Try, try, try again: Malaysia’s stimulus packages leave massive gaps

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Try, try, try again: Malaysia’s stimulus packages leave massive gaps

Malaysia’s spending to fight COVID-19 through four economic stimulus packages now totals RM295 billion (about US$69 bln). The first package, worth RM20 billion ($4.7 bln), was issued on February 27 to counter COVID-19’s immediate impact on the tourism industry. As the pandemic worsened and impacted the broader economy through implementation of the Movement Control Order […]

Malaysia Boleh: working to beat Malaysia’s 4th deadliest cancer

Malaysia Boleh: working to beat Malaysia’s 4th deadliest cancer

Cancer scientist Cheong Sok Ching’s efforts to understand and eventually eliminate oral cancer are advancing research of the disease not just in Malaysia, but throughout Southeast Asia. In her capacity as a cancer researcher, Ms Cheong also seeks to remove the stigma of cancer and mentor a resilient new generation of cancer scientists. With over […]

NUS enters global top 10: graduates the most employable in Asean

NUS enters global top 10: graduates the most employable in Asean

Graduates from the National University of Singapore (NUS) are the most employable in Asean, says a global report released today (Nov 15). Now in its seventh year, the 2018 Global University Employability Rankings showed dramatically improved performances by universities in East Asia and parts of Europe. The data, published annually by Times Higher Education (THE), […]

University Malaya tops Asean emerging economies university list

University Malaya tops Asean emerging economies university list

After storming into the 2018 Times World University Rankings with a debut in the 351-400 grouping University Malaya (UM) continues to disrupt the Asean higher education scene, unseating Thailand’s Mahidol University (MU) from the top ranked university in Asean and taking the 27th spot globally in the Times Higher Education (THE) Emerging Economies University Rankings 2018. […]