Dual Language Program (DLP) latest Circular 2018

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The latest circular (pekeliling) on Dual Language Program (DLP) was rather quietly published on 5th October 2018. The title – Surat Pekeliling Ikhtisas Bil 8 Tahun 2018 (Garis Panduan Pelaksanaan Dual Language Programme (DLP) di sekolah-sekolah KPM Tahun 2018).  Link to DLP circular on MOE website: https://www.moe.gov.my/images/KPM/ZOOupload/SPI%20BIL%208-DLP.pdf

The silence is quite understandable as there are some opposing view on DLP even though it has been stressed many times that its optional and depends on the parents’ request and consent.

This post will not cover the background of DLP. Instead it focuses on the content of this new circular and hopes to highlight key points which may help parents and school administrators.

The document contains 2 parts: the first 3 pages (the page with signature is strangely missing) are the cover letter and the balance is the garis panduan (guideline).

1. Page 2 Item 7 states that previous circulars are now void and is replaced by the current one. So, need no make any reference to the earlier ones.

 

2. Criteria for DLP remains at four (criteria 2 should be labelled as (b)), but there are some interesting changes.

Let’s look into each of them.

Criteria a) – School should (hendaklah) have sufficient resources. Resources here means teachers, classrooms and materials. Obviously materials will come form MOE (text books) while classroom is not an issue. Only teacher qualification may be a constraint, but as long as the teacher is currently qualified to teach science/maths, it should not be even a problem, because after all, its just primary/secondary school level subject right? Anyhow the teacher criteria is described in section 6.2. Basically if the teacher has credit in SPM English, has taught science/maths for at least 3 years or has a minimum diploma qualification in science/maths related course,  then he/she is qualified.

Criteria b) (or 2) – School HM or principal should (hendaklah) have discussion with teachers and state education department to prepare short term and long term plans to ensure effectiveness and continuity of DLP in terms of teachers, students, classrooms and other resources. So, decision should be made after consultation with the PPD/JPN.

Criteria c) – Application from a minimum of 15 parents should (hendaklah) be obtained to proceed with DLP. If the number of application is insufficient, parents must (perlu) be informed. Previously, no minimum number was set at application level, but for class to begin need to have minimum 15 students.

Criteria d) – the school’s BM results at UPSR/SPM level must be equal or more than the level set by MOE (the level is not defined in the circular, which is a very smart move). Previously it was tied to the national average which meant that many schools are not able to proceed with DLP.

 

3. Implementation of DLP can only begin at Year 1 or Form 1, unlike previously which can also begin at Year 4 and Form 4. Also, once started, the class must continue until Year 6/Form 5 even if the number of students dropped below 15.

 

4. The confusion arises when I read on how to apply for DLP. As mentioned below in para 6.7.1.a, the application need to be started in the year preceding DLP implementation. So if school wants to start DLP in 2019, they should have applied by 31 March 2018! Problem is, this circular is published in October 2018 and the school themselves may not have any idea who are the parents of the new Year 1 students and whether they are interested to take up DLP option. So, this procedure and guideline assumes the initial interest comes from school, not parents. And this application process ends by June of current year whereby MOE gives approval to run DLP classes.

5. Clause 7 refer to responsibility of parents and school in application of DLP. School must give DLP application form to parents of Year 1/Form 1 students by 1st week of school. There is also an appeal process if the students is not selected for DLP.

All the relevant forms are  provided in the circular so schools need not waste time creating forms and so on. Example below is the application form for parents to fill up.

 

 

In conclusion, the new circular has removed some of the hurdles in implementing DLP. However since it was released very late, the deadline for schools to send application to run DLP is long over. Perhaps there were briefings held early of the year, but quite doubtful as no news on such briefing.  If the school didn’t make any application this year so far, MOE must give some leeway to allow schools to apply immediately and submit by some date before end of the year. Also there must a process for parents to initiate the application as some schools may be hesitant to implement DLP due to other agendas.

Fruit Plus candy contains beef gelatine

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I’m sure many of us have come across this Fruit Plus candy before. Its commonly available in restaurants, mini markets, convenience store and is also one items provided in party packs for children’s functions. There are a variety of flavors (refer http://www.lbbg.com.my/kheesan/products2/chewy_candies_fruitplus.php) available.

For conservative Hindus and Buddhists (and also vegetarians), do remember to read the ingredients.

As you can see above, its stated “Mengandungi gelatin makan daripada lembu” and “Contains edible gelatine from beef”.

Unfortunately, quite a few Indian restaurants also sell this product. Hopefully consumers are more vigilant.

