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Free Training/Government Funded Programme: Golongan Pekerja dan Future Workers (GPFW)

Free Training Sponsored by Government for Graduates (Kursus Percuma Lepasan Siswazah GPFW) The PSDC has developed a list of programs based on the skills required by the industries. Qualified candidates will receive monthly cash allowance of RM500.00 and may select from the following course: Manufacturing Process for Engineering Degree Graduates ( Intake date: 15 August 2016 ) Manufacturing Process (3 Months Training + 3 Months Industrial Attachment) ENTRY REQUIREMENT - Malaysian below 45 years old - No Permanent Employment - Degree holder in: B. Science Physics B. Eng in Electrical & Electronics B. Eng in Mechatronics B. Mechanical Engineering B. Chemical Engineering B. Material Engineering - Candidate’s monthly household income is lesser than RM 10,000 PERFORMANCE SERIES Business English Communication & Presentation Skills Critical & Analytical Thinking Teambuilding & Positive Work Attitude Change Management Project Management - Fundament

National University of Singapore (NUS) Cancels Orientation Week After Video of Inappropriate Activities Went Viral on Social Media

The Straits Times: Complaints had surfaced in a report by The New Paper on Tuesday (July 26), about increasingly sexualised activities at recent NUS orientation camps. NUS said in a statement on Friday (July 29) that all student-organised team-building activities for freshmen are suspended "with immediate effect" until further notice. This was after it received information about unauthorised and unsupervised freshmen activities, despite having issued earlier instructions on this matter. It also confirmed that a video circulating online of people getting dunked in a pond, was a residential activity that took place in Sheares Hall on Wednesday (July 27). "We are deeply disappointed that some of our students have flouted the rules and behaved in an unacceptable manner in organising freshmen activities." It said that those found responsible will be brought before the University's Board of Discipline. Glad that seniors' ragging and harassment of juniors

Top 5 UK Cities with Most Malaysian Students Studying Abroad

KUALA LUMPUR – As students around the world get ready for the beginning of a new school year, there are a series of pre-departure briefings to familiarise Malaysian students with the various UK cities they will be heading towards. London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester are the top UK cities for overseas students. Britain has long been a favourite destination for Malaysians to pursue their further studies. According to the UK Trade & Investment, it is estimated that more than 15,000 Malaysians are studying in UK universities, drawn by its world class education system. Malaysian students can enjoy stress-free onward connection from London Heathrow airport to over 25 cities across the UK, including, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Manchester. 1. London, England Home to one of the largest concentration of universities in the world, London houses some of the oldest and most prestigious universities. The city has a student population of more than 300,000. The newco

Malaysian University Student Does Nation Proud Winning Prestigious Diana Award

Bushra Farooq wins Prestigious Diana Award for Improving Communities and the Lives of Others Kuala Lumpur, 27 July 2016 - The past year proved to be very rewarding for International University Malaysia. Several of its students garnered strings of world-class achievements internationally. Now, another student has once again made the nation proud. Bushra Farooq was bestowed the prestigious Diana Award at a national award ceremony in London recently. The Diana Award was set up as a lasting legacy of Princess Diana’s belief that young people have the power to change the world for the better. The 19-year-old Bushra Farooq, an Psychology student from Kuala Lumpur, was recognized as the Regional Award winner in the Diana Champion Volunteer category for volunteering over 500 hours of her time to various causes in Malaysia and Oman. She spent these hours working with cancer patients, orphans, on a sexual education project for refugee children and with the ‘Do Something Good’ organizati

MP Questions the State of Academic Fraud in Malaysia Public Universities such as UM

Media Statement by Dr. Ong Kian Ming, MP for Serdang, on the 25th of July, 2016: HOW SERIOUS IS ACADEMIC FRAUD IN OUR UNIVERSITIES? More than a month ago, on the 11th of June, 2016, the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Malaya was alerted of alleged academic misconduct on the part of some faculty members who were authors / co-authors in a number of scientific publications. To its credit, the University quickly convened an investigation and found that ‘there were duplication and / or manipulation of almost all the figures (images and graphs) within the original Scientific Reports paper and across three other publications authored by the group of researchers” and called for the authors to retract all four articles.[1] The articles were subsequently retracted by the journals in question.[2] The university’s quick and decisive action sends a strong signal that research fraud is not tolerated in our national research universities and it should be applauded accordingly. But l

Teachers should control emotions when dealing with students - Deputy Education Minister

