Is PTPTN out of the woods?

PTPTN has had a great 11 months of performance. Although the path taken is correct, it is far from coming out of the woods. PTPTN funds should only be used to finance students for local studies. Anyone with aspirations to study overseas should have the same aspirations to finance themselves!

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The difference between interruption and interference?

As managers, we should worry more on the outcomes or outputs of a project or a task. We should leave it to the wisdom of our team members to figure out how to accomplish that. We should interrupt to check on progress, to offer guidance or just a give a word of encouragement. We should never interfere in how our team members get the job done or if they are doing it “in our way”.

There is no certainty in life, but you can make things more certain!

Urgent things may not be important but must be taken care of “urgently” such as the kettle boiling! But important things, though must be made more certain to be done on time, may not be urgent enough for one to drop everything, especially “urgent things” to do. “By-the-way” things are really not urgent and not important so that you will do this only if you have made certain that the important things and/or urgent things that you are supposed to do are “made more certain” of happening!

A juggle between studies and on-campus jobs

How does a college student balance studies and part-time work? This is a story of Leland Chow who went to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on a shoe-string budget and how he managed to get on-campus jobs to save enough fund for him to visit different parts of the USA without bankrupting his parents!

Stop thieves from stealing your Wi-Fi bandwidth

The writer shares his learning experience on tweaking his home's broadband Wi-Fi routers, after experiencing problems with his home webcam which he traced to a lack of bandwidth. If you do not take steps to safeguard your Wi-Fi network from thieves you will always have bandwidth problems which will affect the internet experiences of legitimate users. That is despite you paying around RM150 - 200 a month for the service!

Right to disconnect… can you disconnect the mind too

With almost every working adult in Malaysia now owning a smartphone, it is not surprising that work has been creeping into the “smartphone” during family / leisure time after work. So if you see an adult of working age, keeps his/her down while having a shopping mall outing with his/her family on a Sunday, it is not surprising that it could be work-related. The boss’s expectation aside, it is often the smartphone user’s inability to disconnect his/her mind that prompts him/her to use the smartphone to check work-related stuff, even on a rest day.

The unlawful act of foreign universities teaching academic programmes in Malaysia

It is necessary for any foreign higher education institutions (especially Taiwanese universities who are the newbies to the Malaysian market) to respect the law of the land and only collaborate with approved private colleges and universities and do so within the confine of ACT 555! Setting up your teaching centres in Malaysia without adhering to ACT 555 is like you setting up a barbecue party at someone’s backyard without the owner’s consent and without inviting the owner!