teachers from the northern region at Universiti Sains Malaysia here yesterday.

He was responding to a suggestion from the floor for the Government to allow SPM students, particularly those taking Islamic studies, to choose more than 10 subjects so that they could also take up science subjects for better education prospects.

Muhyiddin acknowledged the constraints faced by such students and indicated the matter would be considered.

“What we are w…

SPM English Compulsory Pass Subject Earliest in SPM 2016

The Star Online:
The proposal to make English a compulsory pass subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination could be implemented as early as 2016, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin said Friday.

Students who fail English will not receive their full certificate but will have the opportunity to re-sit the paper in July the following year, soon after the SPM results are released.

Muhyiddin said in preparation for this, the Education Ministry had started training 61,000 English teachers to be more proficient in the language.

He said many parties had also responded positively to this when he first mooted the idea several years ago.

"I don't see why this cannot be done by then since many people, including parents, are supportive of the proposal.

"I have also been reading letters sent to newspapers where many parents have endorsed this (proposal). In fact, many want this to be implemented even sooner," he said at the state level launch of th…

Malaysian University Not Even Top 400 of Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012-2013

Lim Kit Siang: In Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2012-2013, for the second consecutive year, not a single Malaysian university is included in its 400 Top World University rankings.

The THE World University Rankings 2012-2013 is a sad but salutary warning to Malaysians about the four-year failure of Najib’s transformation programmes, with Malaysia completely excluded from the Asia-Pacific phenomenon highlighted by the THE World University Rankings 2012-2013 on the “the rise of Asia-Pacific Universities”. An insightful comment from sheriff singh: In fact MU and UKM are boycotting THES’ rankings as they feel the rankings are not fair. They say THES places a lot of weight on academic performance which our universities are sorely lacking scoring only 5 out of 100 points (5%).

Our local universities only score highly on the number of foreign students admitted and the number of foreign lecturers on their teaching staff and the ratio thereof and on physical facil…

Facebook Video: UiTM Sabah Senior Students Bullying Juniors

The Star Online: KOTA KINABALU: A video of senior students bullying their juniors at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Sabah campus has gone viral.

The five-minute video recording shows several students standing in line in a jungle while being shouted at and occasionally slapped by older students.

Kota Kinabalu City police chief Asst Comm Jauteh Dikun said they had not received any police report regarding the incident but would look into the matter.

“We will investigate whether this is true and take action if a report is lodged,” he said. If the senior students in the videos are indeed from UiTM, then they are really sick! Police report should be made and legal actions should be taken against them.

Take PMR, SPM and Earn University Degrees Behind Bars

The Star Online: MUAR: The Prisons Department wants prisoners to go for higher education up to the university level so that they can get a second chance in life once they rejoin society.

Deputy Director-General of Prisons (Safety and Correctional) Datuk Hassan Sakimon said 1,141 prisoners were currently involved in various educational programmes in prisons throughout the country.

He said the bulk of the number were those taking the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Penilaian Menengah Rendah (PMR).

“We have 86 prisoners who are mostly below 21 years old studying for the two examinations.

“We also have 14 prisoners taking university degrees, 66 taking diploma courses and six doing their Masters,” he said after witnessing the presentation of awards of excellence to 190 prison officers in the southern region.

Hassan also said 86 ex-convicts were currently studying in both private and government universities.

He said the department began looking at the educational programmes for pr…

Chinese Primary School Students Burdened with Difficult Homework

The Star Online: CHINESE primary school students are so burdened with homework that their mothers, aunts and other family members are helping out, reported China Press.

Malaysian Chinese Language Council president Prof Dr Lim Chooi Kwa said schools ought to review the matter as some of the homework were so technical that even university Chinese Studies lecturers had difficulty answering them.

He added that not only him but several other university lecturers also had a similar experience while guiding their grandchildren with their homework.

“We would make mistakes like the strokes and pronunciation.

“Schools need to look into improving teaching methods as well as reducing the students' homework load.”

