EDUCATION: Back to school blues

ONE day you’re in. The next day you’re out. And, no, we’re not talking about Heidi Klum or fashion. On Jan 16, three days before schools reopened, the Education Ministry announced that institutions under its purview would continue to conduct home-based teaching and learning (PdPR). Only students sitting for the 2020 Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia, Sijil…

Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard indicted in U.S. on sex trafficking charges

WINNIPEG, Manitoba/NEW YORK (Reuters) -The Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard was charged on Tuesday with sex trafficking, racketeering and other crimes targeting dozens of women and underage girls over a quarter century in three countries, U.S. authorities said.Canadian police arrested Nygard in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Monday at the U.S. government’s request under the countries’ extradition…

Higher Education Minister congratulates fashion designer Rizalman Ibrahim on appointment to UiTM board

PETALING JAYA: Higher Education Minister Datuk Dr Noraini Ahmad has extended heartfelt congratulations to Malaysian-born fashion designer Datuk Rizalman Ibrahim on his appointment as Universiti Teknologi Mara’s (UiTM) newest board member. “Based on my experience, I am confident that Rizalman will be able to contribute his expertise and devotion, especially in the field of entrepreneurship,…

Factbox: Who is France's new prime minister, Jean Castex?

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron named Jean Castex as his new prime minister on Friday, seeking to refashion his presidency as France emerges from the coronavirus crisis.Here are some facts about the new low-profile prime minister:* Castex, 55, coordinated the easing of France’s coronavirus lockdown, earning the nickname ‘Monsieur Deconfinement’.”He was the man who…