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In the nearly 60 years since Malaysia’s independence, the country has made enormous strides in health care, creating an internationally lauded public health system that delivers quality care to a large proportion of the public at extremely affordable rates. This is complemented by a growing private sector, which provides quality care – often...

 

The Malaysia Education Blueprint launched in 2013 was the government’s flagship document intending to improve the education system in five key areas: equity, access, efficiency, unity and quality. Some of the initiatives in the blueprint are commendable but the implementation, monitoring and evaluation requires more work. For example, parent...

 

Malaysia’s ongoing commitment to education is evident in the amount it invests in the sector each year, usually at least 20% of the annual budget for all levels of learning, according to the World Bank. The result of this has been a sustained improvement in access to education, with close to universal enrolment at the primary and secondary...

 

The release of the National Education Blueprint for Higher Education 2015-25 in April 2015 was a clear indication of the Ministry of Education’s (MoE)’s plans for the future of higher education in Malaysia. It was also an acknowledgment of the shortcomings that have made such a policy review necessary.

 

The past two years have been somewhat trying times for the country’s telecoms companies, which have had to be adaptable enough to adjust to changing economic, market and regulatory conditions. A handful of knotty issues have converged to make market conditions and competition intense. However, there is light at the end of the tunnel as the...