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Updated: 2018-04-11T17:47:27.800+08:00

 



EduAdvisor

2014-12-10T23:50:07.142+08:00

For those who are SPM leavers, do check out EduAdvisor.my , which will have collection of listing of pre-U courses, like A Level, AUSMAT, SAM, International Baccalaureate (IB) etc.


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4th Malaysia Sudoku Championship

2013-10-05T11:52:25.057+08:00

Calling All SUDOKU Fans and Players and Kakis!
Announcing the 4TH MALAYSIA SUDOKU CHAMPIONSHIP
Organized by the Malaysia Sudoku Society
 
Date : 30th November & 1st December 2013 (Sat & Sun)
Venue : The Summit, Subang Jaya
 
Please view Championship brochure at www.mysudokusociety.com
Or email mysudokusociety@gmail.com for further details.
Come one, come two, and enjoy SUDOKU fun together.
 
Two days of SUDOKU excitement. Lots of prizes to be won!
Plus Special Sale of Sudoku Books from Japan.
Also, NEW this year - addtional THREE FAMILY CATEGORIES!
Come with your spouse, sibling, child, grandchild, parent, or grandparent.
See you at the Championship.
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MIT Club of Malaysia - Undergraduate Admission Talk on 20th April 2pm at Royal Selangor Golf Club

2013-03-31T17:07:37.942+08:00

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Club of Malaysia will give a free undergraduate admission talk for students who wish to apply to MIT this year or in 1 to 2 years time. Parents are also welcomed.

 

This talk will be held at the Royal Selangor Golf Club, Jln Kelab Golf (off Jln Tun Razak), 55000 Kuala Lumpur at 2pm-4pm, Sat 20 April 2013.  

 

Strict Dress code: Smart casual.

 

MIT Educational Counselors and alumni in Malaysia will talk about what MIT offers, how to apply to MIT, and scholarship/financial aid information. This year's admitted students to MIT and current Malaysian students at MIT (through video conferencing) will also share their experiences.

Please visit www.mit.edu and www.mitadmissions.org for additional information on MIT, application procedures and financial aid.  No RSVP required. Contact: mit-club-of-malaysia@googlegroups.com

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Road2Unity.org , EduNation.com.my, SICampAsia.com

2012-10-05T11:52:24.078+08:00

Came across several interesting initiatives recently.

Gwen Owen, Jorene, Aish Kumar, Aishah Mohd, LCD came up with Road to Unity, which is an ongoing project to collect and feature inspirational materials, be it stories, poetry, photos or videos on this site. The goal is simple: to contribute to nation-building, and ultimately, to promote unity. Check it out at http://road2unity.org .

Edmond came up with EduNation, where they hope to be able to bring free tuition for all Malaysians! This project is in collaboration with Khan Academy. Check it out at http://www.edunation.com.my/ .

Andrew shared on the Social Innovation Camp Asia, where it would be held in South East Asia for the first time on 9th to 11th November, and it is going to be in Kuala Lumpur! Check it out at http://sicampasia.com/ 


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3rd Malaysia SUDOKU Championship

2012-09-27T17:22:33.888+08:00

Message from Yee Dian, who is from Malaysia SUDOKU Society!
 
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Calling all SUDOKU fans & players!
 
The 3rd Malaysia SUDOKU Championship organized by the Malaysia SUDOKU Society will be held on 1~2nd December 2012 (Saturday & Sunday) at The Summit USJ in Subang Jaya. Lots of prizes to be won. Do come and take part, and be part of this year's biggest SUDOKU event. Come and taste the excitement of SUDOKU solving. This year's puzzles will be supplied by NIKOLI Japan, and will all be hand crafted. Details of the championship are available at 1sudoku.com.my/3rd%20Malaysia%20Sudoku%20Championship%20brochureV2.pdf  See you there!
 

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Brown University & UPenn Talk on 27th September

2012-09-05T12:29:00.719+08:00

The Alumni and Alumnae of Brown University and the University of Pennsylvania cordially invite you and your parents to An Introduction to Brown and Penn.