General Elections GE14 Indian Candidates Results

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This post is continuously updated until all results are finalised.

last updated: 4.25 am 10 May 2018. All updated except 2 seats in Selangor.

Selangor

P.94 HULU SELANGOR
Pengundi: 100,900
Datuk P.Kamalanathan (BN) (27,392)
Leow Hsiad Hui (PKR)
P.Kumar (BEBAS) (426)
Dr. Wan Mat Sulaiman (PAS)
GE13 : Datuk P.Kamalanathan (BN) Majority: 3,414

 

N.11 IJOK
Pengundi: 20,734
K.R. Parthiban (BN) (6800)
Idris Ahmad (PKR)
Jefri Mejan (PAS)
T. Kumaran (PRM) (76)
GE13: Idris Ahmad (PKR) Majority: 739

 

N.15 TAMAN TEMPLER
Pengundi: 36,034
Datuk Ir. Md. Nasir Ibrahim (BN)
Mohd. Sany Hamzan (PKR)
Koh Swe Yong (PRM)
Zaidy Abdul Talib (PAS)
B. Rajandran (108)
GE13: Zaidy Abdul Talib (PAS) Majority: 7,467

 

N.16 SUNGAI TUA
Pengundi: 30,873
Datuk N.Rawisandran (BN) (6072)
Amirudin Shari (PKR)
Mohammad Ibrahim (PAS)
Badrul Hisam Md Zin (BEBAS)
GE13: Amirudin Shari (PKR) Majority: 3,261

 

N.24 SEMENYIH
Pengundi: 40,264
Datuk Johan Abdul Aziz (BN)
Mohd. Rais Zulkifli (PKR)
S. Arutchelvan (PSM) (1293)
Mad Shamour Mad Kosim (PAS)
GE13: Datuk Johan Aziz (BN) Majority: 4,757

 

P.103 PUCHONG
Pengundi: 82,698
Datuk Ang Chin Tat (BN)
Gobind Singh Deo (PKR) (60429) Majority: 47635
Mohd. Rosharizan Mohd Rozlan (PAS)
GE13: Gobind Singh Deo (DAP) Majority: 32,802

 

N.34 BUKIT GASING
Pengundi: 42,882
Chai Ko Thing (BN)
Datuk Seri David Sew Kah Heng (PAS)
Rajiv Rishyakaran (PKR) (29,366) Majority: 25,835
GE13: Rajiv Rishyakaran (DAP) Majority: 15,842

 

P107 SUNGAI BULOH
Pengundi: 73,448
A.Pakas Rao (BN) (16,681)
Sivarasa Rasiah (PKR) (43,631) Majority: 26,634
Zainurizzaman Moharam (PSM)
Nuridah Mohd Salleh (PAS)
GE13: R.Sivarasa (PKR) Majority: 26,719

 

N.39 KOTA DAMANSARA
Pengundi: 40,953
Datuk Halimaton Saadiah Bohan (BN)
Shatiri Mansor (PKR)
Siti Rohaya Ahad (PAS)
Sivarajan Arumugam (PSM) (435)
GE13: Halimaton Saadiah Bohan (BN) Majority: 1,527

 

P.109 KAPAR
Pengundi: 106,124
Datuk M.Mohana (BN) (26412)
Datuk Abdullah Sani Hamid (PKR)
S.Manikavasagam (PRM) (525)
Dr. Abdul Rani Osman (PAS)
GE13: G. Manivannan (PKR) Majority: 23,790

 

N.42 MERU
Pengundi: 32,181
Khairul Anuar Saimun (BN)
Fakhrulrazi Mohd Mokhtar (PKR)
Nor Najhan Mohd Soleh (PAS)
S.Manikavasagam (PRM) (346)
GE13: Dr. Abdul Rani Osman (PAS) Majority: 9,079

 

N.43 SEMENTA
Pengundi: 37,089
Datuk Saroni Judi (BN)
Dr. Daroyah Alwi (PKR)
Wan Hasrina Wan Hassan (PAS)
N. Ghandi (PRM) (120)
GE13: Dr. Daroyah Alwi (PKR) Majority: 7,846

 

N.44 SELAT KLANG
Pengundi: 36,854
Dr. Mohd. Khairi Hussin (BN)
Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari (PKR)
Jeichandran Wadivelu (PRM) (52)
Dr. Halimah Ali (PAS)
GE13: Datuk Teng Chang Khim (DAP) Majority: 11,309

 