He noted that most children go for tuition and they do not have time to digest what they learn. I went to a Chinese primary school, other than the difficulty of homework highlighted in the article above, the excessive amount of homework is also a big issue and very burdensome …

Permohonan Kemasukan Ke Program Pra Universiti Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia

PERMOHONAN KEMASUKAN KE PROGRAM PRA UNIVERSITI KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA SESI AKADEMIK 2013
Perhatian:
Hanya calon yang berstatus atlet negara atau berada di dalam Program Majlis Sukan Negara/Negeri sahaja yang layak memohon kursus ini.Umur tidak melebihi 20 tahun pada tarikh kemasukan.Tarikh tutup permohonan adalah pada 31 MAC 2013. Sebarang permohonan yang diterima selepas tarikh tersebut tidak akan dilayan.Anda boleh mengemaskini maklumat peribadi anda TANPA HAD sebelum tarikh tutup permohonan. Namun begitu, anda perlu mengepos borang dan sijil SEKALI SAHAJA walaupun terdapat pengemaskinian maklumat peribadi.Syarat-syarat Khas:
A.Aliran Sains
Sekurang-kurangnya mendapat kepujian dalam mata pelajaran Matematik Moden danLulus sekurang-kurangnya 2 mata pelajaran daripada yang berikut : BiologiFizikKimiaMatematik TambahanTeknologi MaklumatPerdaganganEkonomi AsasPrinsip AkaunBahasa InggerisLukisan KejuruteraanRekaciptaTeknologi Kejuruteraan B.Aliran Sastera Ikhtisas
Sekurang-kurangnya…

Teachers Cannot Teach Students to Hate the Government

Bernama: Teachers wishing to be involved in politics or general election campaigning are advised not to abuse the privilege by doing so within school compounds or during classes.

Education Deputy Minister Dr Puad Zarkashi said they must also obtain permission from the Ministry.

"The government has allowed it but they must obtain permission from the Ministry, as announced by the Prime Minister.

"We will not allow any political activities in schools and they cannot teach students to hate the government," he told reporters after presenting the Rembau Department of Education Excellence Awards, here Thursday. Will Ministry of Education grant permission to teachers who choose to support the opposition parties? If not, the whole Education Ministry approval process is just another way of saying that government has only allowed teachers to support Barisan Nasional and not others in the upcoming Malaysia 13th general election.

Honest School Boy Amir Azizan Hashim

The Star Online: BATU PAHAT: When 13-year-old Amir Azizan Hashim returned a handbag with S$15,000 (RM37,500) to the rightful owner, he did not expect to be troubled by the massive media attention that followed.

The SMK Dato Syed Esa student has been hounded for interviews by Malay dailies and Singaporean journalists since the owner, a Singaporean woman, called his school to thank him for his honesty.[...]

Amir was cycling home after buying a newspaper for his mother at a shop in Taman Soga about two months ago when he spotted the woman at a supermarket carpark.

“I saw her placing her handbag on the roof of her car. But then she got into her car and drove off and the handbag fell off the roof.

“I picked up the handbag from the ground and chased after the car on my bicycle. I managed to stop her at a T-junction about 200m away,” he said, adding that inside the bag were a passport and an envelope with the cash.

He said when he showed the woman the handbag, she immediately thanked …

GLC Senior Manager Charged with Committing Oral Sex and Sodomising 14-year-old Boy

The Star Online: KUALA LUMPUR: A senior manager of a Government Linked Company (GLC) company was charged in a Sessions Court here on Friday to three counts of committing carnal intercourse against the order of nature on a 14-year-old boy last year.

Mohd Yusre Mohd Yusoff, 44, pleaded not guilty to two charges oral sex against the boy at a hotel room in Jalan Kuchai Maju 2 off Jalan Kuchai Lama about 3pm on Nov 12, last year and again at a hotel room in Kuchai Business Centre off Jalan Kuchai at about 6pm on Dec 25.

Mohd Yusre was also accused of sodomising the boy at the same hotel and time before Sessions Judge Emelia Kaswati Mohamad Khalid.

Deputy Public Prosecutor Ooi Chean Ling said that Mohd Yusre was being investigated for sexual crimes involving five different victims.

Ooi said that the prosecution would not offer any bail because Mohd Yusre knew where the victim lived and also because it was of public interest.

He was seen wiping his tears in the dock. He was accompanied …

Makluman Pendaftaran Peperiksaan SPM dan SPM(U) Tahun 2013

MAKLUMAN PENDAFTARAN PEPERIKSAAN SPM DAN SPM(U) TAHUN 2013
Dimaklumkan bahawa tarikh pendaftaran calon persendirian bagi Peperiksaan SIJIL PELAJARAN MALAYSIA (SPM) dan SIJIL PELAJARAN MALAYSIA ULANGAN (SPM(U)) bagi tahun 2013 adalah pada 1 Mac hingga 31 Mac 2013.
Pendaftaran hendaklah dibuat di Sektor Penilaian dan Peperiksaan, Jabatan Pelajaran Negeri yang terdekat. Borang permohonan dan maklumat lanjut boleh dimuat turun daripada laman web Lembaga Peperiksaan di alamat www.moe.gov.my/lp
Calon diingatkan supaya mematuhi tarikh yang ditetapkan kerana permohonan lewat tidak akan dilayan.
Pengarah Peperiksaan Lembaga Peperiksaan Kementerian Pelajaran Malaysia
Bernama: Registration For SPM, SPMU Exams Up To March 31 Registration of private candidates for the 2013 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) and Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia Ulangan (SPMU) examinations is open from March 1 to 31.

