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More urgent issue is our students' dismal performance

11 October 2012 By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense A RALLY was held and a memorandum was submitted to Parliament. Students sitting the PMR examination at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Pay Fong ...

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Middle classes need to ‘feel’ success are trapped, disillusioned

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 27 September 2012 TRAPPED AND DISILLUSIONED: Populist moves will not deliver in the long term The middle-classes are frustrated that the economy has done li...

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Let's talk about problems plaguing the civil service

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 13 September 2012 TRULY MALAYSIAN? Public Services Commission must be transparent about how recruitment and promotions are carried out A FEW weeks ago, I wro...

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New villages in danger of becoming old, desolate

06 September 2012 By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense IN NEGLECT: Education has not improved the wellbeing of these communities MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Chua Soi Lek (second from right) che...

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Capitalise on opportunities of Chinese education

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 23 August 2012 QUALITY SCHOOLING FOR ALL: But English and Bahasa Malaysia must be improved LAST week, I wrote about the strengths and weaknesses of the Chine...

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Strengths and weaknesses of Chinese schools

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 16 August 2012 END THE BLAME GAME: Let’s find workable solutions that will benefit the nation Students at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Khoon Aik in Ka...

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A lack of belonging sees them leaving our shoresheading

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 09 August 2012 MANY NEEDS: Chinese Malaysians want to belong to a larger community, but are becoming increasingly isolated DURING a recent two-week visit to ...

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The elusive common ground of the middle class

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 02 August 2012 OBVIOUS SEGREGATION: Silos have sprung up in the cities I WAS at one of those “modern” kopitiams in a middle-class Petaling Jaya n...

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Internet gaming lures the young

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 19 July 2012 VIRTUALLY ANONYMOUS: Gamblers need treatment and rehabilitation A pantomime in Taiping portraying secret society members gambling. Today, onlin...

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A sad scene of 'discarded' parents

By Rita Sim | rita.sim@110.4.45.211/~ablecoun/cense 12 July 2012 CHANGING TIMES: Why are one out of three senior citizens abandoned? A resident of Pusat Penjagaan Warga Tua Ehsan in Taman Johor enjoying his m...