RapidKL needs simple lesson in maths!

RapidKL could have avoided this botched up if those in charge have done some simple mathematics like what I had done. It does not need a Ph.D. in Operational Management for one to figure this out and plan accordingly. It is clear from my calculation that RapidKL will not be able to complete the issuance of all 68,000 new MyRapid concessionary cards before the deadline of mid July 2017. I think the sooner that RapidKL owns up to this fact and makes an contingency plan, the better it is to salvage its tarnished reputation.

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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!

Best choice for college ever in 2017 for SPM holders

Similar to their seniors of the past few years, SPM 2016 cohort is also in the “buyer’s market” but with one distinct advantage. The SPM 2016 cohort is enjoying greater scholarship awards at more generous terms in 2017. With private institutions of higher learning in 2017 facing more severe competition among themselves he common strategy seems to be to offer scholarships to attract the best students. SPM 2016 cohort who are college hunting perhaps are well advised to follow the six tips offered by this article.

Was Tun Tan Siew Sin being pragmatic on Merdeka University?

A comment was made by Tun Tan Siew Sin in 1969 relating to the issue of Merdeka University (MU), “It is easier for hell to freeze than the Merdeka University to be established in this country.” He received a lot of negative feedback for his comment. MCA subsequently fared badly in the General Election of 1969. On hindsight, was Tun Tan Siew Sin just being pragmatic? 48 years on who would have thought that Malaysia of today can have around 40% of her youths enrolled in tertiary institutions, over 150,000 international students and indeed is the 9th ranked country for higher education! And hell need not freeze over for all these to be attained too!

Plagiarism is stealing

Plagiarism is an act of presenting other people’s work or findings as one’s own. Plainly speaking, the perpetrator is a CHEAT. Nothing more and nothing less. In this article I will share with you my first hand experience as a victim of plagiarism inflicted with a double whammy of receiving a large dose of bullying and intimidation added in by the perpetrator to spice things up!