P.110 KLANG
Pengundi: 136,222
Datuk Chin Eu Boon (BN)
Charles Anthony Santiago (PKR)
Khairulshah Kotapan Abdullah (PAS)
G.Puvananderan (BEBAS)
GE13: Charles Anthony Santiago (DAP) Majority: 24,685

 

N.46 PELABUHAN KLANG
Pengundi: 28,604
Datuk Sheikh Rajesh Sheikh Ahmad (BN)
Azmizam Zaman Huri (PKR)
V. Shanmuga Sundram (PSM)
Khalid Nayan (PAS)
GE13: Tan Sri Abdul Khalid Ibrahim(Bebas) Majority: 2,994

 

N.47 PANDAMARAN
Pengundi: 54,864
Tee Hooi Ling (BN)
Tony Leong (PKR)
G.S Santokh Singh (PAS)
GE13: Tan Pok Shyong (DAP) Majority: 9,176

 

N.48 SENTOSA
Pengundi: 41,261
R. Subramaniam (BN) (4506)
Dr. Gunaraj George (PKR) (38,106) Majority: 33,600
M. Telai Amblam (PRM) (79)
Rajan Manikesavan (PAS) (1722)
PS Rajoo (95)

GE13: V. Ganabatirau (DAP) Majority: 13,369

 

P.111 KOTA RAJA
Pengundi: 121,126
V.Gunalan (BN) (17,874)
Mohamad Sabu (PKR)
Mohamed Diah Baharun (PAS)
GE13: Dr. Siti Mariah Mahmud (PAS) Majority: 29,395

 

N.50 KOTA KEMUNING
Pengundi: 38,342
Tiew Hock Huat (BN)
V. Ganabathirao (PKR) (28,617) Majority: 21,639
Burhan Adnan (PAS)
Abdul Razak Ismail (PSM)
Rajasekaran (93)
GE13: Mat Shuhaimi Shafiei (PKR) Majority: 12,510

 

P.112 KUALA LANGAT
Pengundi: 89,075
Shahril Sufian Hamdan (BN)
Dr. Xavier Jayakumar Arulanandam (PKR) (43,239) Majority: 17,112
Datuk Yahya Baba (PAS)
GE13: Abdullah Sani Hamid (PKR) Majority: 5,358

 

N.56 SUNGAI PELEK
Pengundi: 23,989
Ng Chok Sin (BN)
Ronnie Liu (PKR)
Rohaya Mohd Shahir (PAS)
Harry Arul Raj Krishnan (79)
GE13:Lai Nyuk Lan(DAP) Majority: 1,972

 

JOHOR

P.140 SEGAMAT
Pengundi:  55,350
Datuk Seri Dr. S.Subramaniam (BN) (18,584)
Santhara Kumar (PKR) (24060) Majority: 5,476
Khairul Faizi Ahmad Kamil (PAS)
GE13: Datuk Seri S. Subramaniam (BN) Majority: 1,217

 

N.6 BEKOK
Pengundi: 21,958
Tan Chong (BN)
Dr S. Ramakrishnan (PKR) (9705) Majority: 2457
GE13 : Lim Eng Guan (DAP)  Majority: 1,401

 

N.9 GAMBIR
Pengundi: 22,726
Datuk M Asojan Muniyandy (BN) (7192)
Datuk Dr Mahfodz Mohamed (PAS)
Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yasin (PKR)
GE13: M. Asojan (BN) Majority: 310

 

N.14 BUKIT NANING
Pengundi: 17,834
Datuk Hassan Johari (BN)
Azman Ibrahim (PAS)
S Jeganathan (BEBAS) (364)
Md Ysahrudin Kusni (PKR)
GE13: Datuk Seri Saipolbahari Suib (BN) Majority: 1,455

 

N.27 LAYANG-LAYANG
Pengundi: 19,842
Datuk Onn Hafiz Ghazi (BN)
Mohd Jubri Selamat (PAS)
Murugan Muthusamy (PKR) (7085)
GE13: Abd. Mutalip Abd. Rahim  (BN) Majority: 2,518

 

N.30 PALOH
Pengundi: 21,399
Teoh Yap Kun (BN)
Sheikh Umar Bagharib Ali (PKR)
Shamugam Munisamy (BEBAS) (61)
GE13: Teoh Yap Kun (BN) Majority: 103

 

N.31 KAHANG
Pengundi: 22,738
R.Vidyananthan (BN) (10.768) Majority: 2,861
Noorlihan Ariffin (PKR)
GE13: R. Vidyananthan (BN) Majority: 7,801