Please join Elisabeth O'Connell, Associate Dean for International Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania and Panetha Theodosia Nychis Ott, Director of International Admission at Brown University on Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:00 p.m at International School of Kuala Lumpur, MRR 2, Jalan Kolam Air, 68000 Ampang, Selangor, Malaysia.


Directions:  From Downtown, take the Elevated Highway (AKLEH) to Ampang and take the Ampang Jaya exit.  This will place you on Jalan Kolam Air and ISKL is the second school on the Left off the end of the exit ramp.

There will also be a session of "Applying to Top Schools in the US" by Brown University and University of Pennsylvania at 2pm-4:30pm on 27th September at MACEE.
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Klarissa Khor - Experience of ASEAN Scholarship

2012-05-06T22:15:26.001+08:00

Klarissa Khor has written down the experience of her ASEAN Scholarship, from the application process to life as a scholar in Singapore.

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Scientific Malaysian

2012-04-22T20:01:12.818+08:00

Scientific Malaysian - Press Kit Contact: admin@scientificmalaysia.com Scientific Malaysian (www.scientificmalaysian.com) was set up in July 2011 as a platform to establish a global network of Malaysian scientific researchers to foster discourse as well as collaboration, regardless of affiliation and discipline, be they the pure sciences (biologists, chemists, physicists, etc) or applied sciences (engineers, biomedical scientists, etc). Researchers and administrators from the scientific research industries are also invited to participate and contribute ideas and viewpoints from the industrial perspective. The missions of Scientific Malaysian are as follow: ·          To provide a platform for the Malaysian scientific community across the world to discuss general scientific and research issues; ·          To represent the voice of the Malaysian scientific community across the world; ·          To provide valuable collective ideas in hopes of improving scientific research and development in Malaysia; ·          To promote research collaborations or knowledge-sharing within the scientific community (both local and overseas Malaysian researchers) and/or with industries; and ·          To inspire and provide guidance for early stage Malaysian researchers.   Scientific Malaysian aims to achieve the above missions through several approaches:   ·        An online portal that facilitates ongoing discussion on scientific research; ·        A magazine (http://magazine.scientificmalaysian.com) that provides coverage of the latest research and development ventures undertaken by Malaysian scientific researchers; and ·        Talks by Malaysian scientists/engineers at academic and research institutions around the world.   Scientific Malaysian is currently fully administered by volunteers. Interested participants can contact the administrators at admin@scientificmalaysian.com.  [...]



2012年「海外傑青匯中華」活動現已開始接受報名 China Synergy Programme for Outstanding Youth 2012 is calling for application

