Malaysia

Total population (in thousands) 29,465 (2013)
Population aged 14 years and younger (in thousands) 7,511 (2013)
Out-of-school children 93,743 (2005)
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Malaysia: Changing mindsets through education

XI used to be an angry child. He would come to class grumpy and could not tolerate criticism. At one time, when another student laughed at his work, he become aggressive, shouted at the boy and wanted to punch him. That was five years ago. Today, the 18-year-old is a...

Malaysia: ‘Help on the way for undocumented children’

KUCHING: Children without proper documentations in the state will soon be receiving assistance from the state National Registration Department (JPN) and the state Education Department under a new strategic cooperation this year. The formation of the strategic...

Malaysia: Never too late to learn

This UNHCR video holds up the example of young Somali refugee Nawa, who has beat the odds and gained an education in Malaysia. For most of her life, Nawa watched as other children went to school. As a refugee, that looked set to continue when she arrived in Malaysia,...

Reaching out to homeless kids through education

Being an educator requires sincerity and great patience, especially when teaching children who had never received formal education. However, thanks to the sheer determination in ensuring that children nationwide have viable access to education, Zulkernai Fauzi, the...

MCA aims to improve vocational education in Malaysia

Vocational professions are the cornerstone of the Malaysian economy and the MCA is committed to raising the bar for vocational education to increase productivity across all sectors, says Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai (pic). In his Labour Day message, the MCA president...

Help refugees move on

ACCORDING to a report from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in 2011, the largest group of refugees in Malaysia is from Myanmar. Most of the refugees are Christian Chins and Muslim Rohingyas, and about 22% of them are aged below 18, 31% are...

Education Ministry drafting policy to address learning disabilities

The Education Ministry is drafting a policy to address issues pertaining to learning disabilities such as autism and dyslexia, among others. Deputy Education Minister Datuk P. Kamalanathan said the policy, a collaboration with the Health Ministry and the Women, Family...
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