The Sun Daily
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RM500m a fighter jet? According to Bank Negara, Malaysia's total external debt has risen to RM909 billion in 2016, which is equal to 73.9% of the country's gross domestic product (GDP). This raises a red flag about whether we can afford such levels of defence spending and importantly, is what we are spending allocated wisely on arms priorities considering our debt situation? Taxpayers deserve answers to these key questions: » Are multi-role combat aircraft our priority considering the latest F35s cost at least half a billion ringgit a piece? » And if the F35 Raptors cost more than RM500 million, should these French Rafaels similarly cost more than RM500 million? » Can we see some competitive offers from other manufacturers? Our Defence Ministry says it is planning to replace the RMAF squadron of Russian MiG-29 combat planes. Can we have a report on the relative performances of our MiGs, Sukhois, Hawks and F18s? Can we also have an audit report on the compatibility of our Russian, British, US (and now French?) fighter jets and especially the compatibility of their avionic systems? What lessons do our past purchase choices hold for our future fighter jet procurements? The prime minister has said Malaysia's defence spending will continue to grow as our armed forces have embarked on a long-term plan to modernise and upgrade their equipment and that RM26 billion had been allocated under the 11th Malaysia Plan for defence, public order and enforcement.
BBC Parliament
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the new funding formula. That is the subject of a consultation at the moment and the Secretary of State will be bringing forward her proposals in due course. I would say to her that they think it is hard to defend the current system under which comparable schools with comparable catchment areas but in different parts of the country can.
The Economic Times
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NEW DELHI: Only 40 per cent of engineering graduates got placements after passing out of college. To improve this bleak scenario, the AICTE has decided to introduce summer internships for at least 75 per cent of the students and introduce updated model curriculum, HRD minister Prakash Javadekar said in the Rajya Sabha today. He said the government has set up a target of making at least 60 per cent of engineering graduates in the country employable in the next 5 years. During the Question Hour, members expressed concerns about the quality of education in engineering and teachers training colleges. According to a latest study of the All India Council for Techinical Education (AICTE), only 40 per cent of the engineering students are employable, Javadekar told the House. The government plans to improve this figure from 40 to 60 per cent in 5 years, he said, adding that a plan was being put in place to introduce summer internships for at least 75 per cent of the engineering students to make them "industry ready", he said.
The Economic Times
4 minutes
Sputnik International
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Variety
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BBC Parliament
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to come to my office I will forward his concerns with those details onto the Secretary of State. Domestic dog attacks on she, especially at lambing time at the moment, I real concern not only for the businesses of our farmers across the country, but also for dog owners who are often unaware of the consequences for them and their pets should the.
BBC Parliament
20 minutes
authority, to deal with holes and other repair issues concerning local roads but it is a reality which any responsible government had to accept that resources are finite and the country and the government have to live within their means. We still.
ABC News - International
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BBC Parliament
22 minutes
broad mix of energy sources in this country to ensure that we have security of energy supply and that we can rely increasingly on sources of energy which do not add to the problem of climate change. Eight debate on the Shrewsbury and Telford hospitals trust that has illegally suggested closing the Elliot Dee -- the accident and emergency.
PressTV News
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Voice Of America
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“It’s significant they deny connections to terrorist organizations, deny targeting civilians, and speak mostly of rights-based objectives,” said Matthew Smith, executive director of the NGO Fortify Rights, in an email. “We have no evidence that the group is well-trained, well-financed, or well-organized, but it’s clear they arent going anywhere.” Muslim insurgencies began in 1940s Since Myanmar became independent in 1948, Muslim insurgencies in Rakhine have emerged under different political contexts over the decades, a reflection of self-determination sought by members of other faiths and ethnic groups across the country. Myanmar does not recognize the Rohingya as one of its many ethnic groups, denies them citizenship and has pushed them out of the political sphere. The International Crisis Group said in a report last year that the Faith Movement was formed around 2012 after inter-communal violence in Rakhine killed hundreds and sent more than 120,000 Rohingya into IDP camps in the state capital Sittwe, where they remain today.
