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  1. A little corner of England

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, is also a former pupil. But what does Marlborough College Malaysia have to offer Hong Kong pupils? Key to the mix, says Neil Croucher, founder of the Marlborough College ... of the world's top 100 universities. Marlborough College Malaysia is being built in a former palm oil plantation on 36 hectares of land in Johor, just across the narrow causeway from Singapore. ...

  2. Malaysia promotes Chinese campuses

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... community is an integral ingredient in Malaysia's cultural melting pot. Now a Malaysian-Chinese group and education officials want to entice top universities from Hong Kong and the mainland to set up branch campuses. If the Chinese universities pursue the offer, they would become the latest in a growing band of foreign universities to come to Malaysia's shores. A number ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Putonghua education under fire in Malaysia

    Posted Dec 15th 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur One of Malaysia's best known academics, Khoo Kay Kim, is under fire for urging ethnic Chinese to give up Putonghua education in favour of Malay and English, as a debate over the issue threatens to spill over into street protests this week. Two powerful Chinese school associations on Friday said they will organise nationwide public protests ...

  5. Malaysia's melting pot

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... the path to success. However, the students, both 21, have chosen a different route. They are among a growing number of international students heading to Malaysia to take advantage of an English education, comparatively cheap fees and the country's multicultural society. 'For Chinese students, Malaysia is easy to come to,' said Yajie, a professional communications student ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Call for Malaysia university autonomy

    Posted Nov 29th 2008, 12:00am by Liz Gooch

    ... Liz Gooch Malaysia is facing a crisis in higher education leadership and needs to reconsider the government's power to appoint university vice-chancellors, a conference in Kuala Lumpur heard this week. Morshidi Sirat, director of the National Higher Education Research Institute at Universiti Sains Malaysia in Penang, called for greater autonomy for the country's ...

  8. Maths prodigy's life as prostitute rocks Malaysia

    Posted Apr 01st 2008, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... Baradan Kuppusamy in Kuala Lumpur Ten years ago, mathematics prodigy Sufiah Yusof was the toast of Malaysia after she was accepted to study at Oxford University aged just 13. Feted ... news in my life, I simply can't believe it. What do teachers tell their students now? 'She was so gifted there was no place in Malaysia for her. 'When she entered Oxford we all ...

  9. Setback for mixed-race education in Malaysia

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Baradan Kuppusamy

    ... in the school. It was a major defeat for the government that had for months sold the Vision School concept as the ultimate solution to creating a future Bangsa Malaysia, or Malaysian race, by forging ... Minister Aziz Samsuddin said: 'It is the future. Malaysia is a multi-racial country and we need multi-racial education.' Former prime minister Mahathir Mohamad came up with the Vision ...

  10. Malaysia allocates $617m in contract to boost English

    Posted Feb 26th 2005, 12:00am by Geoffrey Maslen

    ... with a consortium of five foreign universities to prepare prospective school teachers for teaching English as a foreign language across the nation. Malaysia is rapidly expanding the teaching of English ... that have twinning arrangements with Malaysia's International Languages Teacher Training Institute in Kuala Lumpur. The others are the universities of Auckland and Victoria in New Zealand ...




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