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Malaysian Students' Technology Conference (MSTC‎) @ Mercu UEM KL 12 & 13 August 2017

Malaysian Students' Technology Conference - MSTC‎ Date & Time: August 12 at 8:30 AM – August 13 at 2 PM
Venue: The Odyssey, Mercu UEM, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

"ADVANCING 4TH-WARD"

The Malaysian Students’ Technology Conference (MSTC) is a student-led initiative that serves to provide a platform for students to critically discuss and learn more about present-era technological advances and issues regarding STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) topics. Under the banner of Young Malaysian Engineers (YME), and in partnership with TalentCorp Malaysia, MSTC 2017 has returned for its second instalment after the previous year's successful inaugural event.

Themed "The Fourth Industrial Revolution" this year, this event aims to provide further insight into the fourth major industrial era since the initial Industrial Revolution of the 18th century, which is described to be a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical…

The Common Challenges Students Face When Studying Abroad

Many of us dream of travelling world, exploring everything that this planet has to offer while embarking on the journey of a lifetime. This may seem like a pipe dream to some but to others, this is dream is transformed into a goal that is well within grasp. I’m talking about students. Studying abroad is one of the most fulfilling life-changing experiences you can ever undertake which is why an increasing number of students are getting involved every year.

So, you’ve planned your destination, you’ve enrolled in your course and you’re getting ready to explore the Great Unknown. Now what? Well, as with all things in life, studying abroad doesn’t come without its problem. To give you a head start so you can make the best out of your experience, here is a list of common problem most migrant students face and how to deal with them effectively.
Feeling Alone Easily the most common problem with students travelling abroad, it’s easy to feel like you’re an outsider. The people around you may be…

Primary School Student Physically Abused by Teacher, Yet Headmistress Defended Abuser

Malaysiakini: A police report has been lodged against a Mathematics teacher who allegedly heated a metal sharpener and placed it on a pupil's cheek after the boy played in the classroom during lessons. [...]

"He heated up the metal sharpener by vigorously rubbing it on the floor and when it became heated, he placed it on three different spots on my son's cheek. This caused blisters to the extent of the skin peeling off.

"The teacher did not stop there. He also slapped my son several times on the spot where the wounds were," Said claimed. This is so sickening! This teacher abuser must be sent to jailed on top of banning from ever becoming a teacher again. Glad that the parent has lodged a police report is determined that this incident must be brought to justice.

Tamiler Otrumai Kudumbum on Facebook:
Guru besar sekolah rendah kebangsaan Port Dickson hendak mencuba settle dengan ayah mangsa yang telah dipukul oleh cikgu, Pandai pula guru besar dia berkata kesian…

Report about Sexual Assault at University of Malaya (UM)

[Update: we do not link to the source forum post containing the leaked report as it contains the victim's full name and personal details]

From the leaked report:
I has been assaulted by another international student living in same resident on April 30 th in my room. I reported this incident to the authority in the University of Malaya called ISC, UM security, and the resident. Although I reported and I demanded for the safety of other students. Nevertheless, another incident by same person happened and that student who’s been attacked had gone back to his own country because of that. Today, I am writing this report to tell how University of Malaya treats its own international students and trying to warn others including new students coming in the future that they are not very reliable as they said “College reputation is more important than student’s safety.” One believes that the sexual assault incident is true from reading the full report and also news on this reported by variou…

Is the Malaysia Education System effective?

Do you think Malaysia's education system (from Form 5 to University) suits students well? Edison Ngu on Quora: As a Form 5 student this year, I would strongly say that the Malaysia education system is ultimately flawed. I do have one thing or two to say about it, though.

It is quite sad that to my observation, SPM (Malaysia Education Certificate/GCSE) is no far different from the ancient Chinese level one general exam.

Moral Studies is outdated. It has been decades since students are needed to memorise the 36 moral values. Even a single word misspelled or left out leave students with zero marks. If one doesn't memorise, don’t even expect a B+. Basically, it's rote learning (in China!) where we have to understand the content as long as the right moral values and definitions are matched to the questions.