 

N.33 TENGGAROH
Pengundi: 28,638
K.Raven Kumar (BN) (12,309) Majority: 5,765
A Rahman A Hamid (PAS)
Rahamizon Abdul Ghani (PKR)
GE13: K. Raven Kumar (BN) Majority: 13,014

 

N.40 TIRAM
Pengundi: 60,686
Datuk Maulizan Bujang (BN)
Azman Atmin (PAS)
Gopalakrishnan Subramaniam (PKR) (26,573) Majority: 8,098
GE13: Datuk Maulizan Bujang (BN) Majority: 8,178

 

N.42 JOHOR JAYA
Pengundi: 61,079
Datuk Tan Cher Puk (BN)
R Kumutha (PAS) (2,605)
Liow Cai Tung (PKR)
GE13: Liow Cai Tung (DAP) Majority: 1,460

 

N.48 SKUDAI
Pengundi: 70,928
Datuk S.Kanan (BN) (12,233)
Tan Hong Ping (PKR)
GE13: Dr. Boo Cheng Hau (DAP) Majority: 18,050

 

KEDAH

N.22 GURUN
Pengundi: 26,015
Datuk Boey Chin Gan (BN)
Datuk Johari Abdul (PKR)
Muzaini Azizan (PAS)
M Palaniappan (BEBAS) (167)
GE13: Dr. Leong Yong Kong (BN) Majority: 1,296

 

N.25 BUKIT SELAMBAU
Pengundi: 41,654
Datuk Jaspal Singh (BN) (9,449)
Summugam Rengasamy (PKR) (17,573) Majority: 5,635
Dr Mohd Ali Sulaiman (PAS)
GE13: R. Krishnamoorthy (PKR) Majority: 530

 

P.15 SUNGAI PETANI
Pengundi: 101,829
Shahanim Mohamad Yusoff (BN)
Datuk Johari Abdul (PKR)
Shahrir Long (PAS)
Sritharan Pichathu (PRM) (279)
GE13: Datuk Johari Abdul (PKR) Majority: 9,548

 

P.17 PADANG SERAI
Pengundi: 74,621
Datuk Dr. Leong Yong Kong (BN)
Karupaiya Mutusamy (PKR) (31,274) Majority: 8813
Muhamad Sobri Osman (PAS)
GE13: Surendran Nagarajan (PKR) Majority: 8,437

 

N.34 LUNAS
Pengundi: 44,938
Thuraisingam Muthu (BN) (7,489)
Azman Nasrudin (PKR)
Ahmad Taufiq Baharum (PAS)
GE13: Azman Nasrudin (PKR) Majority: 9,084

 

KUALA LUMPUR

P.115 BATU
Pengundi: 73,533
Dr. Dominic Lau Hoe Chai (BN)
Azhar Yahya (PAS)
VM Panjamothy Muthusamy (BEBAS) (383)
Prabakaran M Parameswaran (BEBAS) (38125)
GE13: Chua Tian Chang (PKR) Majority: 13,284

 

P.117 SEGAMBUT
Pengundi: 71,916
Datuk Dr. Loga Bala Mohan (BN) (7,442)
Yeoh Tseow Suan (PKR)
Mohd. Solleh Abdul Razak (PAS)
GE13: Lim Lip Eng (PKR) Majority: 19,199

 

PAHANG

P.78 CAMERON HIGHLANDS
Pengundi: 32,048
Datuk C. Sivaraajh (BN) (10,307) Majority: 597
Wan Mahadir Wan Mahmud (PAS)
M. Manogaran (PKR) (9710)
Mohd. Tahir Kassim (BERJASA)
Suresh Kumar (PSM) (680)
GE13: Datuk Seri G.Palanivel (BN) Majority: 462

 

N.1 TANAH RATA
Pengundi: 19,505
Leong Tack Man (BN)
Chiong Yoke Kong (PKR)
Datuk S. Kumar (PAS) (600)
GE13: Leong Ngah Ngah (DAP) Majority: 3,144

 

P.89 BENTONG
Pengundi: 67,359
Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (BN)
Wong Tack (PKR)
N. Balasubramaniam (PAS) (5,706)
GE13: Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (BN) Majority: 379

 

N.35 SABAI
Pengundi: 11,971
Datuk R. Goonasekaren (BN) (3879)
Kamache A. Doray Rajoo (PKR) (4374)  Majority: 495
Mohd. Khairuddin Abdullah (PAS)
T. Karunaneethi (BEBAS) (145)
GE13: Kamache A. Doray Rajoo (DAP) Majority: 117

