I salute from the bottom of my heart Dr M, for this bold education policy

I salute from the bottom of my heart Dr M,

for this bold education policy

mahathir pc 260608 05Just before he stepped down as prime minister in 2003, Dr Mahathir Mohamad bulldozed the concerns of vernacular educationists and implemented the controversial language switch policy.

Under this policy, schoolchildren will be taught science and mathematics in English in a bid to improve their proficiency of the English language.

The critics cried foul and have been pushing for the policy to be dropped ever since. After exhausting all avenues, the critics took the streets on March 7.

The group submitted a memorandum to Yang di-Pertuan Agong, calling for royal intervention. Apart from this, they have also taken their grouses to the voters during elections.

In his latest blog posting, Mahathir lashed out at these ‘extremists’.

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Three richest Malay Malaysians

Malaysia’s Richest

#8 Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary

Former rice trader controls Malaysia Mining Corp.


REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

Net Worth $1.1 billion
Age 57
Marital Status Married, 5 children
Source diversified
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Malaysia’s richest list

 Malaysia’s richest list

  1. Robert Kuok
  2. Ananda Krishnan
  3. Lee Shin Cheng
  4. Lee Kim Hua
  5. Teh Hong Piow
  6. Quek Leng Chan
  7. Yeoh Tiong Lay
  8. Syed Mokhtar AlBukhary
  9. Tiong Hiew King
  10. Vincent Tan
  11. No 16 is

    Mokhzani Mahathir

       

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The Top 10 of The Celebrity 100 by Forbes

The Top 10 of

The Celebrity 100

Edited by Matthew Miller

The 100 Most Powerful Women No 38, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

The 100 Most Powerful Women No 38, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

“Deposed” prime minister; Nobel peace laureate
Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi

AP Photo/Myanma News Agency, File

The recent Myanmar cyclone disaster has raised the profile of this country’s political situation. Since the democratic elections in 1990, when she was elected prime minister, Suu Kyi, 63, has been kept from power and is now in the sixth consecutive year of house arrest. Having nullified the 1990 election with a new constitution in May 2008, the junta has even prevented her doctor from visiting her in recent months. The recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize, she was recently awarded the U.S. Congressional Medal of Honor and became an honorary Canadian citizen. — Anne P. Mintz

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In the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world Daw Suu scores No 38 but still ahead of some head of States

In the 100 Most Powerful Women in the world

Daw Aung San Suu Kyi

scores No 38 but still ahead of some head of States

   

Rank Name Occupation Country
1 Angela Merkel Chancellor Germany
2 Sheila C. Bair Chairman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. U.S.
3 Indra K. Nooyi Chairman, chief executive, PepsiCo U.S.
4 Angela Braly Chief executive, president, WellPoint U.S.
5 Cynthia Carroll Chief executive, Anglo American U.K.
6 Irene B. Rosenfeld Chairman, chief executive, Kraft Foods U.S.
7 Condoleezza Rice Secretary of state U.S.
8 Ho Ching Chief executive, Temasek Holdings Singapore
9 Anne Lauvergeon Chief executive, Areva France
10 Anne Mulcahy Chairman, chief executive, Xerox Corp. U.S.
11 Gail Kelly Chief executive and managing director, Westpac Bank Australia
12 Patricia A. Woertz Chairman, chief executive, president, Archer Daniels Midland U.S.
13 Cristina Fernandez President Argentina
14 Christine Lagarde Minister of economy, finance and employment France
15 Safra A. Catz President and chief financial officer, Oracle U.S.
16 Carol B. Tome Executive vice president and chief financial officer, Home Depot U.S.
17 Yulia Tymoshenko Prime minister Ukraine
18 Mary Sammons Chairman, chief executive, president, Rite Aid U.S.
19 Andrea Jung Chairman, chief executive, Avon U.S.
20 Marjorie Scardino Chief executive, Pearson PLC U.K.
21 Sonia Gandhi President, Indian National Congress Party India
22 Risa Lavizzo-Mourey Chief Executive and President, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation U.S.
23 Sri Mulyani Indrawati Coordinating minister for economic affairs and finance minister Indonesia
24 Dr. Julie Gerberding Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S.
25 Michelle Bachelet President Chile

 

26 Ellen Alemany Chief executive, Royal Bank of Scotland Americas U.S.
27 Carol Meyrowitz Chief executive, president, The TJX Cos. U.S.
28 Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. senator, New York U.S.
29 Hynd Bouhia Director General, Casablanca Stock Exchange Morocco
30 Anne Sweeney President, Disney-ABC Television Group U.S.
31 Valentina Matviyenko Governor, St. Petersburg region Russia
32 Nancy Tellem President, CBS Paramount Television Entertainment Group U.S.
33 Ann Livermore Executive vice president, Hewlett-Packard U.S.
34 Marina Berlusconi Chairman, Finivest Group and Mondadori Group Italy
35 Nancy Pelosi Speaker, House of Representatives U.S.
36 Oprah Winfrey Chairman, Harpo U.S.
37 Gulzhan Moldazhanova Chief Executive, Basic Element Russia
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The World’s Billionaires 2009

The World’s Billionaires 2009

Rank Name Citizenship Age Net Worth ($bil) Residence
1 William Gates III United States 53 40.0 United States
2 Warren Buffett United States 78 37.0 United States
3 Carlos Slim Helu & family Mexico 69 35.0 Mexico
4 Lawrence Ellison United States 64 22.5 United States
5 Ingvar Kamprad & family Sweden 83 22.0 Switzerland
6 Karl Albrecht Germany 89 21.5 Germany
7 Mukesh Ambani India 51 19.5 India
8 Lakshmi Mittal India 58 19.3 United Kingdom
9 Theo Albrecht Germany 87 18.8 Germany
10 Amancio Ortega Spain 73 18.3 Spain
11 Jim Walton United States 61 17.8 United States
12 Alice Walton United States 59 17.6 United States
12 Christy Walton & family United States 54 17.6 United States
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The World’s Billionaires No1 William Gates III