The Examinations Syndicate said in a statement today that the registration must be made at the Assessment and Ex…

Semakan Penempatan Pengawai Perkhidmatan Pendidikan Siswazah (PPPS)

SEMAKAN PENEMPATAN GURU INTERIM DI SEKOLAH MENENGAH, KEMENTERIAN PELAJARAN MALAYSIA TAHUN 2013

SILA MASUKKAN NOMBOR KAD PENGENALAN ANDA

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Bahagian Pendidikan Islam - 03-83217200 / 03-83217300
Bahagian Pendidikan Khas - 03-88849190
Bahagian Pendidikan Teknik dan Vokasional - 03-88845031

Semakan Tawaran Ambilan Kedua Ke Tingkatan Empat (4) Di Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Tahun 2013

SEMAKAN TAWARAN AMBILAN KEDUA KE TINGKATAN EMPAT (4) DI SEKOLAH BERASRAMA PENUH (SBP) TAHUN 2013
Sila Masukkan No. Kad Pengenalan dan Angka Giliran PMR 2012 dan Klik Butang Semakan

Pastikan maklumat NO. KAD PENGENALAN dan ANGKA GILIRAN calon sama seperti yang tercatat dalam slip pendaftaran PMR calon.

Sekiranya terdapat sebarang masalah, sila hubungi 03-83217400 untuk keterangan lanjut.

Tindakan : Sila semak dengan teliti maklumat yang dipaparkan. Sekiranya anda berjaya dan bersetuju dengan tawaran ini, surat dan lampiran tawaran MESTI DICETAK SEGERA dan dibawa semasa hari pendaftaran.

Man Lured Teen Boys with Expensive Gifts of Cash and Electronic Gadgets and Sodomised Them

The Star Online: UALA LUMPUR: For months, a man has been luring four young boys over a social website, winning their trust by showering them with expensive gifts of cash and electronic gadgets before inviting them to “meetings” at budget hotels.

Last Friday, the man, a manager at a government-link company, was finally nabbed by the police.

He is accused of sodomising the boys multiple times over the months.

The suspect is believed to have been preying on the boys, who are secondary students in the same school, since May last year.

It is learnt that his activities finally came to light after one of the boys confessed to a teacher, who then informed his parents on Feb 8.

City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said the four boys, aged between 13 and 15, knew the suspect as “Abang Civic”.

His nickname came about as the suspect is believed to be driving a Honda Civic.

“Initial investigations revealed that the first boy was sodomised in May last year at a budget hotel in B…

Corruption at Kedah Government-owned Kolej Universiti Insaniah (Kuin)

Bernama:
A staff at the Kedah government-owned Kolej Universiti Insaniah (Kuin) has asked the Higher Education Ministry to intervene and investigate allegations of irregularities in the top management of the institution.

Kuin senior assistant registrar, Muhammad Azki Hafizi Ibrahim also suggested that the ministry formed a special committee to investigate Kuin Rector professor Datuk Dr Jamil Osman, beleived to be a primary cause in Kuin facing serious financial problems.

"They have an agenda when creating the Kuin subsidiaries, rather than for business or to bring profits to Kuin.

"With the establishment of this subsidiary, Kuin actually was facing worse financial problems since its inception in 1995," he claimed at a press conference, here Tuesday.

He said investigation should also be made on the Kedah Menteri Besar, Datuk Seri Azizan Abdul Razak as the Chairman of the Kuin Board of Directors, to find out whether he had any interest in the establishment of the subs…

Shafie on No Competition among Universities in Malaysia

Bernama: Rural and Regional Development Minister, Datuk Seri Mohd Shafie Apdal said the existence of universities in the country should not be seen as competition but motivation to upgrade competency level.

Public and private universities need to create a niche and establish symbiotic collaboration to ensure the sustainability of the country's education.

"Higher education has developed rapidly with the establishment of seven foreign universities in the past decade.

"A co-existence strategy that is more profitable, rather than competitive, should be designed," he said at 'Malam ke Puncak Awan' dinner function here Tuesday night. Expecting improvement without competition? Malaysians are lucky that he is not the Minister of Higher Education.