The History textbook is poorly written. The arrangements of facts are in total snafus. Trying to locate a fact takes quite me sometime since it is flooded with fillers an…

Cara Unik Perkenalkan Diri Semasa Temuduga - Guest Post

Guest Post by Syed Shaff

Percaya tidak, tips untuk perkenalkan diri semasa temuduga, atau pun cara anda persiapkan resume untuk alam pekerjaan, memang kurang institusi yang akan beri fokus. Contoh di tempat pengajian saya dahulu, penekanan bergantung kepada salah satu subjek yang hanya meliputi dasar persediaan tips temuduga sahaja.

Lebih baik kalau dijemput penceramah yang bertauliah untuk berikan sedikit panduan dan tips terbaik untuk setiap pelajar dapat manfaatnya.
Keadaan Normal Sesi Temuduga Ahli Panel: Boleh kenalkan nama dan butiran diri anda.

Anda: Ya, nama saya Ali, umur 28 tahun. Sekarang bekerja di Osram, Pulau Pinang sebagai technician sejak 2013 lagi.

Ahli Panel: Minta kongsikan pengalaman atau peranan anda di Osram?

Anda: Di Osram, saya bekerja sebagai Proses technician. Antara tanggungjawab saya adalah menjaga ‘produk hold’ atau produk yang memerlukan untuk saya pastikan sendiri kualitinya.

Ahli Panel: bagaimana produk yang hold tadi boleh dikenal pasti?

Anda: Produk i…

Kenapa Kita Perlu Belajar? Why Do We Need to Study - Guest Post

Guest Post by Syed Shaff

Soalan ‘kenapa kita perlu belajar’ walaupun dianggap sangat asas, tapi masih lagi belum tentu ada yang boleh menjawabnya dengan baik. Kebanyakan jawapan tiada fokus utama atau pun maksud yang kita boleh rungkaikan secara meluas kenapa kita perlu susah payah, habiskan masa untuk belajar di Sekolah, Politeknik, Universiti, mahupun mana mana tempat pengajian.

Dan dalam artikel ini, persoalan ini akan dirungkai sebaik-baiknya.
Ada yang kata, kita mesti belajar supaya jadi orang pandai. Bila sudah pandai, nanti sudah besar tidak dibuli. Boleh jadi orang berguna. Belajar pun bagus, boleh dapat kerja elok.

Kesemua itu ada betulnya, tapi bagi saya sendiri.

Kita belajar adalah supaya ‘mampu membuat keputusan dengan baik’.

Kalau anda belajar, untuk dapat kerja yang diinginkan, bukan lah salah. Tapi kalau tak dapat bagaimana? Apa langkah seterusnya? Sedangkan daripada 10 orang kawan saya, lebih separuh yang bekerja bukan pada bidang yang kami belajar dahulu, iaitu Mechan…

University of Malaya (UM) Engineering Direct Intake Bachelor Programmes: 4 Years RM90,000 Total Fees

Why is Universiti Malaya (UM) offering direct intake when it already has a private university: International University of Malaya-Wales (IUMW)? Is this a direct response to the government's budget cut in higher education funding? Or is it a faculty specific (money-making) initiative to take advantage of top 35 in the world university rankings by faculty: engineering & technology? In particular the top 23 in the world university rankings by subject: engineering - electrical? COME AND STUDY ENGINEERING AT ONE OF THE WORLD’S BEST FACULTIES
Direct Intake to UM for Malaysian Students in September 2017
UM Faculty of Engineering Direct Intake ProgrammesBachelor of Civil EngineeringBachelor of Electrical EngineeringBachelor of Chemical EngineeringBachelor of Biomedical EngineeringBachelor of Mechanical Engineering Total Fees RM 90,000
Duration 4 years
Reasons to Study engineering @ UMStudy at one of the world’s best Faculty (ranked 35 under the latest QS World University Rankings 201…

Reflection from the suicide of a childhood friend: we are shaped by our circumstances in life

This Facebook post was first posted on July 9th 2016. It went viral again recently. Ooi Kok Hin:
My friend jumped from the 15th floor last night. An hour ago, I stood there near the spot, looking up to his window.