2012-04-21T10:17:06.612+08:00

Note to all China Synergy Programme for Outstanding Youth Alumni Members.--- 各位「海外傑青匯中華」成員:         2012年「海外傑青匯中華」活動現已開始接受報名!         延續著「了解現代中國,認識文化根源」的宗旨,「海外傑青匯中華」活動在完成十屆尋根之旅後,相隔一年,推出首個全新活動 -「企業行」。         走過三十年改革開放,中國發展進入全新時期。「十二五」規劃發佈後,各地區發展開始面臨轉型升級的重要議題,而「國家中長期人才發展規劃綱要 (2010-2020)」也對人才的培養和引進提出了新的目標和更優惠的政策,這些都為海內外華裔人才在中國的發展提供了廣闊的空間。借 此機遇,「海外傑青匯中華」再次為歷屆成員提供一個新的平台,通過「企業行」,讓成員有機會深入考察各地區行業發展的最新動向,理解現 狀,尋找機遇。         活動現定於2012年9月16日至21日開展。考慮到各屆成員之年齡、工作經驗存在差異,爲保證成員間交流、合作的共識,籌委會特別設計兩條線路。兩條線 路都會結合當地發展重點,分別安排考察活動;最後,兩條線路匯聚北京,參加高峰論壇,與當地企業和官員進行交流。         線路一:    廣東 - 上海 - 北京                    (適合第一至六屆成員報名);         線路二:    四川(暫定成都)- 北京        (適合第七至十屆成員報名)。         本次行程中,在內地的相關交通、食宿費用仍與往屆一樣,由籌委會承擔,成功入選者只需自行負責往來原居地至中國的交通、簽證、保險及個人零用等費用。為表 示對參與此次活動的誠意,入選者另須繳付200美元(約1300元人民幣)作為參與活動的承諾,將不獲發還。活動名額有限,現只接受歷屆 「海外傑青匯中華」成員報名,截止日期為2012年4月30日,報名方式請瀏覽官方網站( http://www.chinasynergy.org.hk ) 。 如活動有任何建議和查詢,歡迎通過電郵  enquiry@chinasynergy.org.hk  與我們聯繫。         「海外傑青匯中華」活動即將揭開嶄新篇章,我們希望新階段活動能得到成員踴躍報名,並請各位繼續協助,將此招募信息轉發給你身邊的其他成員,與你的昔日好 友一起,重新踏上「傑青」的旅程!   海外傑青匯中華辦公室 2012年4月20日 Dear CSP alumni: China Synergy Programme for Outstanding Youth 2012 is calling for application! To live up to our motto "Learn More About China and Chinese Culture", now we have the first and a brand new programme – "Meet the world of China Enterprises", after the 10th anniversary of China Synergy Programme for Outstanding Youth. It is a brand new time for China after 30 years of reform and opening up. Transformation and advancement needs to be started afresh across all regions since the launch of the 12th Five-Year Plan. The "National Medium-and long-term Talent Development Plan (2010-2020)" has defined new targets and offered more favourable policies for setting a better scene for the return of overseas Chinese. CSP would again like to provide a new and salient platform through "Meet the world of C[...]



Senior Year Research - Jian Wei

2012-04-18T23:32:07.834+08:00

Got this request from Jian Wei to reach out to you all.

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Hi! My name is Jian Wei Ang and I am a student at the University of Michigan. I am studying whether one's attachment towards Malaysia matters when it comes to participating in her affairs. I would really appreciate it if you could share your thoughts on this matter. This survey can be taken in 3 languages: English, Malay and Mandarin. Please complete the survey if you are a Malaysian citizen (or former) of at least 21 years old (year 1991) and at most 30 years old (year 1982). It will only take about 5 minutes to complete the survey and is completely anonymous! This survey will run from the 14th of April 2012 to the 5th of May 2012. For any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at ajwei AT umich DOT edu


Thanks so much for your time! 

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Sharing from Suet Li from Teach for Malaysia

2012-04-01T15:39:54.339+08:00

Sharing copied from facebook of Suet Li from Teach For Malaysia . Wish more educators are like here! 

" today, i went into my weakest and most challenging class to teach them simple adjectives like sizes, colours, and shapes. thirty minutes into the class, even with a lot of activities and drawing and colouring, my kids got me very frustrated for not knowing words like big, small, long, short. So I did something irrational after i realized that it's been almost four months of school and they still haven't learned anything! these 25 kids need serious help. so i put them into groups based on where they live, and came up with 6 groups of 4-5 kids each. I told them that from now on, they'll have extra class with me after school/at night and i'll make sure they attend, even if it means i'll have to get them and send them back. 

i immediately regretted doing that. am i out of my mind?? here i am, struggling with everything as it is, and i have no idea if i am mentally or physically capable of pushing so far. they live pretty far away and some live quite deep into the villages, about 30 mins from where i live. but i remember Rakis, my orang asli kid's face and the conversation i had with him yesterday. he used to be a really happy kid, but the past few months he's been very sullen and angry all the time. he said it's cause he can't understand anything, and i can't give my attention to him cos everyone else is crying for help/running around beating people. rakis needs help, and i'm at my wits' end as to how to help him. 

so i started with him and a few of my weakest but less misbehaving boys. i got them from their village and it was nice to see them waiting for me by the roadside in the darkness, with their backpacks and jeans and best shirt and eager smile. we had a very productive night reading peter and jane and reviewing stuff learned in school. this pic is of rakis reading with utmost concentration, and he was SUPER focused the entire time i just wanted to hug him and tell him that he's doing great. 