School Boys Sodomised by GLC Manager

The Star Online: KUALA LUMPUR: A man was nabbed for allegedly sodomising four secondary school boys after meeting them on Facebook.

The suspect, who is a manager of a government-linked company, is believed to have preyed on underage boys, all from the same secondary school, since May last year.

It is learnt his illicit activities were uncovered when one of the victims confessed to a school counselling teacher, who then informed the boy's parents on Feb 8. A police report was made soon after.

Police swooped in and detained the suspect, in his 40s, on Friday, after two weeks of surveillance.

“Initial investigations revealed the first victim was sodomised in May last year at a budget hotel in Brickfields,” City police chief Deputy Comm Datuk Mohmad Salleh said at a press conference Wednesday, adding that it happened several times over a few months. Read that the suspect who was known by the victims as Abang Civic used money and gifts as baits to lure the school boys to budget hot…

Student Committed Suicide Due to Stressful Examinations

A Chung Hwa Independent High School student committed suicide by jumping from the 8th floor of the apartment at 7PM yesterday. The incident happened in Setapak Idaman Putera area. Two days ago he reportedly told his mum about his thought of committing suicide due to the stress from examinations.

Take a break when you are too stressful preparing for your examinations! Call Befrienders 03-79568144 or 03-79568145 (available 24 hours a day) for help if you need a person to talk to!

Update: Oriental Daily News reported that the 18-year-old bright student complained to her mother that he wanted to commit suicide because he was bullied by schoolmates. After the incident, his mother discovered from his book that he was called "Ah Gua (Pondan)" by some of his friends.

Bullying at school can lead to death! Stop bullying!

SPM English Becomes Compulsory-to-Pass Soonest in SPM 2018

The Star Online: It will take at least five years to train some 60,000 teachers to prepare for making English a compulsory pass subject in the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) examination.

"Currently, 5,000 teachers have already been trained and the Government will be recruiting 9,000 more English teachers," Deputy Education Minister Datuk Dr Wee Ka Siong told reporters after launching the Star-NiE and Pizza Hut's Tale Spin 2013 contest here Tuesday. SPM English will be made a compulsory-to-pass SPM subject soonest five years from now. And this probably will never happen if Pakatan Rakyat takes over the government this coming election.

Contoh Carta Alir Proses Penghasilan Kerja Kursus (Kerja Projek) Pengajian Am STPM 2013

Contoh:
Tema 1: Pencemaran Budaya
Tema 2: Kebebasan MediaCalon mengenal pasti isu dan menetapkan tajuk dan skop tugasanCalon memilih tema: Tema 1: Pencemaran BudayaCalon mengenal pasti isu: (Isu yang dipilih hendaklah merujuk kepada kampung/taman perumahan/sekolah/bandar/daerah/negeri calon)
Contoh: Pengaruh budaya negatif dalam kalangan remaja Budaya lepak dalam kalangan komuniti Teknologi Maklumat dan Komunikasi dan pencemaran bahasa Kelunturan nilai murni dalam komuniti Pengaruh golongan pendatang terhadap komunitiCalon menentukan tajuk: (Tajuk yang dipilih hendaklah berdasarkan isu yang telah dikenal pasti)
Contoh: Budaya Lepak Golongan Remaja di Taman ACalon menentukan lokasi kajian: Calon digalakkan untuk memilih lokasi kajian yang sesuai, iaitu mudah dituju dan dekat dengan tempat tinggal calon. Ini memudahkan pengutipan data kajianCalon menentukan skop tugasan: Skop tugasan yang dimaksudkan ialah fokus kerja kursus (kerja projek) yang akan dijalankan. Penjelasan ini penting bagi m…

70 Per Cent Local Graduates Secured Jobs within Six Months Graduating

Bernama:
He [Higher Education Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Khaled Nordin] said over 70 per cent of local graduates secured jobs within six months of graduation whereas in some countries they remained unemployed for up to two years due to limited job opportunities.

"We are not saddled with high unemployment rate like other countries where graduates remain unemployed for up to two years," he told reporters at the Graduate Career Accelerated Programme (GCAP) Convocation here today.

He said the government emphasised on graduate marketability and employability by organising various programs to equip graduates with knowledge and skills to enable them to secure employment.

These include the GCAP programme conducted in collaboration with My-Partners and TalentCorp for unemployed graduates who scored the Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.3 and above in any field of study, he added.

The graduates were put through their paces in interactive industrial training, and learned comm…