Of course, it's the 15th floor. How can I forget that all along? I've been there when I was 8-9 years old. We were buddies in the same school in the same neighborhood.

Our neighborhood isn't the kindest there is. There are gangs, which often flourish in a low-income community. Where and who else can you hang out with after school, if not the gangs? He and I hang out with the same circle.

In standard 4, I got a lucky break and was put in the first class of the school. Life, companions, and interests in the first class are distinctly different from the second-last class (The only thing we almost always look forward to was to "settle" a dispute after school hours. Or role-playing WWF at the back when the teacher is not around)

We drifted apart. In the pa…

School Teacher Monthly Salary in Malaysia (Gaji Bulanan Guru)

Cilisos on "here’s how much school teachers actually earn in Malaysia":
Rosie, 46, a secondary school teacher in rural Kedah -> RM5,000 with allowances reaching up to RM1,400, including housing allowance, elaun kerajaan and other things.Laila, 27, a private school teacher in the central region -> basic of RM1,800 monthly with RM300 allowanceAkmal, 27, a primary school teacher in rural Sabah -> RM2,200 monthly with special allowance for staying in isolationAsma, 33, a special needs teacher in Kedah -> upwards of RM3,000 monthlyKannan, age not revealed, a teacher at a Tamil government school in Kelantan -> RM4,500 monthlyChing Yee, 33, a teacher at a Chinese government school in KL -> RM4,500 monthly There are also yearly increments that government teachers enjoy. Kannan told us that last year, teachers got a double increment, and each year teachers enjoy a pay raise of not less than RM200.

Kannan had been teaching for six years, Rosie for seven and Ching Yee…

True Story of the Struggle of Non-bumi Malaysian in Applying for Education Programme Reserved for Bumiputera: UPU Asasi

Shi Hao:
hi, im about to tell you my story as a non-bumi in malaysia. my attempt applying upu asasi

noted that this thread is just my experience and I do not intend to involve politics or other else. I just want to tell you my story.

okay. saya budak sbp. sejak f1 dah duduk asrama satu malaysia, kl. berjauhan dengan family yg duduk kelate

niat hanya satu je: saya nak masuk university awam, saya nak masuk ipta. ibu bapa saya tak mampu nak kasi study private u

so there i was. saya nak dapatkan kokurikulum, masa tu saya start belajar music, saya involve dalam semuaa koku

my academic pun i stay strong, nak belajar betul2 tanak hampakan harapan ibu bapa

so masa f1, f2 saya bergaul dengan semua budak. budak nakal, budak rempit, budak pandai member semua aku ada.

masa f2 tetiba ada sorang senior ni dia bagitau aku: kita budak non-bumis ni, susah nak masuk asasi upu nanti.

aku pun macam okay, fine. aku berusaha jugak. f2 aku involve banyak gila benda yg aku tak pernah buat

masatu ada auditi…

5 reasons why people "invest" in money game & why you should not judge...

Savwee Investment: If you have friends who have been scammed, read this:

JJPTR is not the only money game that collapsed lately. In this domino like collapse, many "Investors" have lost all their savings.

One told me "I thought if I would diversify among these money games, I would be safe. They said they are "investing" for us by doing business & trading forex and there is monthly return, so it seems legit".
First of all, you have to understand the money game operator's strategies:
Give them a believable story.Give them proof that the concept work.Give them some sweet reward upfront.Ask them to invest only small amount. Why those strategies?
Because they know, if you invest small first, the resistance is low, and when you make some money, you will come in big. That's when they shut down. They also create a story that you WANT to believe. "I am here to save ordinary human".

For the trained eyes, It's obvious that this is a scam. Ho…

Teacher who bikes 135km daily to teach Orang Asli kids at SK Lenjang in Kuala Lipis, Pahang

New Straits Times:
Undeterred by challenges, the father-of-two daily skillfully maneuvers his motorcycle along the muddy tracks, surrounded by a dense forest, to reach the school which caters for 456 Orang Asli students from 17 surrounding settlements.