 

PENANG

N.8 BAGAN JERMAL
Pengundi: 24,860
Ang Chor Keong (BN)
Fabian George Albart (PFP)
Teoh Chai Deng (PRM)
M Hari Devyndran (MU) (106)
Soon Lip Chee (PKR)
GE13: Lim Hock Seng (DAP) Majority: 11,855

 

N.9 BAGAN DALAM
Pengundi: 18,414
J. Dhinagaran (BN) (3918)
M. Satees (PKR) (10,701) Majority: 6,783
Jasper Ooi Zong Han (PFP)
Teoh Huck Ping (PRM)
Teoh Uat Lye (MU)
GE13: A. Tanasekharan (DAP) Majority: 5,161

 

P.46 BATU KAWAN
Pengundi: 59,144
Jayanthi Devi Balakrishna (BN) (9130)
Kasthurirani Patto (PKR) (42,683) Majority: 33,553
Jay Kumar Balakrishna (PAS) (2636)
Datuk Ooi Khar Giap (PFP)
GE13: P. Kasthurirani (DAP) Majority: 25,962

 

N.16 PERAI
Pengundi: 16,064
Suresh Muniandy (BN) (2194)
P.Ramasamy Palanisamy (PKR) (11243) Majority: 9049
Ooi Khar Giap (PFP)
M Samuganathan (PRM) (37)
G Asoghan (33)
Isumary Retnam (BEBAS) (23)
GE13: Prof. P. Ramasamy (DAP) Majority: 7,959

 

N.18 BUKIT TAMBUN
Pengundi: 23,334
Hartini Tan Abdullah (BN)
Goh Choon Aik (PKR)
Kumaravelu Arumugam (PAS) (735)
Ong Seong Lu (PFP)
Goh Bee Koon (PRM)
GE13: Law Choo Kiang (PKR) Majority: 11,020

 

N.23 AIR PUTIH
Pengundi: 12,752
Tang Heap Seng (BN)
Lim Guan Eng (PKR)
Tan Gin Theam (PCM)
R Manikandan (MU) (83)
GE13: Lim Guan Eng (DAP) Majority: 7,744

 

N.27 PENGKALAN KOTA
Pengundi: 19,927
Lim Swee Bok (BN)
Gooi Zi Sen (PKR)
Chew Seng Tung (PRM)
Koay Teng Lye (MU)
Ragindran Sivasamy (BEBAS) (87)
GE13: Lau Keng Ee (DAP) Majority: 13,600

 

P.50 JELUTONG
Pengundi: 72,772
J Baljit Singh (BN) (12,529)
RSN Rayer (PKR) (50,700) Majority: 38,171
Tan Sim Bee (MU)
GE13: Ooi Chuan Aun (DAP) Majority: 25,750

 

N.29 DATOK KERAMAT
Pengundi: 22,034
Lee Boon Ten (BN)
Jagdeep Singh Deo (PKR) (13,712) Majority: 9,561
M Nicholas Diane (PFP)
Lim Boo Chang (MU)
Muhammad Majnun Abdul Wahab (BEBAS)
GE13: Jagdeep Singh Deo (DAP) Majority: 5,020

 

P.51 BUKIT GELUGOR
Pengundi: 84,755
Low Joo Hiap (BN)
Ramkarpal Singh (PKR) (65,622) Majority: 55,951
Lai Xue Ching (MU)
GE13: Ramkarpal Singh (DAP) Majority: 37,659

 

N.35 BATU UBAN
Pengundi: 29,541
Hng Chee Wey (BN)
Kumaresan Aramugam (PKR) (21,079) Majority: 17,273
Vikneswaran Muniandy (PAS) (1176)
Teoh Kean Liang (PFP)
Teoh Kok Siang (MU)
GE13: T. Jayabalan (PKR) Majority: 9,857

 

Negeri Sembilan

N.7 JERAM PADANG
Pengundi: 11,336
Datuk L. Manickam (BN) (3702) Majority: 1,062
S Musliadi Sabtu (PKR)
Mohd Fairuz Mohd Isa (PAS)
S. Surash (BEBAS) (2640)
GE13: Datuk L. Manikam (BN) Majority: 2,691

 

N.10 NILAI
Pengundi: 20,629
Leaw Kok Chan (BN)
J. Arul Kumar (PKR) (14,219) Majority: 9,825
Mohd Abu Zarim Abdul Rahman (PAS)
GE13: J. Arul Kumar (DAP) Majority: 4,047

 