when i sent them back, we listened to hitz fm and had a karaoke session in the car (mostly me singing haha). they were bickering about what was the singer singing, "cikgu itu "happy" kan?" "bukanlah "here" lah!" "bukan lah "him" lah!" (the word was "hero" but that's beside the point). then, i met some of their parents. some were nonchalant and didn't care where their kid was, some were very appreciative. but they all had one similarity: they all came from homes that are very not conducive to learning. dilapidated, noisy, dirty..

i drove home drained from the long day but i could still hear their voices in my car. it's defining moments like this that made me realize that they're worth pushing myself for, even if i have to start from scratch, from peter and jane book 1a."
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MIT Club of Malaysia - Free Undergraduate Admissions Talk

2012-03-30T11:00:41.785+08:00

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (MIT) CLUB OF MALAYSIA will give a free undergraduate admissions talk for students (parents also welcomed) who wish to apply to MIT this year or in 1-2 years.

The talk is to be held at the Royal Selangor Golf Club, Jln Kelab Golf (off Jln Tun Razak), 55000 Kuala Lumpur at 1030am-12 pm, Sat 14 April 2012. Strict Dress code: Smart casual.

MIT Educational Counselors and Alumni in Malaysia will share with the audience about MIT campus life, what MIT offers, what to prepare for applications to MIT, Financial Aid. Malaysian students at MIT (through video conferencing) and admitted students to MIT this year are also invited to share their experience with the participants.

Please visit www.mit.edu and www.mitadmissions.org for additional information on MIT, application procedures and financial aid. Details: htewe AT alum DOT mit DOT edu

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6th World Youth Congress

2011-11-05T17:11:41.877+08:00

Thanks to Krista for sharing on this 6th World Youth Congress!

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Hi all,

The application process for the 6th World Youth Congress by Peace Child International is open now. Check put the website:http://wycrio2012.org/ .
Deadline: *31st December 2011.*

The Congress will bring together hundreds of young people (age 18-30)*from around the world. They will include young development
activists, young media professionals, young educators, young artists, young entrepreneurs, young health professionals, disadvantaged young people, young athletes for development, virtual delegates, and young environmentalists.

The Main criteria for selection will be evidence that you have done something significant in your community – which has shown leadership, invention, initiative, drive and determination to succeed.

All delegates will have the chance to meet many development / sustainability experts, academics, politicians, artists and diplomats in the Round Table discussions, the opening and closing plenaries, the skills workshops and the Action Projects.

Moreover, many young people who do not have the opportunity to attend the congress in person, will have the chance to listen to the plenaries, attend workshops and debates, pose questions and help draft documents as virtual delegates.

Dont miss this chance! See you there!

Regards,

George Ndungu,

Organisation of African Youth (www.oayouth.org)
Partner organization in the Road to Rio+20 Project (www.*roadtorio*plus20.org)
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University of Pennsylvania Admission Sharing

2011-10-25T10:02:29.806+08:00

Thanks to Donald Lim for the following information.

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The University of Pennsylvania Office of Undergraduate Admissions and The Secondary School Committee of Malaysia cordially invite you and your parents to join us for an Introduction to Pennsylvania

Mr. Donald Lim, Chairperson, Alumni Secondary School Committee Malaysia and University alumni will be present. A film of campus life will also be viewed.

Saturday, 29th October, 2011 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Hotel Equatorial Kuala Lumpur
Cempaka-Raya Room, Mezzanine Floor
Jalan Sultan Ismail
50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

R.S.V.P. by October 27 to rsvppenn@gmail.com
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Steve Jobs Stanford University 2005 Commencement Speech - "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

2011-10-09T13:34:36.999+08:00

Thanks Mei Tzy for sharing on this Steve Jobs Stanford University 2005 Commencement Speech - "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish"

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2nd Malaysia Sudoku Championship

2011-10-04T09:26:52.228+08:00

Gotten this from Yee Dian
 
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It will soon be the time of the year when the Malaysia Sudoku Society will be organizing the MALAYSIA SUDOKU CHAMPIONSHIP. It will be held on 26~27th November 2011 (Saturday & Sunday) at Subang Avenue in Subang Jaya. A PDF version of the brochure with full details is available here : http://www.1sudoku.com.my/2nd%20Msia%20Sudoku%20Championship%20brochure.pdf  Or you can email mysudokusociety@gmail.com for more information.
 
