The Malaysian Insight: Call to ban evangelicalism an overreaction, says Upko

The "Borneo Revival Healing Rally" event in Sandakan on June 14. Upko says religious harmony in Sabah is still intact and any religious event could be held as it was in line with the Federal Constitution guarantee on freedom of religion. – The Malaysian Insight pic, June 18, 2017. CENTRE for Human Rights Research and … Continue reading The Malaysian Insight: Call to ban evangelicalism an overreaction, says Upko

Sustaining a Blue Economy

World Ocean Day was just celebrated on 8th June and Malaysia has one more reason to celebrate – Coral Triangle Day, an initiative of which six member countries are part of. With a coastline of 4,492 km long, Malaysia has been a maritime country that relies heavily on economic maritime activities such as fishing, aquaculture, … Continue reading Sustaining a Blue Economy

Press Statement: Upko will object to any plans for an “anti-evangelicalism law”.

KOTA KINABALU: Upko will object to any plan for an "anti-evangelicalism law" to be introduced in the country. Upko Religious and Racial Harmony Bureau co-chairmen, Haji Suip Saniman and Sualim Gopog said CEO of Centre for Human Rights Research and Advocacy (Centhra), Azril Mohd Amin was over reacting when making the suggestion. "In fact, such … Continue reading Press Statement: Upko will object to any plans for an “anti-evangelicalism law”.

Setting High Standards

Hari Raya Aidifiltri will be celebrated in two weeks’ time. Beginning a week before the festival Malaysia would see one of her largest exodus of the year, as people trickle out of the cities or as we all know as “balik kampung”, traveling back to their hometowns to spend the occasion with their families. Many … Continue reading Setting High Standards

The World Needs Science, and Science Needs Women

“The world needs science, and science needs women.” This statement was made by H.E. Irina Bokova, the Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) during her address to the 3rd Biennial Conference on Women in Science, Technology and Innovation two weeks ago. Her message of women’s role in science was loud … Continue reading The World Needs Science, and Science Needs Women

Breeding the Next Generation of Job Creators

  The National Transformation Programme (NTP) Annual Report 2016 was released last Tuesday.   Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak highlighted in his speech that Malaysia’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) has shown an average growth of 5.1 per cent since 2010, a figure that doubles the average global economic growth.   Notably, we managed to … Continue reading Breeding the Next Generation of Job Creators

Borneo Post: IBSE System for Sabah Schools

NABALU: The schools in Sabah are set to adopt the Inquiry-Based Science Education (IBSE) system, an advanced teaching technique made famous in France. “Today is a historic day for the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI) and Ministry of Education (MOE) as we have both witnessed the IBSE teaching style, which has already been … Continue reading Borneo Post: IBSE System for Sabah Schools

Borneo Today: SMK Pekan Nabalu yang Terbengkalai akan dibina di Tapak Baharu

Mahdzir Khalid memberitahu media SMK Pekan Nabalu akan dibina semula di tapak yang baru di Kampung Giok. Turut hadir, ADUN Kiulu Joniston Bangkuai dan Ahli Parlimen Tuaran, Madius Tangau.TUARAN: Sebuah sekolah menengah kebangsaan akan dibina berdekatan kaki Gunung Kinabalu di daerah ini bagi menggantikan SMK Pekan Nabalu yang terpaksa dihentikan pembinaannya atas faktor keselamatan. Menteri … Continue reading Borneo Today: SMK Pekan Nabalu yang Terbengkalai akan dibina di Tapak Baharu

Memohon Tanah untuk Sekolah Menengah Baru di Kampung Giok

Permohonan tanah untuk sekolah menengah baru di Kampung Giok, Tamparuli yang sebenarnya untuk menggantikan projek SMK Pekan Nabalu yang telah dihentikan beberapa tahun lalu telahpun dimajukan kepada Kerajaan Negeri. Khabar baik ini dibawa oleh rakan saya, YB Datuk Seri Mahdzir Khalid Menteri Pendidikan semasa lawatan julung kalinya ke kawasan parlimen saya Tuaran. Setinggi-tinggi terima kasih … Continue reading Memohon Tanah untuk Sekolah Menengah Baru di Kampung Giok