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02 Jan 2019

Give Special Needs Students Equal Opportunities

Schools are encouraged to take their own initiative to help students with special needs. Deputy Education Minister Teo Nie Ching said the move is in line with the ministry’s Zero Reject Policy to ensure that no special needs students are turned away from schools. “We want special needs students to

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02 Jan 2019

Some Smokers Ignore Ban, Continue To Puff Away At Eateries

Even though the smoking ban at eatery outlets has come into force, some smokers simply ignore it and continue to puff away. Checks by NSTP at a number of outlets on the mainland after midnight found that people were still smoking at restaurants and Nasi Kandar outlets here. A worker

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02 Jan 2019

800 Pupils In Telupid District Forced To Study In Makeshift Classrooms

Hundreds of pupils and their parents in Sabah’s Telupid district, some 200km from here, were shocked and disappointed to find no proper classrooms available on the first day of school. Some 800 pupils of SK Pekan Telupid had been studying in makeshift classrooms housed under canopies since the roof of

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02 Jan 2019

Ministry Supports Community Service Proposal for Vandals

The Housing and Local Government Ministry backs the proposal by senior vice-chairman of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation (MCPF), Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye, that vandals be subjected to fines and community service. Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said she also mentioned the matter in a statement a few months ago The

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02 Jan 2019

Dr. M Urges Public to Report Abuses of Power

Public complaints against those who abuse the rule of law are legitimate and do not breach any law, and neither should they be construed as sedition, says the Prime Minister. “(These complaints) will not be considered as sedition in any way. They will be regarded as free speech,” said Tun

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02 Jan 2019

Landslides kill at least 15 in Indonesia

Indonesian rescue teams were searching for victims of a series of landslides that killed at least 15 people on New Year’s Day, officials said, after a year of natural disasters killed thousands. At least 20 people were missing after landslides during heavy rain buried 30 houses in Sukabumi regency, West

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