Ambiga slammed for asking Cabinet to resign over US action

Source: The Star Online

SEMENYIH: The MCA Youth has lambasted Malaysian Human Rights Society (Hakam) president Datuk S. Ambiga for asking the entire Cabinet to resign over the US Department of Justice (DOJ)’s forfeiture lawsuits allegedly linking 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).

Its chief Chong Sin Woon said Ambiga should instead ask Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to resign first as he was charged with alleged corruption.

“Please do not practise double standards. The suit is not even targeting the Prime Minister, and asking the entire Cabinet to resign is really illogical,” he told reporters after attending a programme at the Nirvana Memorial Garden here on Sunday.

He was commenting on Ambiga’s call for the Cabinet to resign over the forfeiture suits.  Read more

Lack of info on coding in schools prompts concern among educators

Source: The Malay Mail Online

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An ambitious initiative to integrate coding into the national school curricula has worried teachers. — Picture by Saw Siow Feng

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 — An ambitious initiative to integrate coding into the national school curricula has worried teachers groups who said they were unaware of the preparations taken for the plan meant to begin in January.

The groups expressed concern that they have not been informed of the move that not only involves educating students on coding, but also to integrate the skill into the pedagogy of teaching starting in the new school year.

National Union of the Teaching Profession president Hashim Adnan said while he believed in the importance of equipping the next generation with coding literacy, the programme may be doomed unless the proper foundation is laid before its introduction.

“If they say they are going to start in January, it’s going to be a failure if there isn’t enough preparation,” he told Malay Mail Online when contacted. Read more