UPSR results: Only 1.11 pct score straight A's under new exam format [VIDEO]17 November 2016 @ 10:42 AM
PUTRAJAYA: A total of 4,896 pupils scored straight A's under the new format of the 2016 Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examination.
The results also meant that only 1.11 per cent of the 440,782 pupils who sat for the exams, held from Sept 1 - 8 this year, managed straight A's.
This is in contrast to the 2015 results, where 38,344 pupils secured all A's under the previous format.
A total of 452,721 candidates registered for the UPSR this year.
Malaysia ready to accommodate Turkmenistan's wish for Petronas involvement in downstream activities8 November 2016 @ 2:31 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is ready to accommodate Turkmenistan's interest in getting Petronas to raise its participation in downstream activities.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said Malaysia would look into the matter seriously, taking stock of various downstream activities including petrochemical.
He was speaking at a joint press conference with Turkmenistan President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov today.
Najib: Asean must handle South China Sea issue with sensitivity7 September 2016 @ 11:42 PM
VIENTIANE: It is imperative that Asean handles the South China Sea dispute in a harmonious manner, says Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak.
He said the matter has to be handled delicately with healthy dose of sensitivity.
"Yes, it is tricky and sensitive. So, we have to manage it carefully," he told reporters after the end of the second day of the ongoing Asean summit in the Laos capital.
Duterte keen on visiting Malaysia6 September 2016 @ 10:19 PM
VIENTIANE: Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has expressed an interest in visiting Malaysia.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said this was relayed to him by Duterte himself on the sidelines of the ongoing Asean summit in Vientiane, Laos.
"We exchanged views on the current situation in the Philippines, particularly on the attack in Davao City that killed 14 people.
"Duterte said terrorism is an immediate concern for him," Najib told reporters at the end of the first day of the summit.
Computational thinking skills to be introduced in school curriculum next year11 August 2016 @ 1:30 PM
PUTRAJAYA: From January next year, computational thinking skills will be integrated into the country's school curriculum.
Announcing this today, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak said the new Standard Based Curriculum for Primary and Standard Based Curriculum for Secondary would adopt the skill in phases.
"We will start with Primary One pupils, Form One and Form Four students next year," he told a media briefing on the #mydigitalmaker programme.
He said 1.2 million students would benefit from the move next year.
Info sharing between Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore helped foil planned Marina Bay attack9 August 2016 @ 1:34 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Information-sharing between Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore helped foil a recent planned attack on Marina Bay last week.
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi said the close cooperation between the three countries helped the authorities to act swiftly and thwart the plan.
Six suspected Indonesian militants had planned to launch a rocket from the island of Batam to Marina Bay. The six, including the group’s leader, were arrested last Friday in Batam.
Ukraine president arrives in KL for three-day working visit4 August 2016 @ 6:14 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko arrived at the Perdana Putra Complex for his meeting with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today.
Accompanied by his wife Maryna Poroshenko and several members of the Ukrainian delegation, they were greeted by Najib and his wife Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor at 4.05pm.
Also present were Chief Secretary to the Government Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa and senior officials including Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar and Attorney-General Tan Sri Mohamed Apandi Ali.
Around 100 people involved in Immigration system sabotage, says Zahid26 May 2016 @ 2:23 PM
PUTRAJAYA: About 100 people are suspected of being involved in the possible sabotage of the Malaysian Immigration System (myIMMs).
Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, announcing this today, said some have been detained to assist in police investigation.
"Most of them are mostly immigration officers and syndicate members.
"Based on a three-month surveillance, there is no evidence to suggest that top level officers in the Immigration Department are involved.
Poppy seeds are OK: Health Ministry13 April 2016 @ 5:07 PM
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry has no plan to ban poppy seeds used for cooking.
Its minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam said the United States Food and Drugs Administration had classified it as a safe substance for human consumption to be used as a spice and as natural seasoning and flavouring.
"Many local delicacies use poppy seeds or also known as kas kas. This matter is not new and the morphine level in poppy seeds is very minimal.
Pan Borneo Sabah project delivery partners ready to tackle first phase11 April 2016 @ 12:17 PM
PUTRAJAYA: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today witnessed the signing of Project Delivery Partner (PDP) agreement to manage and implement the construction of 706km-Pan Borneo Sabah highway project.
Works Ministry said Syarikat Borneo Highway PDP Sdn Bhd had been appointed as the PDP to carry out the project.