WAY back in 2005, I had written to the New Straits Times to suggest that a permanent disaster relief fund be set up (NST, Feb 4, 2005).
SINCE the launch of the Malaysia Education Blueprint 2013-2025 in September, I have read with interest the many comments and feedback from academicians, politicians, teachers and parents.
RESIDENTS in Hang Tuah Jaya, Malacca, and Selayang, Selangor, are concerned about restrictions imposed on dog owners by their respective local authorities.
IT is heartening to note that the Education Ministry will strive to elevate the ranking of Malaysian students in the Programme For International Student Assessment (PISA) from the bottom one-third to the top one-third within the next 15 years ("Improving PISA Rankings", NST, Dec 3).
WE can choose to either live life as a struggling Nelson Mandela, or a discontented latent racist in our multiracial society.
IT has been revealed by Transparency International's Global Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2013 that Malaysia ranks 53rd among 177 countries in a graft index based on the level of corruption perceived solely on the public sector last year.
THE Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission is at level two of the transparency hunger game.
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THE debacle on the wanton destruction of a temple in Bujang Valley has incurred the wrath of many citizens. Bujang Valley is one of Malaysia's richest archaeological sites. Research has revealed 127 sites with 90 candi, and yet the event showed a lack of concern, apathy or ignorance of agencies.