N.11 LOBAK
Pengundi: 18,634
Lim Kok Kian (BN)
Chew Seh Yong (PKR)
S. Balamurugan (PAP) (92)
GE13: Siow Kim Leong (DAP) Majority: 8,270

 

P.130 RASAH
Pengundi: 88,403
Ng Kian Nam (BN)
Cha Kee Chin (PKR)
Mohd Khairil Anuar Mohd Wafa (PAS)
A. David Dass (PAP) (302)
GE13: Teo Kok Seong (DAP) Majority: 24,101

 

N.20 LABU
Pengundi: 15,158
Datuk Hasim Rusdi (BN)
Ismail Ahmad (PKR)
Mohd Khairil Anuar Mohd Wafa (PAS)
A. David Dass (PAP) (46)
GE13: Datuk Hasim Rusdi (BN) Majority: 1,511

 

N.22 RAHANG
Pengundi: 15,144
Yap Siok Moy (BN)
Mary Josephine Prittam Singh (PKR) (10,018) Majority: 6560
P. Saraswathy (PAP) (66)
GE13: Marry Josephine Prittam Singh (DAP) Majority: 1,964

 

N.23 MAMBAU
Pengundi: 20,541
Ho Choy Shin (BN)
Yap Yew Weng (PKR)
T. Parimala Devi (PAP) (101)
GE13: Wong May May (DAP) Majority: 6,089

 

N.24 SEREMBAN JAYA
Pengundi: 15,761
Datuk Choong Vee Hing (BN)
P. Gunasekaren (PKR) (13,760) Majority: 10,507
X. Sagaya Rajan (PAP) (99)
GE13: P. Gunasekaren (DAP) Majority: 3,335

 

P.132 PORT DICKSON
Pengundi: 70,524
Datuk V. Mogan (BN) (18,515)
Danyal Balagopal Abdullah (PKR) (36,225) Majority: 17,710
Mahfuz Roslan (PAS)
GE13: Datuk Kamarul Baharin Abbas (PKR) Majority: 1,579

 

N.33 SRI TANJUNG
Pengundi: 14,926
R. Thinalan (BN) (3,336)
M. Ravi (PKR) (7,366) Majority: 4,030
Kamarol Ridzuan Mohd Zain (PAS)
GE13: M.Ravi (PKR) Majority: 3,260

 

N.36 REPAH
Pengundi: 19,107
Koh Kim Swee (BN)
S. Veerapan (PKR) (9,568) Majority: 4,758
Abdul Razakek Abdul Rahim (PAS)

Perak

N30 BUNTONG
Pengundi: 27,894
T. Thangarani (BN) (2,682)
A. Sivasumbramaniam (PKR) (18,005) Majority: 15,323
R. Mohanarani (PSM) (813)

P66 BATU GAJAH
Pengundi: 81,399
Leong Chee Wai (BN)
V. Sivakumar (PKR) (52,850) Majority: 43,868
K. Kunasekaran (PSM) (955)

N31 JELAPANG
Pengundi: 24,729
K. Thankaraj (BN) (1,753)
Cheah Poh Hian (PKR)
M. Sarasyathy (PSM) (944)

N41 MALIM NAWAR
Pengundi: 22,842
Chang Gwo Chyang (BN)
Leong Cheok Keng (PKR)
K. Bawani (PSM) (213)

P72 TAPAH
Pengundi: 45,174
Datuk M. Saravanan (BN) (16086) Majority: 614
Mohamed Azni Mohamed Ali (PKR)
Norazli Musa (Pas)

N54 HUTAN MELINTANG
Pengundi: 31,242
Datuk Khairuddin Tarmizi (BN)
G. Manivannan (PKR) (10,220)
Mohd. Misbahul Munir Masduki (Pas)

N55 PASIR BEDAMAR
Pengundi: 31,439
Kong Sun Chin (BN)
Terence Naidu @ Raja Naidu (PKR) (19,480) Majority: 14,520
S. Kumaresan (Pas) (939)

Melaka
N7 GADEK
Pengundi: 12,922
P. Panirchelvam (BN) (4,085)
G. Saminathan (PKR) (4,392) Majority: 307
Emransyah Ismail (Pas)

Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS1M) for Indian Community

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According to the Malaysian Indian Blueprint, one of the initiatives planned for the Indian community is a special allocation to invest in Amanah Saham 1Malaysia (AS1M). This was also mentioned in Budget 2018 speech by Prime Minister. A total of RM1.5billion is allocated via AS1M fund to the community, with a maximum limit of 30,000 units per person. That means about 50,000 people if everyone fully utilise their allocation.