The World’s Billionaires No1 William Gates III

Net Worth:$40.0 bil
Fortune:self made
Source:Microsoft
Age:53
Country Of Citizenship:United States
Residence:Medina, Washington
Industry:Software
Education:Harvard University, Drop Out,
Marital Status:married, 3 children

Robert Kuok remains Malaysia’s richest with net worth of RM31.5b

Robert Kuok remains Malaysia’s richest with net worth of RM31.5b

KUALA LUMPUR, May 28 — Tan Sri Robert Kuok, the Kuok Group patriarch, remains Malaysia’s richest with a net worth of US$9 billion (RM31.5 billion), down from US$10 billion a year ago, according to the 2009 Forbes Asia Malaysia Rich List.

In a statement here today, Forbes said Kuok has held the top spot every year since Forbes Asia began ranking the 40 richest Malaysians in 2006.

Businessman Tan Sri Ananda Krishnan held on to his second place with a net worth of US$7 billion, just down from US$7.2 billion last year. He has also maintained the same ranking every year since 2006.

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RPK, where art thou?

RPK, where art thou?

Malaysiakini, Sim Kwang Yang

raja petra kamaruddin sentul police station 181108 05Another warrant of arrest has been issued against Raja Petra Kamarudin after he failed to turn up at the Kuala Lumpur Sessions Court on Tuesday for his criminal defamation trial. He is on the run from the law.
The Star had reported on Sunday that according to an unnamed police source, RPK and his wife are now in hiding in Brisbane, Australia. Two days later, inspector-general of police Musa Hassan announced that the authorities are seeking the help of Interpol to track down Malaysia’s most famous fugitive.

By now, RPK is a national figure; he is more famous than most politicians. What he says and does may make him appear like a maverick, but they grab headline attention far more dramatically than those YBs getting arrested by the police for illegal assembly. He has become a unique Malaysian phenomenon.

Now that he is on the run, a fugitive from the law, he vows to be Malaysia’s longest-running fugitive. He appears to be one of those people who thrive under persecution. Sometimes, you get the impression that he courts persecution.

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Elvis Presley, Marilyn Monroe and their doctor

Elvis Presley,  Marilyn Monroe and their doctor

LAS VEGAS, May 28 — Pill bottles that belonged to Elvis Presley, a selection of Marilyn Monroe’s off-licence receipts and some of the last items of clothing that either star wore before their untimely deaths are to be sold at auction in Las Vegas.

The grisly selection of memorabilia and medical paraphernalia includes personal effects that belonged to Presley’s physician, George “Dr Nick” Nichopoulos, such as a “nasal douche” which the so-called King of Rock’n’Roll used to treat his sinuses and irrigate his throat before each concert.

The two-day sale in June includes a number of items from a separate collection of Monroe’s property, including two bricks from her house, signed cheques, alcohol receipts, an umbrella and a dressing gown purported to be the last garment she wore before she died from a drug overdose, which is expected to fetch US$6,000 (RM21,240).

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Disease outbreak: Groups are dreaming about the quick action from Suhakam, the toothless tiger

Disease outbreak: Groups are dreaming about the quick action from Suhakam, the toothless tiger

Civil society movements have urged the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to initiate urgent reforms and welfare measures to improve conditions in immigration detention centres in the country.

Following two recent deaths at the Juru immigration detention centre in Penang, a memorandum was sent to Suhakam by 32 groups to express their concerns on the inaction on previous requests to improve the conditions in these facilities.

Burmese asylum seekers – 21-year-old Thang Hoih and 26-year-old Sa La Hin – died on May 12, 2009 and May 17, 2009 respectively, of Leptospirosis at the Juru detention centre.

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Abu Ghraib photos ‘show rape’, sodomy

Abu Ghraib photos ‘show rape’, sodomy

WASHINGTON, May 28 — Photographs of alleged prisoner abuse that Barack Obama is attempting to censor include images of apparent rape and sexual abuse, it has emerged.

At least one picture shows an American soldier apparently raping a female prisoner while another is said to show a male translator raping a male detainee.

Further photographs are said to depict sexual assaults on prisoners with objects including a truncheon, wire and a phosphorescent tube.

Another apparently shows a female prisoner having her clothing forcibly removed to expose her breasts.

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RULE BY arbitrary interpretating of the LAW by the power intoxicated/corrupted group?

RULE BY arbitrary interpretating of the LAW

by the power intoxicated/corrupted group?

Large balloons with writings pose a danger to passenger aircraft, and black clothes – the colour is associated with death – will drive investors away.

BELOW is a transcript of the final exams for the BA (Governance) degree conducted by the University of Malaysia in the second semester of the academic session 2020/2021. It is an excellent example of a First Class exam script.

Policing 101

Please answer the three questions below. Please ensure your handwriting is legible.

Question 1.

In your opinion, what is a threat to National Security?

A threat to national security is fundamentally anything that the police or Government wants to declare as a threat to national security.

In Malaysian policing and governance, what is important to realise is that the discretion to determine national security need not follow any logical thought process. To call something a threat is in effect to make something a threat.

The citizens of the country are safer and happier under such a system, because with such broad powers the police are able to ensure peace and prosperity.

Any citizen who does not understand the need for such powers is either mentally disturbed or a traitor to the nation who should surrender his or her passport and return to where he or she came from.

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