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Work with Startup or Established Company? What are the differences?

Getting your first job can be definitely exciting, at the same time a bit nerve-wracking. Although the job security and stability an established company offers is beneficial for long-term careers, a lot of startups are competing for your attention nowadays. They believe fresh graduates are not attracted to the compartmentalized job roles seen in big corporations. With worthwhile opportunities for neophyte job seekers, they now have the chance to improve and expand their skill set in a shorter span of time. This is especially true for most startups, as employees climb the corporate ladder faster and are assigned several different roles to determine their strengths. However, will landing a startup job be the ideal choice for you? Figuring out the type of work environment that best suits you is just as essential as which company you want to be a part of. To help you decide which path is best for you, here are the differences between startups and established companies. Working for

Twenty-four dead in early morning fire at tahfiz school at Jalan Datuk Keramat

Malaysiakini reporting on the fact that the school had no permit, fire safety cert to operate at premises: Tragedi itu meragut nyawa 22 pelajar tahfiz dan dua guru tahfiz. Sementara itu, Menteri Kesejahteraan Bandar, Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Tan Sri Noh Omar ketika ditemui di sana berkata, pusat tahfiz itu tidak memiliki sijil kelayakan menduduki bangunan selain telah diubah suai daripada struktur asal. Beliau berkata Jabatan Bomba dan Penyelamat ada menerima permohonan sijil perakuan berkenaan daripada pihak pusat bulan lepas, namun masih belum diberikan kelulusan. "Mengikut pelan asal bangunan itu, ia berkonsep terbuka, tetapi telah dibina tembok dan tidak ikut pelan asal. "Bangunan ini juga belum ada kebenaran untuk beroperasi daripada pihak bomba," katanya. Dr Hartini Zainudin saying what needs to be said on Facebook: I am furious and outraged. The tragedy which unfolded and the deaths of 25 children and teachers points again to unsafe premises

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

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

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

Primary School Student Physically Abused by Teacher: Adik ini bernama muhammad fikri dan berumur 8tahun.Dia sedang belajari di sekolah rendah kebangsaan port dickson.Adik ini yang berbangsa india muslim telah didera dengan menggunakan penggorek pensil besi tersebut dengan panaskanya dan meletakkan di muka anaknya sebanyak 3kali.Nama cikgu tersebut adalah encik rohaizat,Malah telah pun 6hari kejadian ini telah berlaku tetapi masih tidak ada mengambil sebarang tindakan lagi diatas lelaki tersebut. 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

Report about Sexual Assault at University of Malaya (UM)

Leaked Sexual Assault Report of an International Japanese Student @ 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 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 fi

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 past

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. So wait... why do we have to learn this again? 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

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 Programmes Bachelor of Civil Engineering Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Bachelor of Chemical Engineering Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Total Fees RM 90,000 Duration 4 years Reasons to Study engineering @ UM Study at one of the world’s best Faculty (ranked 35 under the latest QS Wo

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.

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 allowance Akmal, 27, a primary school teacher in rural Sabah -> RM2,200 monthly with special allowance for staying in isolation Asma, 33, a special needs teacher in Kedah -> upwards of RM3,000 monthly Kannan, age not revealed, a teacher at a Tamil government school in Kelantan -> RM4,500 monthly Ching 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 s

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

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". JJPTR Get Rich Quick Money Game Scam 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".

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

Meet the Pahang teacher who bikes 135km daily to teach Orang Asli kids 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. [...] Falling off the motorcycle is nothing new for most of the teachers of SK Lenjang in Kuala Lipis, Pahang, says Ahmad Saidin Mohd Idris. 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

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 inclusiv