28 January, 2012

The 1Week That Was (16 – 22 Jan 2012)


17.1.2012
It was a historical day today for both the world and Malaysia, as the inaugural Global Movement of the Moderates Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, with Malaysia as the host. You can read the full text of my key note address here or watch the set of videos here. Photos of the conference are here.

19.1.2012

I received a visit from a group of Fulbright English Teaching Assistants from the United States at my office today and over tea I informed them that Malaysia is giving more emphasis to English because it is vital for Malaysians to have the competitive edge.

20.1.2012

I did a walkabout in the Federal Territory today, where amongst others, I visited SMK (C) Chung Hwa, and met the residents of Kampung Puah Lembah in Wangsa Maju and the residents of the Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPR) Kerinchi in Lembah Pantai.

21.1.2012

I attended a gathering with the Pahang civil servants in Kuantan where I informed that the special commitee tasked to review the Public Service New Remuneration Scheme (SBPA) has been given three months to do so.

Launching the national-level Ihsan Samudera programme in Tanjung Lumpur, I announced that fishermen throughout the country will be given aid between RM5,000 and RM10,000 to repair their houses.

22.1.2012

I met up with the members of the Malaysia Tamil Schools Community at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan Tamil Kinrara. I expressed the need to convene a special conference to discuss and formulate a new blueprint for the future of Tamil schools in Malaysia.

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