Category: Features

Where are the chimichangas? It’s our Deadpool review!

Geeks everywhere, rest easy. For we have seen with our own eyes the light and are pleased to report that Deadpool is really, really good. For comic book fans, Deadpool was the movie Marvel would never make – the comics featuring the character were crude, outrageously violent, occasionally insane, and always entertaining. Directed by Tim Miller in his first feature film debut, Deadpool the movie is brimming with sharp dialogue, hilarious character moments, and great chemistry not just between the leads, but also with members of the supporting cast. Star Ryan Reynolds seems determined to exorcize the demons of The...

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Class acts: The academic backgrounds of 15 M’sian leaders

BY JAFWAN JAAFAR of FREE MALAYSIA TODAY Sultan Dr. Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, 59 Position: Sultan of Perak Qualifications: Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government, Harvard University Master of Public Administration, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Oxford University Trivia: The Sultan’s fields of academic interest encompass political and economic development in East Asia, and economic history. He has written and spoken extensively on a broad range of nation-building issues, ranging from socio-economic development to Islamic finance. Honorary distinctions: Member of Magdalene College, Cambridge University Doctor of Economics, Soka University, Tokyo. Honorary positions:...

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What Our Education System Really Needs

Neelofa’s sister, Nur Ameera Mohd Noor, recently kicked up a storm on Facebook when a video of her condemning the local education system, entitled “Q&A Education”, went viral with more than 45,000 views. “Government schools in Malaysia, they only focus on the Malaysian history, the Malaysian culture, and its all about Malaysia. The students don’t get a chance to learn about other countries as well. “The teachers in a government school, they do not need to be as qualified as the teachers in an international school and the teachers there don’t think outside the box for children. They do...

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