The Star Online: He was commenting on a case in Tanah Merah Kelantan involving a female teacher who was said to had slapped her student for allegedly shaving her eyebrows. Nursyahida Zulkifli was allegedly slapped three times at the back of her head by the teacher after believing that the Form 3 student had shaved her eyebrows. The slaps caused her to vomit and she was admitted to the hospital for a nerve problem. Her mother Zakirah Zahari was reported to have said that the slaps could have aggravated her daughter’s old injuries, sustained when she fell in the bathroom last year. She hurt her head during the fall and was warded for two months. Schools should have zero tolerance policy on violence and abuse by teachers towards students. For incidents like this, mainstream media tend to report the full name of the victim (a minor less than 16 years old) but self-censor the name of the abuser. What is the logic behind this? Thanks to social media, we now know his name: Ustaza

International University Malaysia Joins UNHCR In Addressing Healthcare Needs of Refugees & Asylum-Seekers

University to provide complimentary health educational support Kuala Lumpur – In line with ongoing efforts by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to assist refugees and asylum-seekers, International University Malaysia has embarked on a project to provide much-needed support for this marginalised group in Malaysia, through health educational services. This partnership was formalised in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two parties earlier today, whereby Malaysia University through its community outreach programme, ‘University Cares’, will implement various projects to educate and empower young refugees to improve their health and well-being, as well as adopt positive behavioural changes towards better health. MoU exchange: Partnership formalised with a warm handshake between International University Malaysia and UNHCR Malaysia. From left to right: Professor Ong Kook Hai; Mr. Richard Towle (UNHCR Representative Malaysia); Dr. Mei Ling Young a

Melania Trump's Speech is the Most High-Profile Plagiarism in Recent Years

CNN: At least one passage in Trump's speech Monday night plagiarized from Obama's address to the Democratic National Convention in 2008. Side-by-side comparisons of the transcripts show the text in Trump's address following, nearly to the word, the would-be future first lady's own from the first night of the Democratic convention in Denver nearly eight years ago. Melania Trump plagiarized a Michelle Obama speech on the first night of the Republican National Convention It turns out plagiarism is not only a big concern when writing term papers . In high profile speech like this plagiarism does happen.

Coding is embedded as an official school curriculum in primary three onwards - MDEC CEO

Malay Mail Online: Coding will be officially added to the syllabuses of national schools starting next year, according to Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) CEO Datuk Yasmin Mahmood. She said computer coding will not only in taught as part of a computer science subject, but will also incorporated into the pedagogy of teaching, especially in science and maths classes. [...] When met by reporters after the event, Yasmin explained that the pilot programme has been running since last year in 22 schools. She said it is being headed by the Education Ministry with the help of MDEC, and will be a part of the Primary School Standard Curriculum (KSSR) and Secondary School Standard Curriculum (KSSM) that will be rolled out next year. The programme, she added, was in line with the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025, which she said called for the encouraging of cognitive and higher order thinking as well as embedding IT as a teaching and learning tool. Awesome news! The

Utar is top three Malaysian universities in terms of number of citations per paper - QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ Intelligence Unit

The Star Online: Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) has added another mark of recognition to its list of academic achievements by being named one of the “top three Malaysian universities in terms of number of citations per paper” in 2015. The ranking focuses on the performance of the papers an institution produces that are indexed in journal database Scopus, and was released by global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds’ Intelligence Unit. Take this so called top 3 university ranking with a grain of salt. For marketing purposes, every university will be able to find a university ranking that they are in the top three, or top ten, whichever pleases them.

Tops Tips for Students from Malaysia Studying Abroad

British Airways Offers Tops Tips for Students from Malaysia Studying Abroad British Airways’ top tips and special benefits for students studying in the UK KUALA LUMPUR, 14 July 2016 – As hundreds of Malaysian students gear up for what may be their first semester abroad, many face the daunting challenge of excelling in their studies while also trying to settle in to a foreign environment. To put their minds at ease, British Airways shares some top tips, as advised by returning students, with those who are about to embark on their own journeys to the UK. Vivian Tan-Loh, British Airways country manager for Malaysia, said, “The UK is home to many of the world’s leading schools and universities and has always been considered the most prestigious destination for Malaysian students. British Airways is proud to continue its long-standing tradition of supporting students from Malaysia in providing them with insights on what to expect when abroad and with many generous benefits that cate

Politicians praise our education system, but they don't send their children to our public schools - Sultan of Johor

The Star Online: [Sultan Ibrahim Ibni Almarhum Sultan Iskandar said] We shouldn’t kid ourselves. We have politicians in Malaysia who are in self-denial or choose to play politics with education. They want to be heroes of their races. They talk about nationalism but at the end, do they send their children to boarding schools in Australia and the United Kingdom to learn in Malay medium? Spot on the hypocrisy of our politicians. Education has long been a main politics issue or political contention in Malaysia.