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Top 5 at 5: KKB By-Elections a Bellwether for Unity Government?

Ben Suffian, Program Director, Merdeka Center

02-Apr-24 17:00

Top 5 at 5: KKB By-Elections a Bellwether for Unity Government?

Today's top 5 stories are:

1. The possibility of Sarawak using the Cambridge syllabus assessment for Primary 6 students starting from 2026.

2. The controversy surrounding the Education Minister Fadhlina Sidek appearing to reject the use of the word 'kafir' to refer to non-Muslims.

3. A third Molotov cocktail thrown at a KK Mart outlet, this time in Kuching.

4. The Prime Minister warning governmental agencies and departments that they're under close watch, following recent headlines about corruption.

5. A look ahead to the Kuala Kubu Bharu by-elections, widely seen as a bellwether for national politics, and the unity government.

For these stories, we heard from Shahnaz al-Sadat, Chairperson of LeapEd Services, Associate Professor Dr Surinderpal Kaur, Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics at University Malaya, Bandar Kuching MP Dr Kelvin Yii, Sudhagaran Stanley, Anti-Corruption & Good Governance Consultant, and Ben Suffian from Merdeka Center.

Image credit: BUTENKOV ALEKSEI, Shutterstock

Produced by: Sudais Ferhard, Hannah Kuah, Alia Zefri

Presented by: Sharaad Kuttan, Kam Raslan

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Categories:  educationcontroversiescorruptiongovernmentpolitics

Tags:  cambridge syllabuskafirkk martcorruptionby-elections

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