Parliament 14 October 2008 – 2009 Budget Debate

Junket to Taiwan, what have BN BBC learned?

Revise the obsolete 2009 Budget

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HSBB – High Speed BroadBand, why subsidy to Tm Net? Why no open access?

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Eurocopter adding to the collection of defense purchase scandals; Scorpene Submarine, Sukhoi Jet

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Police Helicopter Purchase and E-Police

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Utusan again

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  1. #1 by TheWrathOfGrapes on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 3:28 pm

    Sorry Kit, beg your indulgence to post this here, though it is slightly off topic. If need be, we can justify this post as it is about Budget Debate, and the topic below is about education – how the Ministry of Education (Higher) has not delivered.

    Contrast this to the progress made by Indonesian universities. All 3 Indonesian universities were ranked lower than Malaysian universities in the previous year, but all three have improved, with University of Indonesia improving by a massive 108 places to 287th. At his rate, it will surpass Universiti Malaya in no time.

    * * *

    Three Indonesian institutions make it into the top 500 world’s best universities list.

    Put out by the Times Higher Education and QS World University Ranking a ranking of the 500 best universities worldwide has Indonesia represented by: [1]

    * University of Indonesia (UI) – 287th
    * Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) – 315th
    * Gajah Mada University (UGM) – 316th

    Compared to last year:

    * University of Indonesia (UI) – 395th
    * Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) – 369th
    * Gajah Mada University (UGM) – 360th

    Universities from Indonesia that were assessed but failed to make the cut:

    * Airlangga University
    * Bogor Agricultural University
    * University of Brawijaya
    * Diponegoro University

    A spokesman for UI, Devie Rahmawati, said she was very proud, and it was a great gift for the whole country for UI to be named in the list, especially since the timing coincided with Hari Sumpah Pemuda, or Youth Pledge Day. [2]

    Results for Indonesia’s nearest and dearest ASEAN neighbours:

    * National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore – 30th
    * Nanyang Technological University, Singapore – 77th
    * Chulalongkorn University, Thailand – 166th
    * Universiti Malaya (UM), Malaysia – 230th
    * Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia – 250th
    * Mahidol University, Thailand – 251st
    * Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines – 254th
    * University of the Philippines, Philippines – 276th
    * Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Malaysia – 313th
    * Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), Malaysia – 320th
    * Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Malaysia – 356th
    * Kasetsart University, Thailand – 400th

    The scoring for the survey is done 50% on mechanical calculations of such things as proportion of foreign students and faculty, teacher student ratio, number of research citations, etc, while the other 50% is based on peer and employer reviews.

  2. #2 by Jong on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 5:10 pm

    What have BN BBC learned from Taiwan trip?

    – Oh they have learned how to keep their toilets clean and pee without making noice! Those who didn’t go, like Najib got caught!

  3. #3 by Jong on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 5:11 pm

    ooops, sorry spell “noise”.

  4. #4 by goodtimes on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 6:11 pm

    Jong…might I add….PKR going to Taiwan wasn’t a smart move either.They shud have just stayed put.BN moves with no direction whatsoever, expected PKR to do better.

  5. #5 by kftang on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 7:54 pm

    BN BBC has so much funds that it doesn’t know how to spend it! Of all the places they chose for a so-called study trip, what have they learnt?

  6. #6 by Jong on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 9:25 pm

    Goodtimes, agree with you that the ‘PKR team of 5’ sent there to go after them in Taiwan was in my opinion a dumb move, stupid and waste of PKR funds!

  7. #7 by Eddie on Wednesday, 15 October 2008 - 10:15 pm

    Parliment’s opening without PM,so how can we have confidence in this BN, Uncle Lim, ask DSAI to move a motion of no confidence on the goverment immediately.Don’t let the Najis to be our next PM.

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