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  1. Malaysia's study solution

    Posted May 01st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... of Malaysia in July. However, having racked up a M$26,000 (HK$56,000) debt for a four-year bachelor of education, the 24-year-old knew full-time postgraduate study was a luxury she could hardly ... The scholarships, which will be available to 10,000 master's and 500 PhD students, are part of the government's latest economic stimulus plan to help Malaysia cope with the global financial ...

  2. Boy's death shines light on canings in Malaysia

    Posted Apr 04th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch in Kuala Lumpur Children's rights advocates are calling for greater education for teachers about the effects of corporal punishment after a nine-year-old Malaysian boy died 15 hours after he was caned. Media reports said a postmortem had sh ...

  3. Emergency birth

    Posted Feb 27th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... as a welfare agency to a political party in Malaysia's ruling coalition, the Chinese community has planted roots firmly in its adopted country. Despite overcoming many challenges, Chinese continue ... but the makeup of modern Malaysian society. According to James Chin, who has written extensively about Malaysia's Chinese community, many were afraid to return after China fell to the communists. ...

  4. Halfway to heaven

    Posted Dec 22nd 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... meal, while other spots were blighted by crime and inclement weather. But when Tyminski decided to retire early and sail around the world with a friend two years ago, he found Malaysia fulfilled ... leaving Malaysia- except to go upstairs, so to speak.' Enticed by the year-round tropical climate, affordable living and a government scheme to attract expatriate retirees, a growing number ...

  5. Children still suffer indignity, pain of the cane

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... that the 'spare the rod, spoil the child' school of thought has refused to die out. Although Malaysia has signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which protects children from all forms ... pupils. Malaysia is not the only country where teachers are still allowed to physically punish students. The United Nations 'World Report on Violence against Children 2006' found ...

  6. Threat to ban yoga tests boundary of tolerance

    Posted Nov 16th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Muslim women's groups in Malaysia believe a series of 'sexist' fatwas against them is unfair. Liz Gooch reports Norien Hassan is used to pushing the limits in her yoga ... it would interfere.' Others disagree. Malaysia's National Fatwa Council, one of the country's highest Islamic bodies, is considering banning yoga for Muslims after a university ...

  7. Australia fears crisis will affect overseas students

    Posted Mar 21st 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... campaign will target Australia's major source countries for international students, including China, India, South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia, over the next nine months. International ...

  8. Cracks in the glass ceiling

    Posted Mar 07th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... vice-chancellor posts in countries as diverse as Ghana, Australia, Malaysia, India, New Zealand and Sweden. Amy Tsui Bik-may, University of Hong Kong's only female pro-vice-chancellor, said while big ... as boys and the literacy rate for those aged between 15 and 24 was 98 per cent for both sexes. In some countries, such as Thailand, Malaysia, the Philippines and Mongolia, girls now outnumber boys ...

  9. Justice, inshallah

    Posted Mar 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... for 16 years when her husband told her he was marrying a second wife. Under sharia law in Malaysia, men may legally marry up to four wives. But while it may be legal, she said she could no longer ... a man-made product. It can be changed if it brings injustice, changed to suit the changed times and circumstances that we live in today.' While women's groups have attacked Malaysia ...

  10. Wales reaches out for HK's best and brightest

    Posted Nov 04th 2006, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... on tuition fees and accommodation. Vice-chancellor Richard Davies said the bursary scheme was already operating in Malaysia and Singapore and would be extended to Hong Kong because of the academic ...



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