KUALA LUMPUR, March 4 (Bernama) – One of the more pressing tasks for Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin now is finalising the names of his Cabinet line-up.
Analysts are saying that while Muhyiddin has to hasten the appointment of his Cabinet members to ensure the smooth running of the government’s administrative affairs, he also has to pick suitable candidates whose capabilities the people have confidence in.
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) lecturer Associate Prof Dr Mohd Mahadee Ismail told Bernama the function of any new Cabinet, by right, is to deliver the pledges made by the ruling coalition in its election manifesto.
“Since the new government has no election manifesto to guide them, they should use the promises made by the new prime minister (in his maiden address to the nation on Monday night that was aired on local television networks) as a guide,” said Mohd Mahadee, who is attached to UPM’s Department for Nationhood and Civilisation Studies, Faculty of Human Ecology.
In his speech, Muhyiddin, who was sworn in as the eighth Prime Minister on Sunday, promised to appoint Cabinet members of calibre who have integrity and a clean track record.
He also promised to improve the national healthcare system and use his past experience as an education minister to enhance the quality of the national education system. Focus will also be given to the implementation of the Shared Prosperity Vision 2030 to boost the nation’s economy and narrow the economic gap between the various communities.
Said Mohd Mahadee: “In his speech, the prime minister touched on matters such as improving the nation’s economy, healthcare and education and fighting corruption and misuse of power.
“These are the issues that are of concern to the people who also want a government that can resolve issues efficiently at the grassroots level.”
He also opined that the Cabinet should be formed soon to ensure that the nation’s administrative affairs are not affected.
Any delay in doing so may hold up important decision-making processes and lead to a lack of direction which can have political, economic and social implications, he added.
Head of Governance and Integrity Cluster at Universiti Utara Malaysia’s Centre of Government Studies Prof Dr Ahmad Martadha Mohamed, however, felt that the Cabinet appointment process may take “some time” as all the parties in the new ruling coalition have to be consulted and asked to nominate their respective candidates.
“Next, the candidates have to be evaluated to ensure that they meet the criteria set by the new prime minister who has expressed his intention to form a clean government that upholds the principle of integrity. This process is necessary to increase the people’s confidence in his leadership,” he said.
Urging the people to be patient and calm, he said Muhyiddin should be given leeway to prove his ability to govern the country competently.
COMPETENT AND EFFICIENT
Ahmad Martadha also said that the ministers’ appointment should be based on their capacity to address current issues affecting the country, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, trade war between the United States and China, ringgit’s depreciation, high unemployment rate and rising cost of goods.
The people, he stressed, also want Cabinet ministers who are not driven by their own political and individual interests.
“We’ve seen how people used to criticise certain ministers in the past who failed to carry out their duties well,” he said, adding that the formation of a Cabinet that met the people’s aspirations would strengthen their support for the new government.
Mohd Mahadee, meanwhile, said Muhyiddin and his Cabinet should endeavour to bring the administration closer to the people and be more sensitive to the problems they face in an effort to resolve the issues plaguing the rakyat.
“The rising cost of living, fuel prices and house prices, and highway tolls, income tax and PTPTN (National Higher Education Fund Corporation) loans are among the issues troubling the people,” he added.
Microsoft Unveils Windows 11 Operating System
MOSCOW, June 25 — Microsoft on Thursday unveiled Windows 11, the next entry in the Windows operating systems’ line-up.
Sputnik reported, citing media, that the next iteration of the operating system will feature a new user interface, a simplified start menu, and an updated taskbar. Windows 11 is also said to have new snap controls, a Widgets panel and a starting sound.
According to Carmen Zlateff, director of User Experience for Windows, the new Start menu is optimised in a way that allows a user to quickly find whatever they need. The menu uses cloud technology allowing one to see their recent files on various devices.
The operating system also has new snap layouts, which can be tailored to one’s screen. It also enables use of extra monitors for greater screen space, as well as easy switching between different devices back and forth at one’s convenience.
Windows 11 allows use of several different desktops which can have different apps and wallpapers for various purposes.
Significant parts of the canceled Windows 10X are reported to have been used in the development of the version.
(Video) Called ’emart24′, One Of Korea’s Famous Convenience Stores Is Now In Malaysia
Recently, there has been particularly great news circling all over social media platforms that have made many netizens so excited. It is actually about one of South Korea’s fastest-growing convenience store that is called ’emart24′. According to the news, it has officially opened specifically in Bangsar South. Malaysians are so excited because now there are going to be more store which they can enjoy various Korean’s goodies.
There would be so many Korean products that are going to be sold there such as Korean street food, exclusive Korean snacks, and also Korean beauty products. Korean street food that all the Malaysians are always looking for such as delicious ‘eomuk’ which is a fish cake, sausage, ‘cupbap’ which is cup rice, fried chicken, pau, and also bingsu.
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According to the post that stated, “We’re more than just your typical convenience store. Get a variety of Korean products from hot food to cosmetics. All under one roof”. The statement itself would surely make all the Malaysians become so excited to have a visit to Korea’s convenience store.
emart24 also has mentioned that the Bangsar South’s branch is actually the first of 300 targeted to be launched in the country over the next five years with each Reserve Store having its own distinctive characters. For example, their Reserve Store in Bangsar South boasts innovations that are aimed at enhancing the customer experience with a larger space, customized interiors, and a distinct character that sets it apart from other future Reserve Stores so the customer experience is unique every time.
Sources: Instagram emart24.
Mothers-Teachers Collaboration Makes PdPR A Success
KINABATANGAN, June 25 — The implementation of home-based teaching and learning (PdPR) requires full commitment from teachers and students, but the role of parents is also important in ensuring its effectiveness.
Teachers at a school in the interior of Sabah are aware of mothers’ influence in the success of PdPR, especially in areas where it is difficult to conduct online learning.
A teacher, Najme Nasir, said mothers of pupils of Sekolah Kebangsaan (SK) Sungai Lokan, had given a strong commitment to making PdPR a success since last year.
“The one who gives a lot of cooperation is the mother at home, the one who helps the students a lot is the mother, the one who keeps nagging kids about their homework is the mother.
“For that, we really appreciate the role of mothers in helping their children and also helping us teachers implement PdPR,” he told Bernama when contacted.
Najme said the commitment of the mothers made it easier for teachers to monitor the progress of students at home as some areas in Kampung Sungai Lokan did not have good internet access due to the hilly terrain.
The school’s teachers and headmaster, Masnah Apong, always looking for ideas to encourage students to be interested in learning, he said.
Among them is using their own money to buy school supplies, wrapped them before delivering them to 62 school children at their homes.
“There is no denying that the performance of students in the interior is different from that in the city, let alone when PdPR was launched following the pandemic.
“For us, we want the students here not to be left behind in their studies,” he said.
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