The Passing of Mr. Lee Kuan Yew

Stephen T.:

A great man … it is a great loss to Singapore

Originally posted on Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger:

March 23, 2015

Our sincere condolences to Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his family, my friends and associates and the people of Singapore on the passing of  Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore. In our view, Mr. Lee now belongs in the pantheon of great world leaders. Mr Lee made it possible for Singapore to be the model of good governance and multiculturalism.–Dr. Kamsiah and Din Merican

Lee Kuan Yew Obituary

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/mar/22/lee-kuan-yew

The founding Prime Minister of an independent Singapore, he sought to encourage prosperity through ensuring a dominant role for the state.
Lee-Kuan-YewAs first Prime Minister of Singapore, serving for three decades until 1990, and a continuing cabinet presence for the two that followed, Lee Kuan Yew, who has died aged 91, was a man whose story reflected his times. A relentless nation-builder like Tito, an instantly identifiable symbol like Haile Selassie, Lee also…

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TED 2006… Ken Robinson speaks about schools..  interesting if you’re involved in education.

https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

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reblog: Your Malaysian Passport

Stephen T.:

The good news first: passport fee reduced.
Bad news is: If you lose your passport from now on, you will HAVE TO make a police report and bring that along to Immigration Department.

Originally posted on weehingthong:

Lost your Malaysian Passport? From 1 February 2015, you must lodge a police report and bring the report to the Immigration Department if you wish to apply for another passport.

www.themalaysianinsider.com

FACTS ABOUT YOUR MALAYSIAN PASSPORT

1. Your Malaysian passport is considered a “high-value” document as it allowed freedom to enter some 163 out of 219 countries without a visa. Thus, international crime syndicates prize it highly.

2. The Henley & Partners Visa Restrictions Index ranks your Malaysian passport at number 9 in 2014 in terms of freedom for its citizens to enter other countries.

3. Missing passports reported:
              2012: 18,037
              2013: 19,579
              2014: 16,789

4. All cases of missing Malaysian passports, whether at home or abroad, must be reported to the nearest police station beginning 1 February 2015.

5. If you have lost your passport, to apply for replacement passports you must present…

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Stop blaming FB for your own problems…
There is nothing wrong with FB, but there is something wrong with you
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Identifying the Biases Behind Your Bad Decisions.

by John Beshears and Francesca Gino

“Insidious biases are often the main cause of ineffectiveness in organizations”

 

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Job Search Tips for People Over 50 – Career Intelligence.

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reblog: To the so-called Malay Defenders: Stop Insulting the Malays

Stephen T.:

reblog of Din Merican’s post

Originally posted on Din Merican: the Malaysian DJ Blogger:

November 15, 2014

To the so-called Malay Defenders: Stop Insulting the Malays

by Dr. Azmi Sharom

Azmi SharomI find it amusing that those who label themselves as the defenders of Malays are also the ones who, whether consciously or not, view Malay people in a most disdainful manner.

Ideally of course, one would not have to write about topics such as this, but the reality is that ethnicity is still a major issue in any discussion on politics, society, religion, law and governance in Malaysia.

 And even on a personal level, although ethnicity plays a tiny part in my life, in the sense that it is not something that pre-occupies me, I would be lying to say that it has no effect on my life at all.

I was, after all, raised in a Malay family, and my cultural practices are based on Malay culture. Thus, when ethnicity is mentioned, it…

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If You Want To Be Wealthy, You Should Avoid These 7 Money Mistakes.

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reblog: Heartbreaking Final Letter Of Hanged Young Iranian Woman Reyhaneh Jabbari

Heartbreaking Final Letter Of Hanged Young Iranian Woman Reyhaneh Jabbari.

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7 Things Every Protestant Should Know About Catholicism – Thirsting for Truth.

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