Fast Company
27 minutes
It can be used in a way that chills free speech and free association by targeting people attending certain political meetings, protests, churches, or other types of places in the public. And then having a system, with a network of cameras, where you go out in public, that too can be collected. And then used in the wrong hands, nefarious hands it does scare me. Are you aware of any other country that does this? Anybody on this panel? Anybody else doing this? Neither Del Greco nor other members of the panel responded. Jennifer Lynch, a staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, noted that we dont yet appear to be at point where face recognition is being used broadly to monitor the public. But, she said, it is important to place meaningful checks on government use of face recognition now before we reach a point of no return.
Fast Company
27 minutes
If youve been to the DMV to have your drivers license photo taken, theres a good chance your faceis ina little-known groupof databases that functions like a digital police lineup. Except, in this case, you neednt even be suspected of a crime, and soonthe searching couldtake place virtually anywhere, anytime. Its just one example of the exploding use of facial recognition technology in law enforcement, and its raising major concerns among lawmakers and privacy advocates. Im frankly appalled, Representative Paul Mitchell, a Republican from Michigan, told Kimberly Del Greco, the FBIs deputy assistant director of criminal justice, during a House oversight committee hearing last week. I wasnt informed when my drivers license was renewed my photograph was going to be in a repository that could be searched by law enforcement across the country.
BBC Parliament
28 minutes
number of illegal encampments that have been set up in my constituency. There have been major reports of intimidation and threatening behaviour major reports of intimidation and threatening behaviour and I am well aware there are problems in other parts of the country aware there are problems in other parts of the country but it is apparently parts of the country but it is apparently disappointing that local authorities and the police have either a lack of capacity or willingness to use powers to deal with the problems. Some of those problems have been down to anti-social behaviour and they have.
BBC Parliament
31 minutes
that we are embarking on a major change of policy in this country in response to what the people of the United Kingdom as a whole have decided and that now is not the time for a further referendum on a matter that all sides agreed would be.
BBC Parliament
31 minutes
date for a referendum before a majority of the Scottish people have been persuaded that independence and therefore another referendum is the best future for our country is the wrong way round. If we don't succeed we will have no right to propose.
Mashable
32 minutes
What's in a name? A lot apparently, if this first grader's exam question is anything to go by. The question, which came up on a paper given to seven-year-olds in Malaysia, asked students to match up names with various places of worship. SEE ALSO: Bill Nye's new correspondent whose stereotype-challenging work you need to see They were given four names: Devi, Hock Lee, Kamal and Steve, representative of stereotypical names of people in four of the country's main race groups Indian, Chinese, Malay and Caucasian respectively. They were asked to match them up to the "correct" place of worship. The girl matched Devi up to the church, Steve up to the Hindu temple, Kamal to the Chinese temple and Hock Lee to the mosque. Read more... More about Racism , Racial Profiling , Malaysia , and World
ABC News - Entertainment
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BBC News 24
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What we are both looking for is that comprehensive trade agreement, which gives that ability to trade freely into the European single market. And for them, and for them to trade with us. It would be a different relationship, but I think it can have the same benefits in terms of that free access to trade. Labour insisted it would hold the government to account at every turn. More than ever, Britain needs a government that will deliver for the whole country, not just the few
BBC Parliament
38 minutes
the National Health Service is that there can be a severe disparity of performance between different trusts or different hospitals in different parts of the country, and one of the objectives that NHS England wants to secure is to make certain that the best practice, the successes of the most innovative parts of the.
Mashable
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What's in a name? A lot apparently, if this first grader's exam question is anything to go by. The question, which came up on a paper given to seven-year-olds in Malaysia, asked students to match up names with various places of worship. SEE ALSO: Bill Nye's new correspondent whose stereotype-challenging work you need to see They were given four names: Devi, Hock Lee, Kamal and Steve, representative of stereotypical names of people in four of the country's main race groups Indian, Chinese, Malay and Caucasian respectively. They were asked to match them up to the "correct" place of worship. The girl matched Devi up to the church, Steve up to the Hindu temple, Kamal to the Chinese temple and Hock Lee to the mosque. Read more... More about Racism , Racial Profiling , Malaysia , and World
ABC News - International
42 minutes
The U.N.'s refugee agency says the number of Syrians who have fled the country after six years of war has topped the five-million mark
Sky News
an hour
further apart. Overall, there is a lot to play for in this negotiation. Article 50 was written in a way that made it difficult for the country that is leaving. We have two factor that into our negotiations. The government is starting.