Latest posts by Syafique Shuib
3 June 2011
The Malaysian Prime Minister has proposed the creation of a Youth Parliament in order to inspire and mobilize young people to contribute in the governance of the country. Bloggers share their thoughts on this issue.
26 April 2011
Based on their effeminate tendencies, 66 schoolboys from the state of Terengganu in Malaysia were recently sent to a boot camp aimed at "helping them behave in a proper manner". The boys were identified by their schools, who were instructed last year to identify students who displayed feminine qualities. The blogoshere in Malaysia is divided over this issue.
12 October 2010
The Malaysian government plans to revamp school examinations and replace them with a school-based assessment system. Bloggers and tweeps debate on the introduction of a new syllabus to replace the current exam-oriented system
7 July 2010
The 1Malaysia Foundation recently unveiled a brand new website , Yayasan 1Malaysia, as a platform to generate conversations with young Malaysian netizens on national unity and other current issues.
1 July 2010
The Education Ministry of Malaysia announced the possibility of scrapping two public school examinations to improve the country's school system. Bloggers debate whether this proposed reform would benefit the students
7 June 2010
A girl was trapped in a burning car in Malaysia. A bystander rushes to a nearby gas station to borrow or buy a fire extinguisher but was refused. The girl's death was blamed on the gas station. A boycott campaign was launched. Bloggers react
21 October 2009
Borrowing the branding of 1Malaysia, the state government of Terengganu recently introduces the ‘1Toilet' policy as a move for both teachers and students to share toilets to promote a sense of oneness. There were mixed reactions from the blogosphere regarding this topic
1 June 2009
The government recently announced a reshuffling in the education system by requiring students sitting for the SPM examinations (Malaysian Certificate of Education) to take a maximum of ten subjects from 2010 onwards. Are Malaysian students ready for the change?
26 May 2009
In recent years more and more independent musicians are gaining popularity thanks to social networking websites such as YouTube and MySpace. Meet Yuna from Malaysia. She is the talk of the local blogosphere for not only producing great music but also her wholesome image. She causes a stir, in a positive way, in the indie music scene for wearing the tudung, a scarf worn around the head by women in Malaysia.