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Jude Chia

Currently report on education, economic and democratic progress in Malaysia. Muse about social entrepreneurship at Twitter @judechia.

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Latest posts by Jude Chia

19 September 2011

Malaysia to Overhaul Security and Censorship Laws

Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak surprised everybody during the Malaysia Day celebration when he announced an overhaul to several controversial acts related to national security, censorship, speech and freedom...

20 August 2010

Malaysia: Where is Press Freedom Heading Now?

The image you have on Malaysia may be one of fastest growing economies in Asia, but do you know it is languished at the bottom 3rd (ranked 131st) in the...

12 July 2010

Malaysia: Government Tinkers to Eliminate a Subsidy Culture

When a minister warned that Malaysia could suffer a ‘Greek tragedy' if subsidies are not cut, the nation suddenly woke up to the inevitable but politically unpopular move once again....

2 April 2010

Malaysia: New Economic Model

Dubbed as the New Economic Model, Malaysia's Prime Minister has finally unveiled the first part of the plan detailing the country's future economic direction. The effort is much lauded especially...

14 July 2009

Malaysia: No to English in Science & Mathematics

No more English in science and mathematics by 2012 in Malaysia. That is the long overdue decision from the Ministry of Education on the policy of teaching science and mathematics...

31 May 2009

Malaysia: Globalization Dilemma – Educational Progress or Preserving Ethnic Identity?

The teaching of science and mathematics in English implemented in 2003 replaced Malay and other ethnic languages as the medium of teaching instruction in Malaysia. It is set for a...

26 May 2009

Malaysia: Is The New PM a Market Reformer?

Are we expecting a gradual political revolution with new leadership in Malaysia? The Prime Minister does not only embrace social media technology to improve citizen engagement, he ventures a step...

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