The agency in charge is SEDIC, an unit under the Prime Minister’s Department. You can find SEDIC’s FB post on AS1M here.

To help those in low income category, specifically the B40 group (having household income below Rm4680 as of 2017), the government is given a soft loan of RM5,000 per person. RM500 million is allocated for 100,000 families via interest-free loan for five years (monthly repayment of RM83++ for 5 years). It is expected that the return from the investment will be sufficient to pay for the loan.  However based on the dividend rates for past few years, assuming return of 6.5%, the dividend will be RM325 while repayment for 12 months will be RM1,000.

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The procedure to apply for the RM5,000 soft loan will be announced in February and remember it is for the low income category define as in B40 group. However, regardless of being in B40 group or not,  you can start buying the AS1M units starting from Monday 29th January 2018.

The units can be bought beginning 29 January 2018 from ASNB branches  (click here to see list of branches) or its agent banks (Maybank, CIMB, RHB, POS Malaysia, Affin Bank, Alliance Bank, Am Bank, Bank Muamalat or Bank Simpanan Nasional).

For those already having invested in AS1M before, you can top-up until reach 30,000 unit at the branches or via online at myasnb.com.my .

If you are wondering about the unit prices, AS1M trades at RM1 per unit as shown below (price from ASNB website:

Let’s do a rough calculation for 5 years with 6.5% return per annum:

Year Investment Value (RM) Dividend (RM)
2018 5000.00 325.00
2019 5325.00 346.13
2020 5671.13 368.62
2021 6039.75 392.58
2022 6432.33 418.10
6850.43

With RM5,000 investment, you can get RM6,850.43, a return of 37% or average of 7.4% per year.

Its obviously better than FD rates, but face competition from unit trusts which tend to offer better returns (Disclaimer: I’m not promoting any unit trust products).  For those looking to diversify their investments, can consider investing some amount in AS1M or even other unit trusts under ASNB provided you are qualified.

Read the  ASNB Statement on AS1M.

And finally, some info on eligibility:

 

    1. Kriteria Kelayakan
      1. Apakah kriteria–kriteria kelayakan untuk memohon Skim ini?
        • Permohonan terbuka kepada masyarakat India warganegara Malaysia:
          • Akaun Dewasa (18 tahun ke atas)
          • Akaun Bijak (ibu bapa atau penjaga sah yang melabur bagi kanak-kanak warganegara yang berumur 18 tahun dan ke bawah serta mempunyai sijil kelahiran yang sah).
        • Pemohon tidak mempunyai pegangan unit AS 1Malaysia atau telah menjadi pemegang unit namun mempunyai pegangan unit kurang daripada 30,000 unit.
        • Pemohon tidak diisytiharkan muflis semasa memohon serta sepanjang tempoh penyertaan dalam Skim.
    1. Cara-cara Memohon
      1. Bagaimanakah saya membuat permohonan untuk melanggan unit-unit tambahan AS 1Malaysia ini?

Pemohon yang berminat bolehlah datang ke Cawangan ASNB atau mana-mana Ejen ASNB di seluruh negara:

        • Maybank
        • CIMB
        • RHB
        • Pos Malaysia
        • Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN)
        • Affin Bank
        • Alliance Bank
        • AmBank
        • Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad

 

      1. Selain daripada Cawangan ASNB dan Ejen ASNB, apakah saluran lain untuk saya melanggan unit-unit tambahan AS 1Malaysia ini?
        1. Portal myASNB: Pemegang unit sedia ada yang mempunyai baki kurang daripada 30,000 unit dalam AS 1Malaysia dan telah mendaftar sebagi pengguna Portal myASNB boleh menambah pelaburan AS 1Malaysia di Portal myASNB, tertakluk kepada unit-unit yang masih ada untuk dilanggan.
        2. Perbankan Internet: Tambahan pelaburan juga boleh dilakukan secara atas talian menerusi Maybank2u, CIMBClicks, AffinOnline dan RHBNow, tertakluk kepada terma dan syarat serta unit-unit masih ada untuk dilanggan.
        3. Bentuk bayaran: Pemohon boleh membeli unit-unit tambahan AS 1Malaysia menggunakan Tunai/ Bank Deraf/Cek/Banker’s Cheque, tertakluk kepada unit-unit yang masih ada untuk dilanggan.

 

         Perhatian:

 

  • Pelaburan melalui cek atau bank deraf atau Banker’s Cheque hanya boleh dilakukan di ASNB Kaunter Utama Kuala Lumpur atau cawangan ASNB sahaja.

