A think tank has advocated the strengthening of Asean’s unity and economy with the aim of placing the bloc at par with global superpowers.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ascension to power in 2014 could be the beginning of his country’s rise towards becoming an economic superpower equal to China, according to Woo Wing Thye, president of the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia.
Having grown in scope, scale and quality over the past five years, this year’s Asia Public Policy Forum (APPF) of the Ash Centre on Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard University was held in Malaysia for the first time in collaboration with the Jeffrey Cheah Institute on Southeast Asia at Sunway University.
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The Education Ministry has expressed regret over how the opinions of Harvard researcher Prof Lant Pritchett, on the state of higher education in Malaysia, was wrongly characterised in the headline of a news portal recently.
Prof Pritchett says he only talks about what he knows.
Ghauth Jasmon says the university is already dipping into its reserves and will need to cut 2,000 jobs to survive..
Malaysia has great education policies but these could be hampered by rote learning and a lack of emphasis on critical thinking.
Forget excelling in exams, young people need to be able to solve the problems of carbon emission, democracy, an ageing population, obesity, housing and more.