Will PAS’ Hudud bill see the light of the day?

MySinChew.com 18 April 2014 KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) — While PAS’ leadership remain adamant in tabling a private member bill to implement Hudud in Kelantan, political analysts believe the move is in futility and no more than a political play. PAS’ has harboured dreams of implementing Hudud in Kelantan since 1990s and its dreams [...]

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Ministry and NUTP disagree over student aid

The Malay Mail 18 April 2014 The National Union of the Teaching Profession Malaysia (NUTP) and Sarawak Welfare, Women and Family Development Ministry are divided over distribution of financial aid to needy students under the Poor Students’ Trust Fund (PSTF). According to the eKasih database, which serves as a registration system for low-income households, Sarawak [...]

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Malaysian education: What do the poor really want?

This paper is an overview of the results of IDEAS’ nationwide education survey of households in the bottom 40 percent. The average household income of the respondents was RM 919 per month. With over 1,200 households surveyed in six states across Malaysia, including Sabah and Sarawak, the results provide a glimpse into the barriers faced [...]

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The Malaysian Trust School Model: It’s good but is it sustainable?

In 2010 Yayasan AMIR and the Ministry of Education (MOE) embarked on the Trust School Programme, which was billed as a pioneering public-private partnership in education for Malaysia. This involved both organisations working together to improve the quality of learning and teaching in selected government schools. The early success of the programme resulted in a [...]

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