All SUDOKU fans and players please take note. Come and join the fun and challenge. This is the biggest SUDOKU event of the year in Malaysia! Lots of prizes to be won! Last year's Championship in December was very exciting. This year's competition should be equally, if not more exciting, with four separate categories for competitors to choose from. See you there!
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Info Session on Yale & Yale-NUS College

2011-10-01T08:48:12.967+08:00

Thanks to Joyce Tagal for sharing the following info.Information Session on Yale & Yale-NUS College   Students, parents, and counselors are cordially invited to a program on undergraduate study at Yale University & Yale-NUS College.Wednesday – October 5th, 2011 – 6:30pm at International School of Kuala Lumpur Ampang Campus, Jalan Kolam Air 68000 Ampang, Selangor   Please RSVP at the following URL: https://apps.admissions.yale.edu/register/kualalumpur    Please join Keith Light, Associate Director of Admissions at Yale, and Austin Shiner, Admissions Counselor at YNC, to hear more about the unprecedented collaboration between Yale and the National University of Singapore to create a new undergraduate college that will offer a model of residential liberal arts education not currently available in Asia.   Academic programs, student life, admissions policies, college costs, and financial aid at each school will be discussed. [...]



Belajar MY Math - A 1-hour Gift that Lasts a Lifetime for Many Lives

2011-08-11T20:48:57.507+08:00

This is a noble initiative by a fellow Malaysian, Mark Lee, who hope to create a grassroot project to help fellow Malaysian students. +++++++++++++  Helping  Your Fellow Malaysian Students ++++++++++++Many of you are fluent in English, and have broadband Internet access that allows you to access the wealth of educational resources available on the Internet.   However, some of your fellow Malaysian students, particularly in the rural areas, have barely begun to comprehend the opportunities that top notch educational resources, much less college education, can provide.   And you can help to address this educational gap for those who have limited English-language skills, and/or limited broadband access.  Sharing Top-Notch Educational Content with the Less FortunateThere's a tremendous need for top-notch educational content, especially in math and the sciences, within Malaysia.  The Khan Academy (KA) provides FREE highly recognized and successful educational content presented via easily digestible and understood video-clips.  However, the content is in English, which limits access by those who have limited English language skills.  The proposed solution (S1) is to provide Malay sub-titles for relevant KA video-clips.  1-Hour Gifts of Your TimeTo quote Jacintha Tagal - raised in Kuching and graduated from Harvard:http://www.teachformalaysia.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/JacinthaTagal.jpg http://thestar.com.my/education/story.asp?file=/2011/7/10/education/20110709123702&sec=education "[I] realize that the sort of person you want to be is a person whose life multiplies life for others, especially those who lack the opportunities that you have been given." If you are moved to multiply life for others, please volunteer 1-hour gifts of your time to do either or both of the following (repeat as often as desired ): Translate a 10-min video-clip from English to Malay, which will take approximately an hour. Critique a translated 10 min video-clip, which will take approximately 30 mins. Thus within 1 hour, you can critique two 10 min Malay-translated video-clips.    Making A Difference via Your Volunteer Time ContributionsThe Belajar MY intiative will depend solely upon volunteer time contributions.  As far as I can tell, money and materials will be needed only for the S2 phase: production and distribution of DVDs.   However, the S2 phase will come only after S1: Malay sub-titling of the Khan Academy video-clips on the Web has been completed.  Why Am I (Mark Lee) Doing This?I have been extremely fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to study overseas, which has greatly expanded my horizons.  I have an Orlando-focused educational blog, with the tagline "Enriching Minds, Transforming Lives". http://slchoices.wordpress.com/.   You and I have the opportunity to Enrich the Minds and Transform the Lives of our fellow Malaysians.  It's up to us to help!  Next Stepshttp://belajarmymath.wordpress.com/how-you-can-help/ Step 1: The key need is the initial mapping of relevant KA instructional to the Malaysian secondary school curriculum.  If you are an experienced math tutor, an experienced math teacher, or know those in those roles who can help out, please contact me!   Until the mapping is well underway, we will have to wait to undertake the conversion (read translation) into Malay, and the subsequent critiques of the converted content.  Step 2:  In the meantime, please subscribe/follow the following for updates, including the need for your help: http://[...]



