A new twist to MPU subjects

TODAY, I wish to propose a twist in the teaching of a category of subjects that some in both public and private universities have dismissed as “unimportant” – the Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) or General Studies subjects. MPU is supposed to produce graduates who appreciate, understand and work towards nation building in a harmonious [...]

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Strong leadership needed to fight Covid-19

Strong leadership needed to fight Covid-19 By Joe Samad - April 5, 2020 8:00 AM It’s hard for Malaysians to keep a straight face when we become a laughing stock of the world, whether it’s about Auntie Anne’s hotdog or 1MDB. Lately, international TV news networks and comedians have been working overtime to make fun [...]

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Rock-solid oath

Historical artifact: A relocation ritual was held according to native customs when the oath stone was moved to safety at a permanent site after it was restored. The promises made by the then-Malayan government to Sabah when Malaysia was formed in 1963 were literally cast in stone — the historical boulder in Keningau which serves [...]

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Case closed on 20% oil royalty

Case closed on 20% oil royalty By Joe Samad - February 14, 2020 7:00 AM At a dialogue session organised by the Malaysian French Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamd played down the state-federal tussle over the 20% oil royalty. The increase was promised to Sabah and Sarawak by the Pakatan [...]

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