Building a generation of future proof law graduates

Building a generation of future proof law graduates

EVEN with the latest technologies available now, it is not entirely possible to predict what the future may hold. Therefore, it is crucial to be ready for any circumstances which might unfold and this holds true to the legal industry as well. The University of Reading Malaysia (UoRM) Head of Law and Associate Professor of Law Anne Chrishanthani Vergis said law affected various aspects of our lives, from criminal proceedings, family law to corporate agreements. She said just as with the ever changing environment and lifestyles of the people, there would surely be changes in the legal landscape, be it the amendment of existing public and private law as well as drafting of new laws and regulations. “All law practitioners, no matter which area they are involved in, would have to be ready to face that. Therefore, at UoRM, we aspire to ensure that all our law graduates are industry ready and future proof to meet the future industry’s demand. “They must also contribute...
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Embrace creativity in striving for excellence, schools told

Embrace creativity in striving for excellence, schools told

Azhar (second left) shows to the camera a creative drawing made by a student of SMK Marudi, presented to him as a memento. With him are (from left) Maria, Mathew and Blalang. MARUDI: The school management nowadays needs to be creative in utilising the ever-ready resources, including assistance from the relevant authorities, in attaining excellence in education. According to Sarawak Education Department director Dr Azhar Ahmad, this is part of the education initiatives for the 21st century and beyond. “They (initiatives) cover not only technology, but also collaborations, creativity, communications and critical-thinking. “It is also very important that schools continuously upgrade not only their facilities, but also their students,” he said when launching the School’s Transformation 2025 (TS25) Carnival 2019 at SMK Marudi recently. Azhar also said as he observed the carnival, which marked SMK Marudi as one among a few schools in Baram District that were involved in the third edition of the TS25 programme, had indicated that the ‘education transformation waves’ had come...
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Plastic bags, straws banned in UMS cafeteria

Plastic bags, straws banned in UMS cafeteria

KOTA KINABALU : The Faculty of Medicine and Health Science (FMHS) Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) yesterday launched the concept of Bring Your Own Container (BYOC) in conjunction with the faculty’s annual Chinese New Year (CNY) Potluck and Celebration 2019. “BYOC is a unique concept whereby we encourage all the faculty students and staff to bring their own containers daily for their meals. In today’s CNY celebration, all lecturers, students and supporting staff brought their own containers to contain their food. We want to raise awareness to our faculty members and the nation that one plastic bag takes 500 years to degrade completely. Malaysia is the eight largest producer of mismanaged plastics in the world,” said Dr Yeap Boon Tat, deputy dean of Students Affairs and Alumni in a statement. “We had slowly informed all faculty members since February 2019 regarding the need to reduce unnecessary plastics at our faculty, followed by this BYOC implementation in April 2019. I am proud to announce...
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Enriching experience for UNIMAS students at Thaksin University

Enriching experience for UNIMAS students at Thaksin University

Spending three weeks in Songkhla, Thailand is definitely an eye opening experience for 10 undergraduate students from Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS) who have just completed the student mobility program at Thaksin University from 23 June to July 13, 2019. The program was part of a joint collaboration between the Faculty of Language and Communication, UNIMAS and Department of Western Languages of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Thaksin University. During the three weeks’ program, students were required to attend classes, conducting presentations, participating in community projects and at the same time, were given the opportunity to explore beautiful tourism attractions within Songkhla, Hatyai, Trang and Phatthalung vicinities with their Thai buddies. Gabriel Lihan Apat Ferguson, 21, from Kuching said the three weeks’ program was simply amazing and has provided him with valuable exposure and experience where he got the opportunity to learn about cultural differences, new language and making new friends. “Thais are really nice and kind people. They are very welcoming, appreciative...
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Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Aspire 500 Conference, Cashing in on E-Wallets

Photo about the keynote speakers during the conference. Photos during the discussion. E-wallets becoming a trend in Malaysia, most of the speakers encourage the audience to use E-wallets. Touch & Go CEO, Mr. Syahrunizam shared about his experience working as an entrepreneur to innovate new technologies for Touch & Go, looking for possible ways to keep it local as possible.  He mentioned that we need to see in a different way because there will be a lot more exciting during the journey. In addition, Mr. Syahrunizam gives some perspective about building loyalty like changing the narrative data that is required to give back to the customers, and successes on youth through their own innovation. Co-founder of Fave, Mr. Yeoh spoke that the youngest always come with spirit. The main focus on his services is easy, better and faster. His advice is to try to be different, think and stretch them (*putting ideas into the actions). Boost encourages to build a startup culture, understanding the data...
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Kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference

Kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference

KUCHING, 25 JUN 2019 – YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak Datuk Patinggi Abang Zohari Tun Openg menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Organising Committee of Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference yang diketuai oleh Tn Haji Abdul Kadier Sahib bertempat di Wisma Bapa Malaysia Petra Jaya Kuching. Dalam pertemuan berkenaan, mereka ingin menjemput YAB Ketua Menteri untuk merasmikan Sarawak Beyond Paradigm 2019 Conference dan juga perkara berkaitan pembangunan teknologi dan digital khususnya di Sarawak. Sejurus selepas itu, YAB Ketua Menteri Sarawak menerima kunjungan hormat daripada Sarawak-China Friendship Associations menjemput Ketua Menteri menghadiri Majlis Makan Malam Hubungan Baik Malaysia – China selama 45 tahun dan dianggarkan 500 orang hadirin dijangka hadir. Pertemuan diketuai oleh Menteri Perumahan dan Kerajaan Tempatan Sarawak YB Datuk Dr. Sim Kui Hian. Seterusnya kunjungan hormat yang ketiga pula adalah daripada Pejabat Residen Bahagian Sri Aman yang diketuai oleh YB Datuk Francis Harden anak Hollis merangkap Menteri Muda Kesejahteraan Komuniti bertempat di Pejabat Ketua Menteri Wisma Bapa Malaysia Petra Jaya Kuching. [Source: "Kunjungan hormat daripada...
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11 Great Inventions We Need to Thank Malaysia For

