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History and Epistemology of Universities
The purpose of this paper is to examine the history of universities with particular attention on academic freedom and university autonomy.
Dr. Munif Zarirruddin Fikri Nordin
The History of University Autonomy in Malaysia
Are Malaysian universities truly autonomous? And if so, how did they lack independence from the government in the past? Has there ever been a point in our history where higher education institutions were fully autonomous?
Dr. Chang-Da Wan
Autonomy and Accountability in Higher Education: Lessons from Ghana and Mexico
What can Malaysia learn from other countries about autonomy and accountability in Higher Education?
Dr. Sean Matthews
Malaysia’s Tax System Friend or Foe to Prosperity?
Malaysia has the capacity to grow more rapidly and become a high-income nation. But is its tax system holding it back?
A critical look into the Whistleblower Protection Act 2010
Despite the introduction of the Whistleblower
Protection Act 2010 (the Act), whistleblowing is still a rare occurrence in Malaysia.
Upgrading Democracy: ‘Soft Laws’ and The Ombudsman
Democracy is being tested and assaulted on all fronts today. Southeast Asian countries like Philippines, Cambodia and Vietnam are increasingly becoming authoritarian.
Too often I see depressing evidence that the standard of English being spoken in Malaysia is deteriorating ever further and quicker. It has of course been decades since the august halls of our Parliament ...
Kuala Lumpur, 28 July 2017 – IDEAS Academy, a secondary-level learning centre for underprivileged and refugee children based in Pudu, Kuala Lumpur has launched a fundraising initiative on SimplyGiving, a crowdfunding site (www.simplygiving.com/appeal/ideasacademy). IDEAS ...
JULY 25 — One aspect always brought up when talking about unity and nation-building is single-stream schooling. Vernacular schools, religious schools and, to an extent, independent schools are often touted to be an important ...