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Start of 2015 School Session Postponed One Week Due to Floods - Muhyiddin

Education Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin today made the following announcement:
Malaysian schools will open a week later by January 11 in Johor, Kedah, Kelantan, and Terengganu while it is January 12 for all other states due to the worst floods to hit the country.[...]

He said the postponement was also to allow teachers, parents and students who were affected by floods to recover and prepare for school.

"If the situation is resolved early, then the school management should use this period to clean up the affected schools to ensure that our children can learn in a safe, comfortable environment," he said. Yay, one more week of relaxing school holidays!

Related calendar: Malaysia Public Holidays Calendar 2015 (Kalendar Cuti Am Malaysia 2015)

Form Six Students Can Now Wear Casual, School Uniform Optional

This is definitely great news to sixth formers!!! But the question now is, what should I wear for Monday, Tuesday... :-) The Star Online:
After weeks of speculation, the Education Ministry has confirmed that students enrolling in Form Six will be allowed to use traditional outfits or other apparel as part of their school dress code when they begin the new term in a fortnight.

They will also be allowed to wear batik attire to school under a move by the ministry to “re-brand” Form Six.

Education Ministry director-general Datuk Seri Dr Khair Mohamad Yusof said schools can no longer compel Form Six students to wear a standard attire.

Male students will also be allowed to wear light-coloured shirts and slacks to school, but these should not have floral or other designs.

“Although they are free to choose the colour of their shirts, these should not have designs other than stripes or checked designs which are fine,” he said in a directive to all schools.

Although it was not stated in the di…

International Education Fair Malaysia 2015

You are cordially invited to the longest running education fair in Malaysia and South East Asia. The International Education Fair in Malaysia has been organized since the early 1990's. Join the 37th edition of this great event and recruit top international students from Malaysia's finest schools and universities.
International Education Fair Malaysia 2015Cities / Venues
The International Education Fair in Malaysia will visit the following cities:
- Kuala Lumpur on 14 and 15 March 2015 (Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre)
- Alor Setar on 17 March 2015 (Holiday Villa Hotel)
- Penang on 18 March 2015 (Traders Hotel)
- Ipoh on 19 March 2015 (Kinta River Front Hotel)
- Malacca on 20 March 2015 (Equatorail Malacca Hotel)
- Johor Bahru on 21 and 22 March 2015 (Persada Johor International Convention Centre)

There are so many reasons to be part of the International Education Fair Malaysia. It has proven to be the most effective platform to recruit Malaysian students. A loyal base of participatin…

The Star Education Fair 2015 @ KLCC & Penang PISA (SPICE)

After 26 highly successful education shows since 1987, we once again would like to invite you to The Star's 27th Education Fair.

With over 500 local and international higher education institutions at Malaysia's pioneer education fair, this is the perfect place to explore the possibilities for your future. Listen to talks by industry leaders, get free personality and career tests and speak to education consultants on various courses.

The Star Education Fair 2015: Kuala LumpurDate: 17 & 18 January 2015 (Sat & Sun)Time: 11.00am - 7.00pmVenue: Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre / KLCC (Exhibition Halls 1 - 5) PenangDate: 21 & 22 March 2015 (Sat & Sun)Time: 11.00am - 7.00pmVenue: SPICE (PISA), Penang

MAPCU Higher Education Fair 17 & 18 January 2015 @ Mid Valley Exhibition Centre, KL

To benefit both students and member institutions, annually, a higher education fair is held to provide advice, counseling and information on course and study options. In addition, member institutions pledge scholarships specifically for needy and deserving students. These activites are an extension of Malaysian Association of Private Colleges and Universities (MAPCU) members CSR activities. On occasion, organizers may approach MAPCU for endorsement of education related seminars and conferences where special participation rates are accorded to member institutions.

MAPCU Higher Education Fair 2015

Student Activist Fahmi Zainol Suspended 2 Semesters and Fined RM600 by UM

The official verdict from UM is out:
Post by Fahmi Zainol. Student Activist Fahmi Zainol who organized 'Pidato Umum Anwar Ibrahim 40 Tahun, Dari UM ke Penjara’ has been suspended for 2 semesters (which means one year) and fined RM600 by University of Malaysia (UM) with immediate effect.

SPM 2014 Candidates: We've Just Finished Our Exam!

Students can be very talented and creative sometimes... So what's next after SPM? Carefully examine the pre-university programmes in Malaysia.

NUS Law Professor in the Sex for Grades Scandal is a Malaysian

The Malaysian Insider:
A Malaysian law professor, embroiled in a sex-for-grades scandal, has lost his bid to have his Singapore permanent resident status reviewed after it was revoked last year, reports The Straits Times today.

Tey Tsun Hang lost his PR status when he left the country without a re-entry permit (REP).

The former National University of Singapore (NUS) lecturer had been convicted in June 2013 of corruptly obtaining sex and gifts, including a Mont Blanc pen and an iPod, from his former student Darinne Ko, as an inducement to give her better grades. What a coincidence that Alvin Tan from the sex blogger scandal was also a Malaysian law student at NUS.

BFM Interview: Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Amin Jalaludin, Vice-Chancellor of University Malaya

BFM: Since taking the mantel of the country’s oldest public university, this ENT specialist has had the unenviable task to managing negative perceptions resulting from several controversies: the removal of UM’s Center of Democracy and Elections, the prosecution of student activists called the UM8, the sedition charge against law professor Azmi Sharom and its refusal to participate in the Times Higher Education university rankings. We also engage him on the question of the government’s plan to be the sixth largest higher education exporter by 2020.Your browser does not support native audio, but you can download this MP3 to listen on your device.