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Farewell, Michael... Family and friends


sing We Are The World during a memorial service for Michael
Jackson at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
In front of the stage lies the singer’s ornate golden casket,
covered with a mound of red roses. Tears and eulogies flowed
as mourners, including rock stars and athletes, gathered for
the memorial, watched by an estimated worldwide audience of
several hundred million. The two-hour celebration of Jackson’s
life ended with a moment of gut-wrenching poignancy as the
superstar’s 11-year-old daughter Paris unexpectedly addressed
the audience from the stage and said “Daddy has been the best
father you could ever imagine”.
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It’s back
SCIENCE AND MATHS ALSO TO BE TAUGHT
IN VERNACULAR LANGUAGES FROM 2012
by Husna Yusop would be back to the previous situa- languages until the last cohort
newsdesk@thesundaily.com tion, Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri ended in 2014,” Muhyiddin, who is
Muhyiddin Yassin said yesterday. also the education minister, told a

P
UTRAJAYA: After six years of The implementation will start press conference.
teaching and learning science

to BM
in 2012 with Year One and Year He said the cabinet made the
and mathematics in English Four pupils at primary level, and decision after looking closely at the
(PPSMI), the government has Form One and Form Four students findings of studies and observations
decided to revert back to Bahasa at secondary level. Form Six and on PPSMI which have shown that its
Malaysia for national schools and matriculation students will not be implementation could not achieve
the respective mother tongue for affected. the desired results.
vernacular schools. “To avoid affecting the perform- “What has been implemented
However, the decision would ance of those under the PPSMI, the was PPSMI/BM, whereby teachers
only take place in stages beginning teaching and examination of the
2012, and by 2015, the whole system two subjects will be done in both » Turn to Page 2