Saidin, who had been posted at the school for over three years, once fell off his machine while travelling along the uneven road and came across wild animals, but nothing deterred him from performing his duties. [...]
The Kuantan-born, who travels about 135km daily, said he believes the challenge at SK Lenjang is part and parcel of the job especially when serving in the interior, which has yet to be equipped with modern facilities. Interesting write-up on a noble teacher that goes above and beyond to provide the best for indigenous students in the country. Happy Teacher's Day!

How to become a best and outstanding student?

Internationally, the standard phenomenon over the best students is that they are really advanced and know lots of Mathematics. Not sure, where it started but across the nations, the same point is considered. At most times, it tends to think whether the best students are ahead in knowledge and awareness or the scores decide the destiny.
I did mention about Maths but it is rather Science too which most East Asian countries pay attention. This has deliberated to the STEM talent and now progress to STEAM education which includes Arts along with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

Just as we come to the topic we released that the best person to evaluate the outstanding students are their teachers themselves as all the teachers are somehow exposed to all level of students and the different ability individuals. When encountered with the high school teacher in a metro city in India, she was so clear to mention the outstanding student is the one who is advanced in all inclusive …

Most adults can't solve this Singapore's primary one Mathematics question, can you?

Singapore School Primary One Mathematics IQ Question Are you able to solve this Singapore school primary 1 math question? After you have decided to give up trying, take a look at the answer below. Scroll down.
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Exam Questions & Answers Collection for SJKC Year 1 - 6 Pupils

Collection of Exam Questions Tahun 1 - 6http://peihwa.edu.my/en/banksoalan.php
Collection of Exam Answers Tahun 1 - 6http://peihwa.edu.my/en/banksoalana.php

The Return of Jr. NBA Malaysia in Penang Received Double Support from Penangites

Malaysia Jr. NBA Programme Following a successful visit in 2016, Jr. NBA Malaysia 2017 returned to Penang for the second consecutive year. This clinic reached 32 schools and 400 boys and girls – showing an increased figure that doubled from last year.

This year’s programme will reach more than 6,000 boys and girls at more than 200 schools, including a first time stop in Johor Bahru in search for local basketball talents to attend the Jr. NBA Selection Camp in Kuala Lumpur, moving them one step closer to being named 2017 Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Star!

With the increased interest from female youths in the sport, the programme has extended more slots for girls to achieve their dreams. The programme will culminate with eight boys and eight girls being named 2017 Jr. NBA Malaysia All-Stars. These standout campers will embark on a unique, overseas NBA experience together with their counterparts from Southeast Asia later in the year.

“This programme caught my attention and interest when my te…

Cuti Sekolah Hari Raya Puasa 24 Jun - 2 Julai 2017

Cuti Sekolah Rendah & Sekolah Menengah Hari Raya Puasa 201723 June 2017 (Friday) - 1 July 2017 (Saturday): Johor, Terengganu, Kelantan & Kedah24 June 2017 (Saturday) - 2 July 2017 (Sunday): Perlis, Pulau Pinang, Perak, Selangor, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka, Pahang, Sabah, Sarawak, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Labuan & PutrajayaMalaysia School Holiday 2017 Calendar (Kalendar Cuti Sekolah 2017)

Universiti Malaya (UM) Constitutional Day 2017 was a Success with 90+ Participants

UNIVERSITY OF MALAYA CONSTITUTIONAL DAY 2017 This year, the Federal Constitution marks its 60th anniversary since it was introduced in 1957, following the achievement of independence of our country. Therefore, the UM Consti Team hosted its primary annual event at the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya to celebrate this significant milestone of our Supreme Law of the land on 16th of April. The event theme was 60-Year Milestone of Constitutionalism: Are Your Rights all Right?

More than 90 participants, ranging from students of secondary school, matriculation, universities and colleges as well as others joined us together. The event was also graced by our sponsors with the Deputy Dean of UM Faculty of Law, Dr Nadhratul Wardah Binti Haji Salman. The event officially commenced with the officiating ceremony, witnessed by the Director of UM Consti Team, Ms Wong Kar Ling and the Organizing Committee (OC) President, Mr Neoh Kai Sheng.

The mood of the audience was quickly alleviated once the…