The 5th Annual Malaysian Student Leaders Summit (MSLS) 2011

2011-07-16T08:36:02.547+08:00


The 5th Annual Malaysian Student Leaders Summit (MSLS) 2011 is now open for registration!

In this year's MSLS, we will delve deeper within our collective consciousness to rediscover what makes us unique and what makes Malaysia tick to paint a picture of where we stand in this fast-changing, globalised world. 

Which piece of this new world puzzle is Malaysia? 

How are we going to find and benefit from this fit? 

Where do we as youths piece ourselves in this Malaysian puzzle? 

In this year's MSLS, we will strive to come up with answers to these profound questions, as we piece together the Malaysian puzzle together.

The details of the event are as follows:
Date: 30 and 31 July 2011 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 8 - 6.30pm (both days)
Venue: Hilton Kuala Lumpur Hotel
Dress Code: Formal

We hope to see you there! If you have any questions, please send us an email at info@ukeconline.com. To register, please go to http://www.ukeconline.com/​msls2011 today - we will be updating all the details there!

Please note that you do not need to pay in order to attend this conference - it is free of charge for all participants.

To get all the latest updates on MSLS, follow us on Twitter @UKEC.

Curious to find out more about what MSLS will be exploring this time? Check out the first of 3 trailers for MSLS here!

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Durham University student expedition

2011-07-02T23:40:06.854+08:00

Got this from Christopher Sien.----     Hi. My name is Christopher Sien. I'm a Malaysian student and I'm currently studying at Durham University, United Kingdom. This summer I will betaking part in a group project in Cambodia with Durham University Charities Kommittee (DUCK), aiming to raise £16,500 for charity.  We plan to travel to Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and spend three weeks working  in schools and teaching English to poor children.  Before I go I need to raise £2200, half of which will go to cover the cost of my flights, accommodation and our living costs in the hospice and the other half will be distributed between 3 charities:   i) Burma Education Partnership - www.burmaeducationpartnership.org  ii) FutureSense Foundation - www.futuresensefoundation.org iii) A cambodian charity (to be confirmed)   As you may have noticed, the fundraising target is a steep one, and I was wondering if you are willing to help.  I would be incredibly appreciative of any donation, however you are willing to offer. All money donated would go directly to the three charities that I've mentioned and would be invaluable in helping me reach my fundraising target.   Basically, I find it shocking that most people in Cambodia still live on an average wage of less than $1 a day. I personally spend at least 3 times that amount everyday. Also, most children in Cambodia do not have the opportunity to engage in a good educational program. As a universal language, I think teaching English to these children will help to give them a voice to express themselves not just to each other, but also to people all around the world. I also think that it will represent the first step to a hopefully brighter future for them. This is why I want to help. And I hope you see it the same way I do.   Donations can be made online at www.justgiving.com/christopher-sien-vee-zhen. Any donations can be made safely and securely, will go directly to the charity, and Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid is added to your donation. The minimum donation is £2. That's approximately RM10, SGD5, AUD3, USD3, etc. That's also the price of a cup of coffee from Starbucks. If you can give that up for a day, it will go a long way to helping a person in Cambodia. I would be extremely grateful if you could spare a few pounds to help Burma Education Partnership and FutureSense Foundation and to help me on my way.   If you would like more information about the project or about any of the charities, please get in touch with me on +447591907319, or by email to c.v.z.sien@durham.ac.uk.  Thank you so much for your time.   Yours sincerely, Christopher Sien.   [...]



theSun Writing Competition

2011-07-02T23:08:38.840+08:00

Thanks to Tricia for sharing this.