11 Great Inventions We Need to Thank Malaysia For

When you think of Malaysia, you may picture mouth-watering delicacies such as nasi lemak, tropical beaches, and natural rainforests. Or the iconic sights of the KL Tower, Petronas Twin Towers, and Batu Caves. But what about the inventions that represent Malaysia’s culture and support the everyday lives of locals? Here are the great things that you may not know were created by Malaysians. Gasing ‘spinning tops’ Gasing, known as spinning tops, are carved by the villagers in Kelantan and Melaka. They believe that spinning tops would bring a good harvest. Every rice harvest season, villagers challenge each other to see who has the best skills in spinning tops. Made of wood, iron or steel, the tops come in various sizes weighing between 0.1kg to 5kg. Today, associations such as the GohKaki Childhood Museum and Kelantan Gasing Uri Association, continue to introduce gasing to the public through annual contests, team-building workshops and on-ground events. Played by people of all ages, gasing brings adults back...
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Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Dianggap gila, pemuda kutip 1.5 tan sampah di Sungai Selangor (VIDEO)

Masbudi Abdul Malek mengutip purata 300kg hingga 400kg sampah setiap kali membersihkan Sungai Selangor. — Foto-foto oleh Yusof Mat Isa KUALA SELANGOR, 7 Jun — Seorang pemuda di Kampung Kuantan di sini dianggap “gila” dan “bodoh” hanya kerana usahanya mengutip sampah sarap dengan menaiki sampan di sepanjang Lembangan Hilir Sungai Selangor. Namun, Masbudi Abdul Malek, 33, tidak peduli dengan kritikan itu kerana beliau tidak sanggup melihat alam sekitar tempat tinggalnya tercemar akibat sikap “tidak ambil peduli” manusia. Berbekal tangguk, sarung tangan, but, plastik hitam dan jaket keselamatan, Masbudi turun ke sungai dan mendayung sampan sejauh empat hingga enam kilometer untuk mengutip sampah yang dibuang penduduk dan projek pembangunan sekitar. “Biasanya dua kali sebulan saya akan turun menyusuri sungai seawal jam 9 pagi di sekitar kawasan jeti,” katanya kepada ProjekMM. “Secara purata saya dapat 300kg hingga 400kg setiap kali kutip. Paling banyak pernah kutip sehingga 1.5 tan sampah. “Paling banyak jenis domestik seperti plastik, kaca dan polisterin. Kadang kala macam-macam sampah pelik saya jumpa seperti lampu isyarat, tilam,...
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Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Sarawak to have own model of schools for special needs kids

Fatimah at the courtesy call. At left is Wishesland president Chi Poh Yung. — Photo by Muhammad Rais Sanusi KUCHING: Sarawak’s primary school for special needs children to be set up soon will not follow the existing models implemented by the federal Ministry of Education. Instead, it will be modelled along similar schools in other countries which have proven to be effective and successful, Welfare, Community Wellbeing, Women, Family and Childhood Development Minister Dato Sri Fatimah Abdullah has said. “Sarawak’s own special needs primary schools will not duplicate what the ministry had done – in fact, we’re doing something different entirely. “We’ve benchmarked the various models and practices from other countries, most notably from Australia. One of the key differences is the inclusion of sports elements. Given the chance and the proper training required, we believe that with the inclusion of sports elements to the schools, they (special needs students) can be successful in the field as well,” Fatimah said during a press conference...
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Teknologi Mengedit dan Menghapus Kenangan Manusia Sudah Ditemukan

Teknologi Mengedit dan Menghapus Kenangan Manusia Sudah Ditemukan

Dua penemuan ini dapat mengubah cara kita memahami memori. Tapi siapa yang berhak menggunakannya? "Ada piano di sana, dan seseorang sedang memainkannya. Saya bisa dengar lagunya," ujar pasien berinisial S.B., ketika ahli bedah syaraf menggerakkan sebuah elektroda pada permukaan otaknya yang terbuka. Untuk mengobati epilepsi, Wilder Penfield, ahli bedah syaraf awal abad ke-20, melepaskan bagian-bagian tisu otak. Sementara pasiennya—sadar sepenuhnya dan hanya dibius lokal—menceritakan apa yang dialaminya ketika sang ahli bedah syaraf menerapkan setruman pada bagian otak yang berbeda-beda. Ketika dia menstimulasi satu bagian, sang pasien melihat bentuk-bentuk, warna-warna, dan tekstur-tekstur; ada pula pasien yang merasakan sensasi pada bagian tubuh tertentu. Namun ketika dia mengejutkan area khusus pada korteks serebral, para pasien menghadapi kembali ingatan yang amat jelas. Dengan setrumanan lain pada area yang sama, S.B. mengingat ingatan-ingatan soal piano: Seseorang menyanyikan lagu Louis Prima "Oh Marie." Ketika Penfield memindahkan elektrodanya, S.B. mengalami ingatan soal perumahannya di masa lalu, "Saya melihat perusahaan pengemasan 7Up, Harrison Bakery." S.B. bukan satu-satunya yang mengalami hal...
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