 

  • Cek pelaburan tambahan hanya diterima atas nama ‘Amanah Saham Nasional Berhad’.
  • Pelaburan melalui cek atas nama `Pemegang Unit’ atau Penjaga Berdaftar’ dibenarkan sekiranya cek dikeluarkan oleh yang berikut:

 

 

            1. Kerajaan Malaysia
            2. Syarikat di bawah Kumpulan PNB
            3. Syarikat Berkaitan Kerajaan (GLCs)
            4. Syarikat Penerima Labur PNB (Investee Company)

         Permohonan melalui Cek/Bank Deraf/Banker’s Cheque adalah tertakluk kepada tarikh Cek/Bank Deraf/Banker’s Cheque dijelaskan.

        1. Skim Pelaburan Ahli KWSP : Pemohon boleh membeli unit-unit tambahan AS 1Malaysia melalui Skim Pelaburan Ahli KWSP, tertakluk kepada unit-unit yang masih ada untuk dilanggan. Transaksi langganan unit hanya akan disahkan apabila ASNB menerima pembayaran dari pihak KWSP (mengambil masa 7 hari bekerja daripada permohonan pelabur diterima hingga pembayaran oleh KWSP).

 

Walau bagaimanapun langganan unit-unit tambahan AS 1 Malaysia ini berdasarkan ‘siapa cepat dia dapat’ dan tertakluk kepada unit-unit yang masih ada untuk dilanggan.

Read more at ASNB page.

Guru punca masalah KBAT (HOTS) ?

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This is quite a statement. Granted the sample of survey is very small, less than 3% of the schools. Not sure how valid that is. But in that small sample, 60% are below par, and 40% is either good or excellent. Reason being (mainly I suppose) is teachers acceptance and understanding of HOTS (or KBAT in BM). Higher Order Thinking Skills (Kemahiran Berfikir Aras Tinggi). This points to – rushed implementation, lack of planning, or mismatch between expectation and reality. We have half a million teachers to train, not only technically but mindset and culture. Perhaps the initiative should have been started on smaller scale, but then you will end up with syllabus which is not standardised.

Oh, I’m back in action btw. Just the second post for the year, what an underachievement.

Penerimaan dan pemahaman guru antara punca 169 buah sekolah berada di bawah tahap baik dan cemerlang hasil pemeriksaan penarafan amalan terbaik Kemahiran Berfikir Aras Tinggi (KBAT).

Timbalan Menteri Pendidikan, Datuk P. Kamalanathan berkata statistik itu mewakili 60 peratus daripada 282 buah sekolah rendah dan menengah yang dinilai oleh Jemaah Nazir dan Jaminan Kualiti.

“Dalam 282 sekolah hanya 40 peratus sekolah ini telah mencapai tahap baik dan cemerlang sementara 60 peratus sekolah masih ada masalah (berada di bawah tahap baik).

“Hasil penilaian mendapati, masalah ini berpunca daripada penerimaan dan pemahaman guru-guru dan proses ini (menambah baik) sedang berlangsung sekarang. Guru-guru sedang dilatih, bukan sahaja melalui Kementerian Pendidikan malah melalui tenaga pengajar,” katanya pada persidangan Dewan Rakyat di sini hari ini.

Tambah Kamalanathan, para guru yang telah dilatih dan dapat memahami budaya KBAT akan menjadi duta kementerian untuk memaklumkan kepada guru-guru lain serta cara untuk mengaplikasikannya.

Bagaimanapun katanya, para guru dari sekolah berkenaan juga sedang dibimbing menerusi ini inisiatif SIP+ dan SISC+.

Sementara itu, penilaian pelaksanaan KBAT dalam pentaksiran hanya dapat dilaksanakan sebaik sahaja analisis keputusan UPSR tahun 2017 diperoleh dengan membandingkan pencapaian calon berdasaran pertimbangan terhadap kualiti, ketekalan, ketepatan, keadilan dan bukannya membuat perbandingan dengan keputusan UPSR tahun lalu.

Jelasnya, keputusan dan prestasi UPSR tahun 2016 tidak boleh dijadikan perbandingan dengan keputusan UPSR bagi tahun-tahun sebelumnya kerana format serta instrument yang digunakan adalah berdasarkan kepada Kurikulum Standard Sekolah Rendah (KSSR).

source: http://www.astroawani.com/berita-malaysia/kelemahan-guru-punca-60-peratus-sekolah-hadapi-masalah-kbat-159944