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HAVE you something interesting to say about your country and you? On any
aspect that inspires you or delights you or even annoys you?
 
If you do, share it with your fellow Malaysians by taking part in the
theSun-1MDB 'Malaysia and Me' Writing Competition which closes on July
29.
 
The top three prizes are RM5,000, RM3,000 and RM2,000. There are also 10
Consolation Prizes of RM500 each.
 
If you are a Malaysian between the ages of 15 and 30, you are eligible to
take part, and can send in as many as three entries.
 
Your entry must be your own original work, and it must not have been
published before.
 
The competition is organised by theSun in conjunction with Merdeka 2011,
with the aim of encouraging literary expression by Malaysian youths.
We've kept the boundaries open by calling it simply a "writing
competition". This means you can write in any genre you wish.
 
Exercise your imagination. You can of course write an essay to address
the 'Malaysia and Me' theme. But if you feel you can best express it
in a poem, go for it. Or if you want to write a letter to your country or
anyone in particular, that's also fine. So is writing a short story or
even a short play with dialogue and action.
 
Just be sure to keep to a maximum of 1,500 words. There is, however, no
minimum.
 
The judging will be done by an independent panel of professional experts,
and they will be looking for the most creative entries. With substance
too, of course.
 
To ensure impartiality in the judging, the names of the participants will
not be made known to the panel. As such, you must make sure that your
name does not appear on any part of your entry. It should appear only in
the entry form, together with other required particulars and the title of
your entry.
 
Do take note that the title of your entry must also appear on every page
of your entry.
 
Entry forms are available in the printed edition of theSun and online at
www.sun2surf.com.
 
You can e-mail in your entries or send them by snail mail, but each entry
must be accompanied by an entry form.
 
All entries must reach the office of theSun no later than 6pm on July 29,
2011.
 
You can find out more about the competition in theSun newspaper or log on
to www.thesundaiy.my .
 


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http://watufighting4lah.tumblr.com/

2011-06-25T17:59:48.529+08:00

Jian Wei & Zhi Wei has started this initiative to get Malaysians to share on what they are fighting for. 


You can look at http://watufighting4lah.tumblr.com/archive/ for a list of those sharings by people!

Do share yours too!


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Malaysia Public Policy Competition 2011

2011-06-12T11:23:40.075+08:00

Thanks Gabrielle for sharing this.

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Dear all,
 
My team and I have just recently launched the inaugural Malaysia Public Policy Competition 2011, jointly organized by International Council of Malaysian Scholars, and UCSI Malaysia. The organising team is proud to have Kian Ming, as the project advisor.
 
Online registration is now open at www.malaysiapublicpolicycompetition.blogspot.com . All Malaysian pre-university and university students around the world are eligible to register. 16 teams will be shortlisted from the preliminary round to participate in the two-day Residential Challenge in UCSI Malaysia on the 3rd and 4th September. Full accommodation and food are provided.
 
The 16 teams will have an opportunity to learn what is public policy making all about, and pitch their own policy recommendations to professional judges who are prominent policy makers themselves. Do check it out, and spread the word please!
 
Cheers,
Winson Lee
MPPC 2011 Project Director



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Sharing by Amanda Chin, Wharton Business School

2011-06-04T16:21:09.619+08:00

Amanda Chin who is an incoming student at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania has written the following article to share with prospective applicants.

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Young Corporate Malaysians 33rd CEO Series of Talks

2011-06-04T16:17:42.038+08:00

Young Corporate Malaysians 33rd CEO Series of Talks would be given by Shahnaz Al-Sadat Abdul Mohsein, Executive Director of Strategic Human Capital Management, Khazanah Nasional Berhad.

It would be on 14th June 2011, 8pm at Intercontinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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